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Old 02-23-2010, 12:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Does reverse (rocker) camber make for a better Park board?

This is a question im trying to answer as I look for a strickly park board. I ride a traditional for my every day, but I still can't determine if having the jib rocker, reverse camber, rocker tech in the board is going to make for a better park board?

Is the assumption that it will help someone who is trying to learn more tricks get the hang of them a bit better? Make landings easier, presses more comfortable, etc? Thanks!
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Old 02-23-2010, 09:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I recently picked up a 2010 NS Evo-r with the RC design. It is a rocker between the bindings but cambers on the tips. I only have one 4 hour session on this board but will share my thoughts.

First off, it definitely doesn't catch an edge as easy. Is this a good thing...jury's still out. Basically, if you are riding on flat ground, you can swivel your hips to turn the board back and fourth without any edge catching. This is possible because the tips are generally off the snow and only the middle is touching.
---Where I see that to be a problem is on landings. If you land a jump, sometimes you want that edge to dig in a bit to stabilize your the rest of your body. If you land balanced, it should not be a problem.

I've never had a soft board before but this one is definitey easy to butter. It also hops amazingly well. Maybe that is unique to this board (and not all rockers) but I can ollie off bumps higher than ever before.

As for edge grab, I only had a problem on the heel side. Maybe I wasn't putting enough pressure on it but sometimes it wouldn't grab on the tips. When carving at speed, the toe edge REALLY wanted to grab. Instead of quick cuts, it wanted to send me off in another direction. These are all most likely related to me being a novice on this technology. I might have an entirely differnet opinion after putting a few more hours on this new board.

Hope it helps or at least creates dialoge.
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Old 02-23-2010, 06:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've heard some people say that presses on RC doesn't even count cause its so easy...

I think thats dumb though, I'm looking to get an RC board for park soon
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Any thoughts on the EVO does on rails and off med-jumps?? Looking for a new park stick and I'm loosing my mind trying to decide, NS makes sick boards just wondering how they hold up to Nitro, Arbor, Signal, Capita in the park... I'm looking for just a just park board..
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