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Do I want a board with a ROCKER???

What is this thing? do I want it?
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Depends on what u want to do with it

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the primary function of "rocker" is powder riding and making it easier, less wearing on the back leg. although depending on the extremes of the rocker angle they can work in other conditions too,
if you're not going to ride powder than i wouldn't worry about it..


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I somewhat disagree. While Rockers are generally supposed to be great on powder, the added contact points that most companies put on their rocker boards nowadays allow them to be very versatile. I took my Arbor Cascade rocker out last weekend in Michigan in some very shitty conditions; the added contact points placed at the bindings were great on some of the iciest, hardest-packed man-made snow I've ridden.

Now, I have no idea if that means you "want it" or not, but a quality rocker should be able to handle both powder and hard-packed/ice.
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the primary function of "rocker" is powder riding and making it easier, less wearing on the back leg. although depending on the extremes of the rocker angle they can work in other conditions too,
if you're not going to ride powder than i wouldn't worry about it..
I wouldn't say that it's main use is only powder... Rocker can defiantly make riding powder a lot more easy (and fun) but it doesn't end with powder. A rocker board can make pressing and buttering things way easier because your tail/nose are lifted off the snow and give you a head start. Rocker boards also can offer you a much less catchy ride. This can make learning easier, but take that with a grain of salt as you could learn improper technique that would need to be corrected later on.

The thing is though well their are a lot of advantages to rocker boards but there are some disadvantages. One of the main problems a lot of people have with rocker boards is that they tend to wash out at speed and generally just less stable. As a general rule most people use rocker boards as a park/pow board and camber boards more as a cruiser board. Over the past couple years hybrid designs have also become more prevalent and they include both rocker and camber in their design.
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if you're not going to ride powder than i wouldn't worry about it..
That's a pretty big generalization.

I bought mine for the quick turning ability in tight glades and moguls here on the powder-free ice coast. It delivers that better than my cambered board.
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