I actually emailed Never Summer about it. It is basically the same board as the System, except it doesn't have the carbon for additional pop. It would be a great beginner board. The downside is they want 4-6 weeks for deilvery.
Thanks Scott. Seems like you're all over my questions.
I'll play dumb here, since I'm really new to this. When you say "pop", what exactly are we talking about?