2 minutes ago, Hemmy said:
Give it time. Once you figure this board out, you will love it. It is definitely going to be looser than you surf style board. I went from a P5 Matrix (which is shaped to give a little push from the back) to the MVP which provides almost no help from the backside. This is why this board is for the advanced level rider (which I am not). Don’t give up on it and don’t be ashamed to keep the rope in your hand until you get the feel of the board and managing to control it.
Thanks for the advice. Today I had a hard time keeping it straight. The nose just wanted to kick out towards my heel side. I ended up moving my feet more toe side which helped and tried moving my front foot up but that just made me dunk it.
My original thought for the board was to learn shuvs but I’m wondering if I’ll ever be able to get my stance back if I get the shuv down. Haha.
More practice tomorrow. Hopefully it becomes as comfortable as my other board. I’ve only heard the best things and everyone says exactly what you said. Once you learn how to ride it, you will love it.