Never Summer make great boards but given your original post stating your experience and what you want to do riding-wise I don't think the legacy should be your first NS choice. By all means buy a NS board but perhaps the Evo or Proto would be better fit. Also, some think they are not the first board choice of a beginner. The riders choice is a good board too by all accounts. But remember the rocker profile is completely different from say the Goliath, one of your earlier choices. I'd seriously think about which type of camber you think would suit you best before you go hunting for the end-of-season deals. My rec. remains the Ride Machete or perhaps even the Arbor Westmark or Blacklist.