If your board is sized correctly for you (not too small) regular contacts would not be my first choice. For me, they were very soft and were "outstiffed" by my GNU which is medium flex. The response between what I was trying to do and when it happened were laggy.
Contact pros on the other hand, are a different story, they're soft enough to be really fun at the park and be on a soft board (my arbor draft was pretty soft) and they were also firm enough to go on my Yes Great Dudes, which was a little past medium flexing.
I'd look for those. Also, I learned how to butter (I'm not awesome, btw) on Forces so, if the contact pro is over your budget, just know what what you have right now will be perfectly fine.
Riders much better and smarter than me are right when they said 90% rider 10% gear.
Last edited by phony_stark; 11-16-2012 at 11:21 PM.