New Board Advice - lib
Boot size: 9.5
Riding style: Goofy - Bombing, groomers, occasional pow & looking to start park
Age: 35, yeah I'm old
budget: no budget
location of riding: Mostly east coast with a 1 or 2 international trips per year.
Ability level: Intermediate
Background: Skateboarded for 8yrs (street and park), then quit and started snowboarding (reg camber) for a year (all mountain, some park). Moved to tampa for college and forgot about boarding for 10yrs, until last season.
Rented gear at stratton, and only fell a few times, but other wise did very well. So I bought a 2011 burton joystick, est cartels, ambush boots. Rode 33 days including a week long trip to Chili last July.
I noticed that the board felt hard to control, like you really have to dig hard to make turns. Landings and high speed feel unstable, almost like the board wants to wash out from under me. Going slow on flat connecting trails, is super difficult to stay up, forcing me to balance either heel or toe for extended periods of time. I thought all that would change after I put some time in on this board, but it didn't. The board just feels too forgiving and not responsive enough.
With that said, I don't think a V-rocker is for me.
I'm looking for something more stable at high speeds and landings. And I want to get more into park this season.
Lib tech has the Magne-Traction and I think that may help with the stability issues that I've been experiencing. I'm just not sure of which board would be best for my needs. At first I was thinking the t.rice but I hear it's not so good in the park, too stiff. And yes, I know I will have to get new binding; most likely another set of Cartels.
Anyone have any lib tech suggestions?