i agree with everyones answer.. People will start saying " oh burton is shit..you shouldve bought a capita, Lib tech or GNU" etc
i learned everything on my burton air which is no jib stick whatsoever.
anyways, start off on boxes waaaayyy before you hit rails. also learn to be comfortable flying off kickers just to get a better feel of weight distribution.
also, NEVER try to compensate for your board drifting off the rail or box. if u feel like your slipping off the feature then simply go with the flow otherwise u risk injury