I know a fair bit about snowboarding and I have to be careful how much I steer what board my daughter gets. I will try to steer the choice towards a handful of boards that are OK and not too expensive and then I let her choose even if it is not one I am 100% crazy about (I am not keen on rockered boards if their are any shredders out there) because I know if she does not like it she will not snowboard. So if you are steering away from a camera male sure there is some buy in. Eg if he wants a yucky zoom you may want tort that ride. Most of us thought zooms were cool at some point.