Best style of board to learn on
I plan to buy a board soon for my kid. She's rented a couple of times and is picking it up fairly quickly so I want to get her her own equipment soon. I know I can keep renting or rent seasonally, but I'd just as soon do this.
I'm not really focused on a brand and sizing yet as much as whether a particular style of snowboard is better for beginners and learning as quickly possible.
From what I read, Freestyle boards seem to be the easiest to learn on, even though its supposed to be more for tricks than just coming down the mountain. At least that's what the buying guides seem to indicate.
Even if it ends up being a board she only uses for a season or two, I'd rather that than a board that may be difficult to learn on. My board is about 20 years old and I'm guessing much of the technology has changed, though I'm not really sure how different the different boards would feel, nowadays.
Any thoughts on whether there's any validity to Freestyle boards being better to learn on ? Or if another style is better ?
Thanks for the feedback