I will agree that a lesson is probably in order. And will probably sign myself up for one.
As far as riding ... I just get down the hill without any of the fancy stuff. No park related stuff. My 7 year old just started riding so i'll probably spend most of my time chasing him on greens and blues with a go pro.
I ride mostly in tahoe with an occasional big bear trip.
I read good things about the one magtek but had a concern when another member with my build posted a picture of his cracked board.