I've had a bit of biking resurgence in recent years, I'm guessing many people have a similar story.
When I was young I wouldn't spend a minute off my bike (an Orange Air-O jump bike). I got to a reasonably level of ability but as I got older I stopped getting out as much and couldn't justify riding round on a tiny frame. A couple of years ago I felt the urge to get back on the bike and brought a cheapish mongoose xc jobby. It looked fairly slack in geometry but boy did it feel different. I felt like a dead weight on it and was near impossible to manual or flick about.
I've since moved on to a Genesis Alpitude which is much much better! But it still feels a bit long and not quite what I'm after. I've checked the geometry and it does seems to be a bit longer that some of the others (seatstays length etc).
Maybe I'm after a bike that doesn't exist. I'm well aware my dirt jumping days are over but they're must be something which is still flickable and easy to get on the back wheel? There's plenty of hardcore hardtails out there but I think many of them would be the same as my Alpitude. I've heard some good things about the Stanton Slackline and the NS Surge. Just wondering if anyone has got any ideas or has been through the same thing?
Ps. I'm well aware 'It's Not about the bike' and it's a lot to do with rider ability but geometry does make a difference.