Originally Posted by chemisiq
Hi guys, a new joiner in the forum here.
Thank you for the very comprehensive post, Wiredsport.
I am a beginner-intermediate goofy snowboarder currently looking into Rocker-Flat-Rocker snowboard (ex: K2 Grenade). What is the benefit of this board in comparison to Rocker-Chamber-Rocker board (ex: Flow Merc)? I mainly ride all-mountain freeride on major powdery/ minor slushy terrain.
Open to any suggestion for board type.
A few things. The Merc is actually Camber Rocker Camber (not Rocker Camber Rocker - I know, this stuff gets crazy sounding). It looks like this:
The idea there is to keep a lot of contact area and drive while still benefiting from the looseness of rocker.
The K2 deck (I think you mean the Brigade) is almost entirely flat with a bit of lift at the contact points. That leads to a very
stable board but at the expense of energy and ease of transitioning from edge to edge in carves.