I defiantly understand Sales guys are out to make a sale. I told the guy upfront that I was ready to buy, but I wanted something that was an upgrade. I wanted something that would be something I could do tricks on once I was ready to start trying that aspect of the sport out. The antic was actually cheaper than the first board I brought to his attention (it was rome) When he recommended a ride I reminded him that I was looking to upgrade. He assured me that in his 13 years of snowboarding experience ride boards had performed well and that this board was a step up from the control.
I have done some of my own research. I know doing this after making the purchase is well ass backwards! I can be impulsive sometimes
STANCE: 3/4" Setback
Base Sintered, 4000
STANCE: 1" Setback
Base - Extruded, (I think) 1500
Looks like I got a different board
I'm not sure of the style called foundation for the ride control, but I suspect it means entry level. The ATV on the antic I assumes means All Terrian... For the shape I am assuming that Twin means I can go either direction on the Antic and have good control, versus the control is meant to be ridden in on direction. For the side cut radial seems to be the old standard and the quadratic is suppose to make the board turn harder the harder you dig down into the snow (my interupation of a thread I found on here, feel free to correct me if I am wrong) I was kind of surprised that the stance set back would be more pronuced on the control than the antic, if I remember correctly the further the set back the better the board is at steeps, but the down side is it is a little harder to turn. Seems that the Antic will be easier to turn if I am understanding all of this correctly. Does that mean it will be harder to control at speed? The base is sintered which sounds like that is what I wanted, it will hold more wax on the board which should help with speed. I assuming that the base of the control is extruded since ride website does not say that is sintered on their website, with the antic they listed as sintered. If control is extruded this could be one of the the biggest differences between the two boards (if I am understanding everything that I read correctly) The side cut being different is also a big deal I think.
The boards are both 151cm. I asked the sales person if I should go with longer and he recommended I stick with current 151cm. Based on size guide and my wieght I could of gone with a longer board.
As far as I can tell this board is a step from what I had. Based on the specs I have listed above and the features what do you all think, will the board be easier to control at speed and is it something I can do tricks on in the park once I am ready for that?