When to uprgrade
For years now, I have rented boards but I finally decided to buy my own board. Because of limited funds I went with a Burton Indie 158. As far as my skills go, I can carve up a double black (New England style), however in the park I'm a novice. I can straight air almost all the jumps and I can 50-50 all ride-on boxes/rails. Now I know that this isn't the best board on the market but I was wondering about a couple of things.
1) If I had gone with a more advanced, expensive, and park oriented board, would I be overshooting my skill level. I.e would the board have been too much for me to handle?
2) Is the board good enough for learning boardslides, FS/BS 180s and 360s?
3) How long should I go before I get a replacement?