Originally Posted by Soggysnow
I have an equiptment related question.
So last season (and some of this one) I have hit a few boxes, down boxes and rails on my SN Pandora which is a Hybrid. Have tried boardslide, not successfully but can swivel by board without catching an edge to get the feel. All ok.
This week I have been using my Stepchild PMS and while I love it for jumps I seem to be nailing myself about 3/4 of my efforts on a BASIC box.
Do you think one style of board is more forgiving or is it all in my head. I feel that Its different even when I come into my prep, harder to not be on some sort of edge on my new board.
I initially fell on my ass but since have been going down/coming off on my toeside trying to remain flat. Looking at end of box always.
Any advice appreciated. Just want to know if it is ALL in my head or if it is slightly harder and less room for mistakes on my camber.
If its al in my head, there is a LOT of chatter in there right now.
I have a GNU Park Pickle (like your Never Summer Pandora, rocker in the mid & camber between bindings) and a Ride Machete (like your Stepchild PMS; flat rocker). I would say that there are noticeable differences when I get on boxes with these two boards. However, I don't think that one is harder than the other, it's just different (e.g. I usually won't try to lock a board slide with the pickle being centered between my feet because I'm directly over the rocker profile; also I tend to do more tail/nose presses with my pickle because of the more aggressive rocker).
Neither of your boards are extreme enough to not be able to perform on boxes, so just throw your worries out of your head and keep working on your fundamentals