I agree with Snowklinger. I used to ride a NUG last season and I liked it a lot. In my opinion though it is a board that only makes sense when you have enough experience to compare it to a "regular" board. Edge hold and stability are not the board's strong suits and these attributes would help you learn faster. There are better choices out there for you. Try K2 Turbo dream or a Nitro Team Gullwing (these are only two of a hundred possible good suggestions though).