If you like Camber.... R/C/R feels more like true camber than C/R/C. In my opinion.
R/C/R is basically camber, except that the contact points are not constantly engaged. They engage as soon as you tilt the board on edge (obviously depending on how much rocker is on the tips). Sometimes I have even felt the contact points grazing the snow and trying to catch (when I am very tired, sloppy, lots of pow, or conditions are inconsistent), but they rarely catch unless you want them to. The board doesn't feel squirely under your feet.
Thanks for that, the actual different cambers itself is not something Im too worried about, flex & pop is what interest me the most. I've done 3 stage rocker/flat/rocker, flatline totally flat between the contact points, and of course regular camber, Im comfortable on all of them and im pretty sure it'll take me a ride a two to differentiate the subtleties on crc & cfc.
What Im thinking here that natural convex in the Era
is going to be a big benefit in the deep, and allow for a large pressable lockable area on the nose & tail, but im worried its not going to have enough pop, the Shifty
probably going to feel like a broken down cambered deck and the flat between the feet is gonna have a bit more even bend than a standard cambered deck.
You like camber = Shifty
CRC is IMHO an acquired taste. As I am sure you have seen by the feedback on this forum there are a lot of CRC fans out there.
If I were you, plunk down for the Shifty, and try to demo a CRC board. If you demo one and find you like it, next time. But in the meantime you know you are getting something you KNOW you will be happy with.
Yeh I hear you, and it makes sense to pick the safe bet, problem is I live in Norway and the possibilities of demoing are little to null, the point you make about the acquired taste
is what im debating the most, im so use to having that stiffness under my feet Im wondering If Im going to feel comfortable with that bend in the ERA, but man all the talk about CRC makes me curious.
I know Im overthinking this bullshit and should just go with what I want, but just trying to get some feelers on what people think about these two boards, more so the Era
cuz Im pretty sure the Shifty
is not gonna be that much different a ride than my cambered deck.