Which core is you One board (Modello, ATR, TimeBomb)? That can have an effect on the way the board is popping and as a beginner is generally a lot of board to be working with, and size can also matter. Both the Franchise and Tribute are continuous rocker boards where your One is three stage. They'll generally carry more speed and have a more consistent pop than your One, but will sacrifice amplitude, meaning that consistent pop you're getting will not be as vertical as your One board. Neither are bad, I'd say the Franchise is a step up from the Tribute as far as board tech goes. The Tribute has molded fins that will reduce your ability to tweak the way it locks down when edging.
Those are both boards that sound like they'll suit you better. Comparably, the new Hyperlite Baseline and the Ronix District have a bit of a hybrid rocker where they edge like a continuous board but pop more like a 3-stage. It's all about the way you ride and finding a happy medium between speed, consistency and pop. Takes time as well. Size wise you should be looking 138-142 at 180lbs.
As always with board recommendations, if you can demo any boards, it helps because you can eliminate shapes you don't like and get a feel for shapes that you do like. DEMO DEMO DEMO!
Last edited by Jmaxymek; 01-02-2015 at 1:22 AM.