Hmm about the camber... I don't have very knowledge about it haha, but a friend of me said I really have to buy an banana (?). And I think I also want a twin board, so I can do fakie. What do you advise haha? -Sorry for al my 'what do you advise questions', but I think you'll know it much better than me.
The Roxy Cadence seems very nice! The only thing I could notice is that I think the appearance is a little boring? But maybe I am just a little to picky.
Thank you very much! That was really helpful!
But there aren't many boards with a blend of the two, are there?
The Roxy Eminence I linked has the C2BTX tech, which has banana (BTX) between your feet and camber (C2) from the binding inserts to the contact points (2 cambers outside your feet; one on each side). It is a true twin, so riding switch (fakie) will be fine.
I'm assuming your coming from a positive camber board? If so, you might really like the C2BTX tech because it still has pop. A zero camber profile (like the Nitro Fate you mentioned) is flat, no camber. A pure banana (BTX) might feel a little squirrely carving but good in the park. However, considering you're an advanced rider, like the park, and going for an instructor course, a blend of the two is your best bet imo.
Like rdot84, my vote is for last season's Roxy Eminence. You're getting a $500+ deck within your price range (not much, if anything, has changed from last season's to this season's). As for the graphics, I happen to like the clean and simple top sheet haha, but if you don't, you can always sticker it up anyway you want! I really think this is your best bet considering what you're looking for.
The Rossi Diva is another good suggestion but out of your price range. Sorry, I don't know much about Elan boards but in looking at the link, it's a traditional (positive) camber board. For around the same price, you get more tech with the Roxy. You might really like the hybrid camber (I do!). It also has magnetraction, so it will help on ice (if you ever have ice where you ride).
Here's a review Shayboarder (a chick) did on last season's Eminence Snowboard Review: 10-11 Roxy Eminence C2 BTX – Shayboarder.com