THat's definitely a breath of fresh air for me! Thanks for the positive input people. I know now that the Custom is initially for intermediate-advanced riders so I was just afraid that I was in over my head in getting it with me being in a beginner-intermediate level. I mean, $325 for the board and bindings seemed like a deal I couldn't pass up. It would be nice to be able to handle it well with more experience. Such a sick board too!! Love the graphics!