My skill set isn't at that point yet. I can't get much flex out of the SB. I can tail press and I have to really pull the board to get a few inches off the ground. I have been happy with my set-up and my progression. I just want to keep advancing the skill set and continue to progress in park.
BA as you know I don't have the experience to draw on that you and others do and being newer I haven't riden many boards so not to sure I could even tell the difference, kidding kinda....
I have done well in the park for my time and age of learning a new sport. But sometimes specialized equipment can and does make a difference in performance until I can get that 3 or 4 years riding experience under my belt.
I know your not fond of the SB, but do you think that is fine for where I'm at and be able to continue to progress??
-the 'naner is fine for a park board, yes I have one but currently collecting dust
-softer board is generally easier to learn be it park or groomer but not very forgiving with jumps
-flex rating varies greatly for different companies and is comepletey useless.. I think Bataleon is actually gonna do the opposite this year (10 softest, 1 stiffest, not certain though)
-soft bindings means better movement and better control
Not at all. In all honesty I shred on some POS gear. Not that I enjoy riding a 03 kemper eclipse thats delaminating its just I dont have another board.. I can nose slide a rainbow to hit 30 foot booters and I do fine. Even though my board isnt made for it.. It doesnt matter. I just do what I do with the gear I have.
I hear skate bananas are the shit so.. I dont think youll have any problem.
Just go out there and shred because what board your riding on doesnt matter.