You may be more comfortable on a board between 145 and 149. If you are on a cheap board, that could be part of the problems you are experiencing.I wouldn't recommend the Solace for you, though. It is a beginner board and wouldn't be as responsive as you'd like. You can still get intermediate/advanced boards that are softer. I would wait another month when this year's boards start to go on sale. Look for a higher-end all-mountain freestyle board. Gnu, Roxy, Burton, Never Summer, Capita, Bataleon, and K2 are some brands to look into.