Thanks guys! Mucho helpful. Just to clarify, is there any disadvantage I'd receive from riding the Cadence purely as an all mountain board until I learn the basics? Because I like the idea of a board that lets me be somewhat lazy once in awhile without any serious consequences. :P And again, those graphics! *drool*
Also, when you say the Cadence is an "easier" ride...does that mean it picks up speed quickly? I worry that, as a beginner, I'd be in danger of losing control on a board that accelerates too quickly. And fiiiinally, does it make a difference that I do most of my riding now at the upstate NY mountains? The last few times I went the mountain was slightly icy and I had a bit of a hard time...would the Cadence work well in those conditions?