The rocker boards are a bit of a different ride for sure. I think the beginner rider will find them easier to learn on and at that level through intermediate switching over to a regular cambered board might throw them. For the seasoned vet, I doubt there will be any problems. I have demo'd several rockered and regular cambered boards in a day, and guess what? It was just snowboarding to me, differences aside. I never got to take out the vario grip NS board BA was trying out last season. I am looking forward to taking one of these out for a spin at the dealer demo days.