Dang, I was going to try to sell you my roxy ally (only used 5 days - major buyer's remorse on my part), but it's a 152. The roxy ally is a step up from a beginners board, it's got the magnetraction, and is light and responsive, and gets decent speed too. I bought it (last years model, brand new, $240, great deal!!) being told it was a more advanced board. I'm a pretty good rider, but to be honest, don't know much about boards. Anyway, after a few days of riding it, I'm eh about it. I'd probably be super stoked if I was a more intermediate rider. It's not great on steeps or bumps (edgehold is not so hot, but on a more advanced level), but that probably won't affect her much. Hope this helps a little.