I had an 06-07 Rider's Choice with Magnetraction. I don't know if that's what you what to have as a beginner. It's not too forgiving. It's a stiff board, and if your not paying attention to what your doing it'll fling you right on your face. I'm more of an intermediate, and it took me a few runs to get used to it myself. Stick with a regular beginner board that's a little softer and more forgiving. Hit up your local shop, and ask around on the forum, there are many good boards out there.