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Don't go selling the board yet. You are likely just having a hard time making the transition from a crappy rental board that feels like a noodle to a board that is stiffer, hasn't been beat to death by people learning, and takes a little more skill to manuever.
Once you adjust, you will likely be back to where you were with the other board(s) you were learning on. Having a board like that may make learning a little more challenging at first, but that's not necissarily a bad thing. It will require better technique which will likely pay off in the long run.
I learned on a crappy board and then rode it for the next several years before finally upgrading to a legit board. Even though I was a very experienced rider, my first run on the new stiffer board felt like I was learning all over again. It only took 1.5 runs to adjust because I was an experienced rider but it was still a shock.
I have no idea if the Custome X will be the right board for you, but just because it poses a challenge right now doesn't mean you should sell it (especially if you'll be taking a big loss). If you think it's the wrong board and can sell it without taking a bath, you could probably find a better board to learn on, but it's not a must sell IMO.
As for bindings, the Missions will be fine for you. To get the most out of the board you'd probably want stiffer bindings, but I don't think it's the reason you are falling and Missions are totally doable on a Custom.
Last edited by schmitty34; 02-27-2012 at 06:52 PM.