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How does regular camber feel in powder?

How does regular camber feel in the powder? I was looking at some powder specific boards and it seems like most of them have some kind of rocker feature on them.

Then i see some of these videos and Eero is going pretty crazy in Japan powder on a regular cambered board:

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probably sink down.
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depending on the powder, your skillz, and the nose tail shape. I have a cambered Option Northshore...has a shovel nose and a tapered pintail...works great for up to a 12" but the problem is deeper the nose does not want to recover from subbing.


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Ride fast enough and anything will float. Unless you're riding a Nordic ski... that's gonna sink.
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acckkk, camber in pow is the worst, feels like you are dragging an anvil behind you all day
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I ride a 159 Arbor Abacus in the pow and it's dreamy... ref stance is set back...i put it back a notch further and it feels like I'm surfing!

You can make any board float in the pow,you just gotta go for it!
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as long as the pitch is steep enough and your moving it will float, its when the slope eases up and you slow down a softened up longer nose comes in handy... Im 82kg and I just rode a 154w cambered Burton Operator board in knee deep in lillehammer two weekends ago... sure I had a bit of thigh burn and I wish I had a different board it but it didnt stop me from having 9 goes at it and thru the trees....

that said If I was to do it again, i'd have brought my 161 flat rocker with 25mm setback with me
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before the rocker re-revolution we all road cambered boards in powder. You set the stance back a bit and went for it. So yes a cambered board can ride powder. It's a bit more effort and you definitely need to keep your speed up but otherwise it feels almost the same.
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as long as the pitch is steep enough and your moving it will float, its when the slope eases up and you slow down a softened up longer nose comes in handy...
This is it exactly, on a steep pitch you won't notice much difference, in the flats you're back leg is burning and you just don't have the control.

All of my "powder" boards have some form of camber, but the big wide nose, extra length, generous taper, and a healthy setback make the difference. Combine that with a little camber and an early rise/rocker nose, and you've got a fun powder/off-piste board!
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before the rocker re-revolution we all road cambered boards in powder. You set the stance back a bit and went for it. So yes a cambered board can ride powder. It's a bit more effort and you definitely need to keep your speed up but otherwise it feels almost the same.

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