Have fun riding. 90% rider, 10% gear.
The "no-overlap" thing is an overstatement. Cambered, rockered, soft, hard, whatever. It's still a snowboard, you're still on snow/ice/pow, and you're still going down the hill. I'm not going to go into the details about the physics of rocker vs camber when carving/performing etc. You will not have any issue with the gear performance if you work to improve/change your riding.
After some riding experience, you will know what kind of gear you like.
Btw to answer some of your questions, rocker board won't track as well as camber board in a carve because several things (weight distribution, rail shape, blah blah). Also cambered board are easier to turn on, they are more slippery/skatey. Easier to turn = less effective when making a perfect carve (like carving boards).
If you are concerned with "holding a tighter line", you can ride faster, put more weight on the edge, etc. You, going from wide chamber to small rocker board, there will be differences. Ride faster and more aggressive is the solution for most problems.
Chomps, I just read your other thread where you said that your board feels catchy. Yes cambered boards are easier to catch when riding it flat. So your new rocker board, you can ride it flat and not catch. You can even spin it on flat ground without catching edge. Cambered boards = easier to catch edge = more edge contact = better tracking when carving. We're talking about at the upper most limit though. A good rider on a rocker board tracks just as well as a intermediate rider on a camber board.
Last edited by cb1021; 12-25-2012 at 07:51 AM.