i couldn't tell ya what kind of board that is haha, but i would just like to say....If youre new to snowboarding, why on earth are you going to ride a swallowtail? That board is meant for some pretty heavy powder riding, and as a beginner as you described yourself, wouldnt it be better to learn on a more practical board? I mean, whatever you choose to ride is fine, but that doesnt exactly seem like an ideal board to progress on. At all. Plus, i dont even know whats goin on with the binding situation for that board. Granted i am not too familiar with older boards, that one seems to be quite odd. Perhaps someone with more knowledge on this board could enlighten me on the binding situation? the hole pattern doesnt seem to resemble anything ive ever seen even on older boards.