My girfriend got up her first try last summer. She wants to ride as much as possible this summer. Last year she had to ride with bindings that were too big for her tiny feet so I just bought her a pair of LF Switch bindings. I got her an Oneil CG vest that fits her as well. I am getting her a board this week. We have it narrowed down to the Lotus or the Diva. She really wants the Lotus because she likes the graphics. I tried to explain that there is more to a board than the graphics but that is another story. She is a beginner and is 4' 8" and 100lbs. She can probably demo the Diva but not the Lotus because the local shop does not sell it. So if I get the Lotus it would be online without a demo.
I think she will be fine with either board but I would rather she demo. She has her mind set on the Lotus though. Being a beginner she probably wouldn't notice any difference between the boards. Should I make her happy and go ahead and order the Lotus?