I have the new Custom with Cartel est bindings. It's a nice board who allows you to ride aggressively if you want to. For me it was the perfect board right now, but I wish it was just a bit softer. But thats all. I ride it all, and this is a real "all mountain" board, that will give you plaesure for sure. But I don't know if its the right pick for any beginner.. I havent tried it properly in the powder snow just yet, but I'm sure it behaves good there too.