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Old 01-06-2011, 11:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been riding an old camber board for years now and it's finally cracked. I'm looking into a new board and I'm trying to decide whether or not I should go for rocker or some combination. I love the pop of camber and the power you get, I'm worried about a rocker board being to soft. I was checking out the t.rice c2btx which sounds like one of the stiffer reverse camber boards out there, any suggestions?

Also for the t.rice I was looking at the 157. I'm 6', 170 lbs. size 10.5 boots, should I go for the 161.5 instead? I was thinking I might prefer the blunt shape just incase I ever venture out of the trees and into the park.
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Old 01-06-2011, 12:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I am a fan of the camber/rocker combo. The T Rice has the C2 which is rocker between the feet and camber under the bindings. It is a playful ride but I actually prefer the opposite configuration such as the Rossi Angus. This board as well as the NS lines of rocker combo have traditional camber between the feet with rocker tip and tail.
Never Summer uses rocker between the feet and camber under the bindings, like Lib Tech. Rossignol is similar to Jones, Yes, Nidecker, and Ride (Hybrid ProRize only).
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I prefer the NS, Lib versions of rocker/camber. Rocker between the feet and camber at the tip/tail. The main reason is you can load the tail for ollies and jumping in general. You also get the playful ride of rocker, but get that camber dig when you need it most. Deep turns, that sort of thing.

To each his own though. They are all variations of the same game. The hybrid combos are the way to go.
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The reason I was looking at the lib tech c2 shape is because it gives you the benefit of rocker when you're bombing groomers, what they say is that the rockered shape follows the curve of the turn so that helps, is that true?
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and the t.rice is just about the stiffest you can go right?
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T.Rice is one of Lib's stiffest boards. On the grand spectrum of boards, it is far from the stiffest. Ride High Life and Custom X are just two examples that are stiffer.

T.Rice is awesome though. Didn't have any issues with stability. I'd do the 157 for your size.

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I'm not sure I want the directional flex of the low pro on the highlife, and then the custom x is just camber and it sounds like there are some benefits to the rocker.
Leo, have you ridden the trice?
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I wasn't really recommending the Highlife for Custom X for you. Just examples of flex.

I did ride the T.Rice and loved every second of it. One of the reasons why I didn't get one is because of the flex. I just wasn't looking for something that stiff.

Fast, stable, and poppy. Excellent all-mountain board. Just too stiff for freestyle in my opinion.
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what about some of the never summer boards, have you tried them?
I was thinking maybe the premier f1
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I haven't tried any NeverSummer boards. Plenty of people have here though so I'm sure information will be aplenty.
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