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Old 02-27-2009, 08:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A friend of mine that just moved here is buying gear this weekend. We took him up to the mountain this week and he absolutely loved it. Should I recommend that he get a reverse camber board or start out on a traditional board? I rode a traditional board my first season and personally I think my RC boards blow it out of the water. I think a RC board would have helped me learn/progress even faster if I started on one.
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some beginners would find a reverse camber board to be too loose an unpredictable. others would like that it basically steers itself. I personally like a board that stays very very planted and dont care for the loose ride for anything but park riding.
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Old 02-27-2009, 10:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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start him off on a traditional, RC let people get away with a lot of things. No good when you are first learning
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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ok, so i was thinking maybe a agent, darkstar or chb maybe?
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some beginners would find a reverse camber board to be too loose an unpredictable. others would like that it basically steers itself. I personally like a board that stays very very planted and dont care for the loose ride for anything but park riding.
People need to realize that not all reverse camber boards are "loose"...generally its only Skate banana's that are labeled as loose boards and maybe the K2 WWW Rocker since it has to be ridden perfectly centered, but thats what they are made to feel like...NS double rocker boards boards feel like a normal cambered snowboard with the benefits of rocker...hense why Lib Tech is moving to that in 2010. They realized while rockering is sweet, its harder to pull off and have a all mountain board than just double rocker..
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Never Summer has both rocker and camber on their boards. You'd be totally fine on that.
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Old 02-28-2009, 06:41 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I agree with the comments about the NS boards. Also let him ride your RC board and rent a traditional and see what he likes better. That is the easiest way get his feedback.
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People need to realize that not all reverse camber boards are "loose"...generally its only Skate banana's that are labeled as loose boards and maybe the K2 WWW Rocker since it has to be ridden perfectly centered, but thats what they are made to feel like...NS double rocker boards boards feel like a normal cambered snowboard with the benefits of rocker...hense why Lib Tech is moving to that in 2010. They realized while rockering is sweet, its harder to pull off and have a all mountain board than just double rocker..
I stand corrected.. I can only post my experience and have no problem with you having more knowledge than me and letting me know. I take that into mind and next time i will be able to offer a more educated opinion.
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