Originally Posted by wrathfuldeity
Btw stiff fr boots are less forgiving when learning....because they are too responsive...as a noob you don't have the finesse skills, so you will over-react and get your ass owned....just sayin.
Your are going to crash regardless of how stiff the boot is when starting out. I've seen people learn in hardboots (essentially modified ski boots), which I definitely would not recommend... but they didn't have more issues than a regular novice.
Finesse is learned through negative reinforcement - you don't know if you are doing it wrong otherwise. In my opinion, falling as a beginner is a lot better than getting over-confidant on mellow runs, and then eating it at high speeds.