I wouldnt recommend the custom for a beginner, Its not a very forgiving board. If you want a more beginner board that still has ics look at the dominant, its classified as a park board but you can take it pretty much anywhere. Also the ConDom, same thing as the dominant but it has a convex base, aka a little bit harder to catch an edge which all beginners would love. Yeah the Triads are nice, a little too flexy for my taste but I have a lot of friends that ride them. They're not geared towards beginners, however you would probably be fine on them. Keep in mind they're not cheap which is generally why beginners dont ride them. I would also look at the Missions, and if you want to go a little pricier, the Cartels. If your a beginner you really wouldnt notice a whole lot of difference between sets of bindings that are in the triad price range.