The softer the board the easier it is to manipulate it. U just have to know what you are going to use it for and decide on that basis. If want to learn tricks and park its better to get a softer board. If you just want to carve around get a stiffer board meant for freeriding. With that said a soft board will most likely be easier to learn on but it's better to get a board that u can still use after you progress.
Last edited by MistahTaki; 05-28-2012 at 03:58 AM.