I bought my girlfriend the Rome Vinyl last season and she absolutely loves it.
It is an awesome all mountain board that a beginner can grow into and has helped her progress very quickly. Also, its not something that you'll outgrow too quickly either.
would definitely recommend checking it out--plus its only $185 bucks for last year's model right now at sierra.. can't beat that.
the only problem is that the vinyl's largest size is 152. might make you think of some other options..
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