The Burton Clash is a beginners dream come true for many reasons. The first is the price. Great for the amount of tech you get with this deck. The second is the tech;
The Clash has the EZ V shape, it has rocker in between your feet then right out side your bindings. The nose of the board also has turned up contact points to be more forgiving and less catchy. The tail is tapered 3-6mm depending on the size of the board.
The Clash really forgiving and easy to learn on. It takes away all the fear of catching an edge, and just leaves the fun of riding. Lets face It, snowboarding is all about having fun.