have a look at the evo. I ride an evo 155...all day, every day. I'm a full time instructor and use that board to teach park lessons, bump lessons, carving, trees, steeps, whatever you can think of. Yes it is a little soft...but it still holds an edge like nobody's business. When I came into this season, I needed that "quiver of one" and the evo met and exceeded that expectation. As an intro to freestyle board it would be an outstanding choice. Presses will be easy as hell, good pop, easy to spin, its a twin, and holds up to a beating. When you're not doing that, you can still charge on it.
Just my .02