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First board - Yes or no to rocker??

Would buying a rocker board as my first board have any negative effect on my learning? And when talking rocker, my buddy keeps yapping about his rocker board with mangetraction and how a rocker without it is not nearly as good. Can anyone shed some light on this magnetraction for me and if it is being hyped over the top by my buddy?? I can find some dece rocker boards out there and if I can ride one of those for a few seasons, I'd like to go that route.
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Magnetraction isn't necessarily all hype, but it's not needed for everyday riding. It's excellent for super icy conditions though. My personal opinion is that Lib Tech developed Magnetraction to regain traction lost from the style of rocker they created on the banana.

Ok so about rocker for a newb.

I personally feel a rockered board is amazing type of board for a beginner. It's already kinda shaped like a board shapes when put into a carve, and the edges are up which lowers the amount of edges caught.

My personal opinion is that Capita and Never Summer and Ride with the lowrize, have the best rockered boards on the market.

Capita calls their rocker "Flat Kick"

Never Summer is Rocker and Camber

Ride is Lowrize

My personal opinion is that Capita beats the other 2 companies out as far as reverse camber tech being the best.

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Thanks for the heads up. So my buddy must have a lib-tech cuz magne-traction is exclusive...

As for the rocker options, i dont have 3 or 4 hundo to drop on a board as bindings are also gonna be bought. So my options are 09 models (ive looked at the clash and blunt from burton) or going with a cheaper brand like lamar. Anybody got some advice??? I am having a hard time finding 09 models that are still for sale so if you guys have recommendations on either side of the ball i'd appreciate it.
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Dude your a bitch for even thinking about Lamar. All of the 09 rockers are hard to cum by cause everyone bought them up. Get some Christmas cash and get a capita, that will give you the most bang for your buck. Do what I say or else you will regret it when you catch onto boarding.
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hahahaha well im not sure the bitch comment was necessary but i appreciate the advice. I figured mentioning lamar would draw a reaction or two like that....that said 5 hundo is just not realistic. I was looking to spend 200 max on a board. If I am gonna boost my price range to say the low-mid 3's for a rocker it'll be for something in the area of the blunt or anagram. Soo, if anybody has recommendations in that area, I'd love to hear 'em.

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that said 5 hundo is just not realistic. I was looking to spend 200 max on a board. If I am gonna boost my price range to say the low-mid 3's for a rocker it'll be for something in the area of the blunt or anagram. So, if anybody has recommendations in that area, I'd love to hear 'em.
You can buy the Capita Sierrascope(Sierrasnowboard.com) w/ coupon code "insidescope" which brings the price down to $299. This is a pretty kickass board for $300, and all I hear is good reviews of Capita, expecially their FK Tech.
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thanks for the suggestions fellas...this was the kinda feedback i have been looking for. keep it coming.
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You can buy the Capita Sierrascope(Sierrasnowboard.com) w/ coupon code "insidescope" which brings the price down to $299. This is a pretty kickass board for $300, and all I hear is good reviews of Capita, expecially their FK Tech.
dude i just checked that deal out and killer job on the info that is definitely the kinda sitch I was looking for...that one is def cataputled to the top of my list...good looking out.
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You can buy the Capita Sierrascope(Sierrasnowboard.com) w/ coupon code "insidescope" which brings the price down to $299. This is a pretty kickass board for $300, and all I hear is good reviews of Capita, expecially their FK Tech.
this is exactly why i ordered mine. it should be here Christmas eve.
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