Sounds like user error breh
I don't like it either. It's like setting up your bindings one to the toe side and one to the heel side. The edge didn't change, only your perception of it.I’m not sold on taper, 2 of my boards have taper and they don’t hang on as well as my non tapered boards on the east coast. They are obviously more surfy though.
Appreciate it, and that is the eternal debate. Having a big foot leads to short fat, but big foot usually means tall, which contradicts short fat. For example, I really like the sizing on the 157 and 161 Optimistic and Yes. The Y. which are more mid-short fat. Shorter than that I start to worry about it limiting me.
I've done it. Really sucked, but at the same time... tools, not jewels. Thankfully Mosses are mostly all-black bases so they're pretty easy to repair discretely. Bigger concern I have with them is they have thin bases, so you only get so much material to grind.Imagine rock shotting a thousand dollar board
So did your preferences change during this time?I moved to the mountains two season ago and bought my first board (after learning to snowboard twenty years ago). I'm looking to get into something with full camber that can rail carves. I've watched a lot of the videos coming out of Japan with their style of riding and it really speaks to me. I enjoy ripping big carves and honestly enjoying playing all over the mountain without just straight-lining and bombing. There's a place for it, but I feel that the magic of the turn is what really gets me. My first step is experimenting with double positive binding angles (never tried them) and seeing how that effects my riding. I do ride a bit of switch, and prefer a board that can at least do it when the need arises (landing switch, easier route through the trees switching over, etc.) I think the perfect board for me would be something that you size down, can still handle speed, can really hold an edge, has a large sidecut that can rail turns, a bigger nose and maybe some early rise to still handle some pow, and can handle a bit of switch riding (buttering/screwing around too). I tend to enjoy shorter wider boards in my limited experience, but I'm not married to them. I don't have enough experience to be sure, but I do know I don't want some super hard charger that is only happy at 50mph.
5'9" - 155lbs - 9.5US Boot - Adv. Intermediate / Advanced