First time using a rocker board - Page 2 - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #11 of 47 (permalink) Old 01-19-2014, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
Guest
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
This link helped without insulting my " False Memory" of being able to ride or "Poor technique" http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boa...de-rocker.html
xxxxxxxxxxDarkDrive00 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 47 (permalink) Old 01-19-2014, 01:37 PM
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,124
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
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.

Last edited by Bones; 01-19-2014 at 01:49 PM.
Bones is offline  
post #13 of 47 (permalink) Old 01-19-2014, 02:28 PM
The Swiss Miss
 
neni's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Swiss Alps
Posts: 4,403
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 160 Post(s)
Blog Entries: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by DarkDrive00 View Post
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...

The average human has one breast and one testicle ~ Des McHale
neni is online now  
post #14 of 47 (permalink) Old 01-19-2014, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
Guest
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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
xxxxxxxxxxDarkDrive00 is offline  
post #15 of 47 (permalink) Old 01-19-2014, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
Guest
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bones View Post
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.
xxxxxxxxxxDarkDrive00 is offline  
post #16 of 47 (permalink) Old 01-19-2014, 03:33 PM
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,124
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by DarkDrive00 View Post
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.

Last edited by Bones; 01-19-2014 at 03:37 PM.
Bones is offline  
post #17 of 47 (permalink) Old 01-19-2014, 03:36 PM
The Swiss Miss
 
neni's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Swiss Alps
Posts: 4,403
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 160 Post(s)
Blog Entries: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by DarkDrive00 View Post
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.

The average human has one breast and one testicle ~ Des McHale

Last edited by neni; 01-19-2014 at 03:38 PM. Reason: I give up
neni is online now  
post #18 of 47 (permalink) Old 01-19-2014, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
Guest
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.

Last edited by xxxxxxxxxxDarkDrive00; 01-19-2014 at 03:55 PM.
xxxxxxxxxxDarkDrive00 is offline  
post #19 of 47 (permalink) Old 01-19-2014, 04:02 PM
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,124
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by DarkDrive00 View Post
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.
Bones is offline  
post #20 of 47 (permalink) Old 01-19-2014, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
Guest
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I think I will take it from here. Thanks for your help..
xxxxxxxxxxDarkDrive00 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome