My first board was a Burton Ginger 2008 great learning board but....I did a lot of research of Lib Tech after watching "That's it that's all" and found out about Magne traction and banana technology. I had to find out if what they were claiming could be true. I bought the Gnu B-Pro Mini 135cm because I am a petite woman (5'1" and 100 lbs) and the staff here at Backcountry advised me that if I wasn't a park rider this would be a great board for me. I can't explain how fun this board is. Yes, I fell a few times but that's part of learning. I must admit I didn't seem to catch my rails as much as I did with my old board...reverse camber and magne traction....I am a believer. I am a beginner and I was doing tail presses down the mountain. This board is amazing and so much fun. Look for BTX on your next board.