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Old 12-08-2012, 12:01 PM   #32 (permalink)
walove
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if you dont know what your doing or your lazy, riding a board with lots of rocker on firm snow can be a challenge, as when your not on an edge they are quite loose. If you do know your doing on a snowboard, and you like to turn (<--liking to turn is becoming less popular with the new gen of snowboarders) boards with more rocker are really responsive and quick to turn. pair that with a stiffer layup and some edge tech and you have a board that loves to crank turns. I have the original re carnation of the gyrator with over a inch or rocker in the tip and 3/4" in the tail and the board carves like a dream.

boards with flat/flatter profiles give a stable ride, lifted contact points make it not catchy. a good board to cruise around, land tricks other groomer activities. not great for laying trenches.

in summary

"good for groomers" doesn't mean "great turning / carving board"


side note, whats your opinion on the side cut on the magic banana. lib has it listed at 7m and "Numerically enhanced" 7m seems super tight. i like boards with a side cut around 8.5+.
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