If you really want catch-free, TBT is absolutely the way to go. Nothing is as catchfree as a Bataleon, and I've ridden quite a few boards in various base shapes over the last few years. I got one for my gf last season and she loved it from day 1, being a beginner/intermediate. I've thought about getting her something else just to get something new, but she won't have it.
18 Snoplanks Asym Fish . 18 US Orbit . 18 Arbor Terrapin . 17 Lib x Lost Mayhem Short Fat . 17 NS Maverix . 17 NS Twenty Five . 16 NS Swift - 14 TJ Brand Retro Fish
17 Rome Katana . 17 Burton Malavita Wing . 16 Burton Genesis X
16 Flow Talon