John, check out the Dakine Mission backpack. I just got it about month ago and love it. it's got the two board carry straps for my snowboard (havent tried a skateboard in it as i dont do that, but it would definitely hold one). and its got four or five side pouches, a padded laptop sleeve, and two or three other padded pockets. I use the backpack for school, as well as put all my camera stuff in for filming out on the slopes, and it works awesome. (board carry straps even hold a tripod quite nicely!) haha. Hope the advice helped. I'd definitely say go with Dakine, no matter what model you get.
Oh and its got a heavily padded goggle pocket which is really nice.
(Message edited by benbuchholz on February 25, 2010)