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post #8 of (permalink) Old 02-13-2010, 02:08 PM
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Sure. Camber is the traditional snowboard set up. Where the middle of the board between your feet has somewhat of an arch to it, which ultimately helps create more pop in the board. The tips still flare up on the ends.

With rocker or "reverse camber", the part between your legs is flat, no arching, and the tips of the board are shaped up in a more extreme fashion. This allows for a different kind of contact between the snow and the rider, useful to preform easier butters (spinning on the ground), better control in most conditions other than powder at normal speeds, and in many rocker boards it provides more control when hitting smaller jumps and doing presses.

However, downfalls are is that it is a completely different riding experience, doesnt ride as well in powder or at higher speeds, and the boards tend to not be very firm at all.

Just depends what you are looking for. Hope this helps! I ride traditional camber just for reference.
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