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Old 01-19-2014, 01:25 PM   #11 (permalink)
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This link helped without insulting my " False Memory" of being able to ride or "Poor technique" http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boa...de-rocker.html
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Old 01-19-2014, 01:37 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I went from a stiff camber to rockered board and while the feel was different, it wasn't even close to what you describe. Once you stand up, all boards flatten out and the effective edge is in contact with the snow. It's what they do when you unweight or "overweight" them that makes them different.

But not being able to stand up because you couldn't get on edge? Ummm...that's not the board

Sounds like your weight isn't close to the center.

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Old 01-19-2014, 02:28 PM   #13 (permalink)
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This link helped without insulting my " False Memory" of being able to ride or "Poor technique" http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boa...de-rocker.html
You missed the important point: you're NOT riding a "rocker". You've a hybrid flat, not a rocker. It's a flat board with rocker in tip/tail and no rocker between the feet thus it's not a rocker, which would have rocker between the feet. Read the link with the different profiles before playing miffed and interchanging well-intended advice with insult...
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Not sure where you got the Hybrid. Solomon calls it a Flat Rocker board but at this point we are just splitting hairs.Salomon Pulse Wide Snowboard 2013 | evo outlet
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I went from a stiff camber to rockered board and while the feel was different, it wasn't even close to what you describe. Once you stand up, all boards flatten out and the effective edge is in contact with the snow. It's what they do when you unweight or "overweight" them that makes them different.

But not being able to stand up because you couldn't get on edge? Ummm...that's not the board

Sounds like your weight isn't close to the center.
I think you might be right, maybe my back foot binding was set back to much.
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Old 01-19-2014, 03:33 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I think you might be right, maybe my back foot binding was set back to much.
Rocker is all rocker...no flat, all banana
Rocker between the feet and camber tips is hybrid.
Flat between the feet and rocker tips is hybrid

YOU need to be centered. It doesn't matter where your binding is if your weight is 80% on one foot. You can stand up and ride with only one foot strapped if you're balanced.

Everything you describe: can't get an edge to stand up, board spinning out, etc. is a symptom of poor fore and aft balance.

Try this self-evaluation: ride across the hill (ie perpendicular to the fall line). Hop quickly on your board 5 or 6 times, getting 6 inches of air each hop while moving forward. If both your feet don't leave the ground at the same time, you're not centered and your weight is too much on the slower foot.

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Not sure where you got the Hybrid. Solomon calls it a Flat Rocker board but at this point we are just splitting hairs.Salomon Pulse Wide Snowboard 2013 | evo outlet
Anyway, I give up.
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What I'm saying is if my binding is set back to far, and most of my weight is on that back foot I'm not going to be centered.

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What I'm saying is if my binding is set back to far, and most of my weight is on that back foot I'm not going to be centered.
And what I'm saying is that if most of your weight is on your back foot, then that's bad technique regardless of where your binding is.

Dude, if your season is that short, don't waste any more of it diagnosing things by trial and error: take a lesson.
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I think I will take it from here. Thanks for your help..
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