3. Yeah, maybe I need to give it more time. It's just frustrating to be able to be proficient with one and totally awful with another. Maybe technique, maybe more confidence on the rental. Used another rental at another hill and also had no probs but don't know what brand it was, something cheap.
I'm just going to throw this out there... Is it possible you're too proud of the new board and don't want to hurt it?!? A lot of people I know (me included) take it easy when they get a new board until it's got some scratches in it... Maybe you just need a war wound or two to break the mental block around the new board?!?