I bought my first board in 04(?) after learning on crappy rentals and have been riding it up until last season. Itís a Burton BMC56 which is a pretty stiff cambered board. As far as I can tell, it was built to go really fast and be stable when it does. It has a place in my heart because its Ėstill- fast enough to keep up with my friend who rides a í10 Custom.
I learned on rentals that were barely maintained, waaaay too tall and one of them was even a wide! The BMC just seemed to take off where the rentals just kinda coasted. When I got BMC, I crashed, fell and lost control sometimes. BUT, the fundamentals were the same.
You know how to carve, you know how to control the board when youíre not at warp speed. Youíll figure out where to lean, where to press and when to do it all. Itíll be different from the one you learned because itís a different board. Forget about the camber stuff. If that í05 Ride is the one you want to ride this season then call it yours and commit to it.
Learn to control it going a little faster every time, try not to get frustrated with the experience of learning it. Before you know it, youíll have made the adjustment and itíll be as routine as anything else youíve ever done.
Dont buy into "it's too advanced for you" bs you see sometimes. Learn to ride it and become the advanced rider...you want to keep up with your friends right?