I learned on a lib-tech skate banana which was perfect, but the conditions were whiteout and dumping. Not exactly idea for learning my first season. Got a FISH in the off season. but didn't ride it till 2nd season.
Got rid of it and got a GNU RC, so much better and stable for my 2nd season, but no pop.
Got an GNU DK 2 months in for sunny park days, got a GNU BG 3 month in for MT riding.
Some people are fast learners and some aren't.
It all depends how athletic one person it.