i assume a freeride board like the custom x is gonna be faster when traveling on a carve. Most newbies are unaccustomed to that type of speed, and when you don't have a good feeling of edge control down already, you will be punished harder for your mistakes.
I think it will boil down to your own innate skill. Get punished too much, and you will shy away from progressing. Overconfidence and lack of skill will get you injured. Pick your poison.
At least give the board a chance, hopefully, you'll know when/if you need to draw the line on whether its too much or not
Last edited by Unowned; 03-28-2011 at 10:26 AM.