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What about when i'm riding flat and trying to pick up speed? feels like I always have to be on an edge to maintain control.

No solution there, just keep your balance centered, and you'll get used to it. For me, only camber has felt rad going in a straight line, but I'm not as experienced.
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It's just a matter of experience with any board while flat-basing to keep yourself from catching an edge. If it feels like it's starting to want to pivot just put light pressure on an edge to keep it straight.

If you're really hauling ass you should be keeping light pressure on an edge anyways. Nothing worse than having a tiny bump shift your board out from under you and making you scorpion onto your face.
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It's just a matter of experience with any board while flat-basing to keep yourself from catching an edge. If it feels like it's starting to want to pivot just put light pressure on an edge to keep it straight.

If you're really hauling ass you should be keeping light pressure on an edge anyways. Nothing worse than having a tiny bump shift your board out from under you and making you scorpion onto your face.
This. Always remember you can pressure an edge without being on an edge.


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You're going to love that board when you learn how to ride it (like a skateboard). Super fun board.
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Flatkick has always been my go to board.. quite a bit different from a reverse camber board but once you master it, you wont go back.
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I notice the same thing with FK boards. Really the only reverse camber boards to feel that way to me. It always feels like the tail of the board just can't stay put. But burton, arbor, gnu, never summer, and k2 all felt fine to me.
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This. Always remember you can pressure an edge without being on an edge.

Well I just learned something. AHHH SOME! Gonna try it this weekend.
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So to close up on this thread. It was the stance I had on the board. Its a twin board, but I had an off centered stance. front binding was 2nd bolt in from the front and the rear was on the outermost bolts. I moved the rear binding forward and voila! board was riding really good yesterday. I was able to straightline into some jumps for more speed and I felt comfortable landing on it also. good times!

and as nolefan2011 predicted, i do love this board now.
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