I just got in the sport two months ago and i'm loving it. I think my skill level right now is somewhere in the intermediate area for I just did my first black runs yesterday in the mountains. I enjoy riding fast carving with little jumps and doing switch riding. The board the I learned on from the first day until now is the 2009 K2 Anagram.
Im not sure if my technique is wrong because when I try to do fast carving on my toe side, it seems so much harder to hold an edge and I seem to lose control. My friend told me maybe my boots or bindings may be too soft. How can I tell that my boots or bindings are of the soft type? Also, how can I tell if a snowboard has an extruded or sintered just by looking or feeling it? I have a snowboard that I got used and I am wondering if I should wax it. I read that extruded boards are not worth waxing so I do not want to waste money.