Hey wakeguy. I don't ride either one, but I will tell you about my setup that I love. I have the 2006 CWB Lotus 131 with the Torq Hinge bindings. It's a very forgiving board with or without the fins. If you read in some of these other threads that have been posted, many of the ladies would say the same. (Congrats on the baby girls and happy early father's day!) I started late last season due to having a few lil ones of my own. But it's an awesome beginner board that will advance with you. Hopefully I didn't make your decision any more difficult. Check out its stats on the WakeWorld home page; "Equipment & Reviews" If you don't already know, it has all the wakeboards listed with a very detailed discription. Good luck and i'm sure she'll be happy with whatever you guys choose.