New Registeree needs opinions on Rocker boards
So I purchased a Solomon 2013 Pulse 157 (Wide Board). Its a flat rocker board with a flex rating of about 3 out of 10 supposed to be beginner to intermediate all mountain board . Just to start out I come from a skateboarding background where I was sponsored for a little while. The first time I went up I had no problems getting up riding etc went about 10 times or so got better each time tried out a lot of different boards probably at the time traditional cambers. So after about 3 years of not going up I decide to get back into it, I buy all the gear and this board. Right off the bat I couldn't even stand up. I was really expecting just to get up and go like the other times I've went. It took me about 10 mins to figure out how to get up on this board. There is no edge to dig into! It's like you almost have to jump into it like a surf board. So I kind of figure that out get going down the hill and it feels like I'm on Ice Skates or something I could not control it at all. Embarrassing to say the least, coming from my background. During the last end of my run I go to slow down with my heal edge and the board just shoots from under me and I land on my tail bone. Not to mention pulling my rotator cuff from just trying to get up, to get going down the hill! It felt very sketchy going on the groomers and at high speeds very squirrely. Am I just not getting these boards? Any advice opinions would be much appreciated.