That's not a beginner board
He probably would have taken the advice if everyone hadn't suggested a LF/BB(don't blame him for not) I bought a Mana which isn't a beginner board either and took the center fins off immediately. I think buying a beginner board is a crutch, plus he said that hes been riding periodically for the past couple years.
Nice setup! Post a pic when ya get it
I've been debating on the new Viva, but want to wait to see what happens with Company first.