I'm not a beginner and I HATED my TBT stick
It all just depends. I personally thought it had the weakest edge hold of any board I've ever been on.
I see absolutely no reason for TBT with all of the amazing shapes of boards on the market these days.
"When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad. Thatís my religion." - Abraham Lincoln
Moral of the story: If your going to rob people, wear a diaper.