Originally Posted by ScottVD
Um, not that well: I've been doing it wrong though (last season) - for a tail press I've been trying to pull my front foot up instead of shift weight back on tail..
I recently got the snowboard addiction video series and that's been super helpful. This will be my 3rd season, my local mountain opens the 20th. I've been practicing on the Proto shifting weight and stuff for presses on the carpet but I don't have enough experience with other boards to know how flexible the board is, I guess it's all relative to what you know.
Last season I did some boxes, jumps, junk like that but I haven't touched a rail yet. I *love* the topsheet on the Proto but think the Evo might be too similar, same board just a tad softer? I was also looking at the K2 WWW - if I'm going to get a new board it better be substantially different from the Proto.
I agree with snowklinger that while the Evo is a little better for jibbing, there is nothing wrong with using the Proto to learn how to jib, butter, etc.
I've demo'd both the Evo and the Proto, ended up buying the Proto. Personally I agree with you that the Evo is too similar and I wouldn't waste the money (that $400-500 buys you a lot of lessons). The Proto is little stiffer in the tips, hence a tiny bit harder to press/butter but gives you more snap for ollies. In my opinion, if you can't do the trick on the Proto, you will only be able to barely half-ass the trick on an Evo anyways.
Sound like you are on the right track with the Snowboard Addiction. I think taking lessons and practicing the right technique
is far more effective than buying the "perfect