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do reverse/hybrid glide better than camber on flats?

On hard packed flats, do reverse/hybrid glide farther/faster than cambered boards? As the contact points are raised on these boards, i would think the former has a tendency to glide more, rather camber would have a tendency to tract.

Obviously reverse/hybrid would be looser, but i was just wondering if anyone else had noticed this as I seem to go much farther on flats than my friends running on camber.
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Not in my experience. Glide on flats is all about having a good wax job.

Now if we're talking about in powder, it definitely matters. Reverse will glide a lot further than camber and a true powder stick will glide a lot further than just a run of the mill rocker board.

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Anything that raises the contact points off the snow will as it's reducing drag. Camber drives the contact points in to grip when you flat base this causes friction and reduces speed.


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Not in my experience. Glide on flats is all about having a good wax job.

Now if we're talking about in powder, it definitely matters. Reverse will glide a lot further than camber and a true powder stick will glide a lot further than just a run of the mill rocker board.
assume equally waxed bases. My board has taken more abuse than most other's i know.

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Anything that raises the contact points off the snow will as it's reducing drag. Camber drives the contact points in to grip when you flat base this causes friction and reduces speed.
thanks, that's what i thought.
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