so i got this new forum recon because it was a good board for beginners. it is 5 on forums flex scale of 10. i took it out for the first time on saturday and to me it feels like it is really stiff. all i can compare it to was a rental board but i know it is quite a bit stiffer than that. well by stiff i mean i mean i was having a hard time with torsional flex. is that on a different scale? i was having a harder time transitioning between heelside and toeside turns. once i got there the board held the edge wonderfully but sometimes felt a bit grabby. it was right out of the factory packaging. will it get more torsional flex as i ride it more or is it just a stiff board? what kind of specs do i need to look at to see the differences in torsional flex?
that was my 4th day ever, first day on that board. it didnt impact my turns, it impacted the transition between the two. once i got either heelside or toeside it was fine but just wanted to stay there. im glad it will soften up, is there anything i can do inbetween sessions to soften it? i live in the land of no snow and wont be able to use it often.
put a towel something rugs are awful for the bottom of your board
Yeah, rugs eat up the wax from the base like a mother, that's why I usually put my padded Dakine snowboard bag under my board when goofing around in the living room. I think I'll use a towel next time.