Okay so they do wear over time. I'm on my third pair.(For The price of one) You guys need to call Skullcandy (1.888.697.5855) when yours break they send you a new pair for free!!! And For Snowboarding Cruising there awesome in the park if you plan on going big and falling dont wear them! find some cheap earbuds! (I have The Purple Whites There are sick!)
I would Definitely Recommend this board for beginners! Its light and rides smooth! I bought it In January last year, and I only spent $180. Sizing I would use this site http://www.frostyrider.com/tips/size-guide.htm .. I'm 5'6" and about 145Lbs. And I ride a 149.