hmm your from Orcutt eh? Head up to Paso Robles and X-treme Marine. Pat will hook you up with a demo Marius or Absolute. Depending if you like 3-stage or continuous rocker you will like one of those. Esteem in Pismo/SLO also has boards. My home lake is Lopez too.
substance lands hard in the flats on regular jumps but raley landings are soft and fast. Also wake to wake on a substance is not that bad of landings. never ridden absolute but the transcend has good landings