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Old 04-04-2010, 08:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is geared to the park(and nothing but park riding). So I have read some places that it is much easier to learn on a rocker than is on a camber. Due to the fact that the board is less likely to catch an edge or if you are trying to press it is much easier. But a camber board holds more stablitiy over jumps. My question is it more preference in the board you want to get or will these to type of style of boards make a difference in your proggession in the park? And do rocker boards hold some type of advantage over camber boards when it comes to rails? I myself, am a fast learner and dont want to get another board due to the fact that I have outgrown the old one.
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Old 04-04-2010, 08:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I like a soft camber board, that way you can still press and i find that they lock into boardslides better.
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I tried riding a Cambered deck for the first time in 2 years 2 weeks ago. It sucked dick I'd rather ride something that's alternate camber they're more fun and easier to learn tricks on and steer the way a snowboard should from beneath the feet not out at the tips.
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Rocker is easier on rails and boxes because the board is pre-pressed so it's really easy to to style out your slides and presses. Yes, rockers are not very stable at high speeds and on bigger jumps, but trust me, if you have the skills you can use the board on bigger jumps. Rocker boards are going to defenitly help your progression in the park because you're not going to catch as many edges, so that will build up your confidence level. The only reason to get camber for the park is if your going to be riding big jumps all day or want to learn the hard way.
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I tried riding a Cambered deck for the first time in 2 years 2 weeks ago. It sucked dick I'd rather ride something that's alternate camber they're more fun and easier to learn tricks on and steer the way a snowboard should from beneath the feet not out at the tips.
is this including bataleons tbt, I know it is cambered but is a variation of it and am wondering if you think rocker is far better than that too?
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Rocker is easier on rails and boxes because the board is pre-pressed so it's really easy to to style out your slides and presses. Yes, rockers are not very stable at high speeds and on bigger jumps, but trust me, if you have the skills you can use the board on bigger jumps. Rocker boards are going to defenitly help your progression in the park because you're not going to catch as many edges, so that will build up your confidence level. The only reason to get camber for the park is if your going to be riding big jumps all day or want to learn the hard way.
Shit guess my 67 reverse camber swallow tail that's designed for hard charging pow lines must suck or my 56 turbo dream can't handle charging hard. Truth is there's so many boards that are built well for all mountain use that have some kind of alternate camber on them.

TBT is not rocker it's just a tweaked base theory with camber, at the end of the day it's still camber. Camber is dead, don't know about everyone else but I'm all for anything that makes snowboarding easier otherwise we'd be making boards in our garage, riding in sorels, and still hiking up golf courses.
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i got to try a burton v-rocker and loved it except it felt very loose. i only demoed it for 3-4 runs though, do you get use to this feeling over time or is it always going to feel this way?
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i got to try a burton v-rocker and loved it except it felt very loose. i only demoed it for 3-4 runs though, do you get use to this feeling over time or is it always going to feel this way?
All RC boards will feel loose. This is why they are great for park progression. You can attempt to hit that 360 and maybe go 300 degrees and land but the shape of the board will be more forgiving and spin around that extra 60 degrees while normal boards will end up catching an edge.

Also, normal chamber boards will always be more solid turn faster carving because of shape. When turning, tip and tail of the board acts like a spring pressing down in the turn and thats why it feels more solid while the RC boards do not get this effect. RC boards have the spring like effect in the middle of the edge and thats why the tip and tail feel more loose.

I have yet to ride a RC board that is as solid as a normal chamber board.
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