That board is 12 years old? The tech has changed a lot--and while you certainly don't need the latest and greatest--you could make it a lot easier for yourself to learn with something that is not so outdated.
I would recommend going to a ski shop nearby the mountain and renting a board for your first few days to see if you like it. At that point, maybe you'll be more willing to commit a little more cash to something that isnt gonig to make you hate the sport.
12 years ago, I don't remember hearing of a board without a wood core. The only thing that comes to mind is what sims was doing with some alumninum core stuff..
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