Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Mountains of Mordor
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Well that's pretty cool, I've ridden them too. Camber vs. Rocker. Learn to press.
I weigh less than you and could butter a 155 K2 Darkstar the day my friend let me try it. Stiffer and snappier than an Airobic.
In niceness honesty, it really does sound like you're just getting a case of the camber presses. When you just lean into a cambered deck to press it, it snaps back and you don't get much press. Do the same on a rockered stick and you get lift, cause of the shape. Presses come from your front foot.
You could get something softer but you'll lose jumpability and what stability you do have on the rest of the mountain.
Fair chance you'd really like the Arbor Blacklist, Signal Park Flat, Salomon Drift Rocker, or a Flow Verve. All around 154/155 ish. They are all as soft as you would want to go and still maintain snap for jumps and mountainage.
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