Originally Posted by augie_09
Nice setup! The rocker camber 'RC' tech is great, aka libtechs power banana, burtons flying V, never summer's RC. It takes some getting used to, but on my NS sl-r I can bomb down a run as fast as a regular stiffness cambered board and float like a reverse cambered board in pow. It's also harder to catch an edge and does better on ice. Imagine the dark series is the same way.
Def true about harder to catch an edge! I rode my mates flying V that he was demo'ing and it floated fairly similar but I couldn't rely on it to 'bite' and dig in when I needed it (similar to how i like my wakeboard to be) The dark series does what u want it to when u want it. Carving on ice easy too. Like when u go from pow to hitting ice patches, I could still regain the control I needed. Maybe I'm biased now but I couldn't be anymore happier with my stick and over all setup!
Last yr with hire gear I had a horrible experience even though I hired 'pro' gear. I progressed so much this yr that I was able to keep up with mates who have been boarding 10yrs + and not hold them up. Even leading at times. I'd say it was having decent gear that gave me the confidence in my equipment to be able to push harder.
Not sure if I mentioned it earlier but I dislocated my shoulder on the first day haha, second day took it easy and gave myself the time to learn toeside 3 day went hard ( even tough still in pain) took a hard fall face planted hit my shoulder, and some how fixed it hahaha it isn't 100% better yet but did get rid if the constant pain that was there lol