To OP: pretty much same story as me, rode 18-22 with about 6-10 days from then until 35. Been working up to 30footers, would like to hit the 40s as they just look well built in those medium jumplines.
The pipe is fun, but the bottom of it is hard!
Check out the snowboard addiction videos on youtube. I was already learning booters by myself and with friends, but these vids helped me a ton by dialing in some basics.
is it late october yet?