If anything it will be more easier to link turns as your equipment will be more responsive. You should be fine.
Sorry, but not entirely true.
Generally a more responsive the board is, the less forgiving it will be for a beginner.
My thoughts are that the most important gear for a beginner is a board with good flex. I hate taking a lesson with a kid who's bought themself some new flashy freeride board because I know they lack the ability to move both feet individually while they're learning on such a stiff board. Boots and bindings, bah, not such a big deal.
I'm not sure what the podium has but if it's a stiff board, I would say go buy yourself an old second hand board with lots of flex that you can use.
Also I'm unsure what level you're at, so maybe you're fine with a slightly stiffer board. A flexy board will help you initiate turns which in turn will help you turn at a slower speed.
Once you can do a strong edged turn, then start using the stiffer board. So yeah, I don't know you're ability but basically, as long as you're comfortable with the board, you will be okay and get used to the rest of your gear pretty quick.
Stiff boots can also hinder your progress but it's not such a big deal, you can loosen them if you really don't like it - Get them wet, walk about in them, store them with their laces untied and push the backs down to get out of them.