What are you looking to ride? Park, all mountain, powder, groomers? You can base your board off of the riding you want to do. I started on a never summer and my first board is a GNU B-nice. It's soft and flexible. Very playful and doesn't come with a steep price tag. I adjusted the softness of the board with stiff bindings and boots so when I advance I can just upgrade my board. I would suggest not going with a traditional camber board for starters.