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Old 09-14-2011, 08:23 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Thank you for all the suggestions..I checked alot of those boards out as well as some others..My main thing is I dont want to sacrifice stability at high speeds.I was actually surprised at how many"GOOD" park boards are cambered.I figured the way to go would be a rocker,but I doubt there would be so many cambered boards if rocker gives you that big of a advantage that cambered can not.Would learning how to butter be more difficult on a cambered?(Im sure its a rider by rider basis)Also what would be a good board for my size(5'8 145)?Sorry for all the stupid questions.
In response to your Q about buttering, boards that are really dialed for blazing speeds and board that are really dialed for press/butter are different beasts. Watch an old Terje video and you will come to realize that you can definately butter unreal on a cambered board, but many of the rocker variations do make this ultra-easy. Board design is all about compromises and no board is truly perfect at everything. From what I am hearing, you really want to focus on a straight up the middle freestyle board. Magnetraction helps on hardpack and for holding more speed with confidence on a rockered board. From a very differnt approach, triple base loosens up the cambered feel for a nice middle ground.
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