Trouble with new board (Rome Slash)
After going snowbaording a few times and learning the basics, I decided to buy a decent board (rentals by me are pricy and it will pay for itself after 4 times). I was learning on a Flow Merc and it was performing beautifully, it held its edge really well and it transitioned nicely.
I just recently bought (option to buy actually, can return at end of season)
Flow Flight 2 bindings
I was going down the slopes the other day and I felt my board was not transitioning well. On the Merc I was able to make quicker turns more often and could switch from turn to turn with more ease. The Slash seemed to want to go downhill more and it was harder to do the quick baby turns (as opposed to long drawn out s turns across the entire mountian).
Maybe its cause of the boots, or maybe cause its my first real board, but I cant figure out why I was having trouble. It was icy. But my board definitely wanted to stay on the edge and fought my attempts to switch quickly. Can anyone give me some advice as to why this is happening? The salesmen told me that the slash was an excellent all mountain board. My brother advised me to look at other more beginner oritented boards such as the Libtechs with bannana technology or something with a bit more flex, but said the Slash wasnt awful. The slash's flex was not rated awfully high though! I cant figure this out, someone help!?!?!
Last edited by solb22; 01-04-2010 at 12:48 PM.