Rocker C2 should be a good ride for your wife. Easy to turn, hard to catch an edge. I like Roxy boards and this should be similar, both made by Mervin. The flex looks like it's about the same as the Eminence. Have her take a lesson. I couldn't learn anything from my husband and he's been an instructor. If you are in Colorado and she ever has Wednesdays off, there are women's Wednesdays programs at several mountains(A basin, Copper, ?). She can drop in on a class or sign up for more.