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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 12-14-2011, 06:24 AM Thread Starter
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To rocker or not?

I keep eyeballing the agent rocker! Should I make the move or stick with a regular Camber deck. I played on a NS Heritage last year for a week and loved it but was out West. Our resort is mostly man made & very seldom see ungroomed terrain. I had an old Lib w BTX which washed out but never realy tried the C2 or camber-rocker-camber on a groomed run. Has anybody else made this move and regretted not doing it sooner? Would it be better to go softer or stiffer for an all mtn rocker?
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Which hybrid do you like most for control & carving? Camber or rocker between your feet! Would you stick with the same size or ride shorter? I rode the Heritage 159 last year and had just the right amount of flex or maybe it felt that way because of the rocker. I weigh about 170! I feel like my 160cm 09 Rome Mod just may be too stiff.
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Hope this doesn't count as a thread jack but I had a quick question that's relevant. Just bought a 161w Rossi One Magtek and I weigh 200lbs. Should I have sized down a little more?
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With both the C2BTX and the NS version, if you get forward of center, both boards behave like a traditional camber deck and the nose will dive. As long as you remember to utilize that rocker between the feet and ride slightly aft of center, they both float like a dream.

same happened to me. first day I rode my travis rice, i got a little nose heavy in the pow and like 2 seconds later did an epic powder roll

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Hope this doesn't count as a thread jack but I had a quick question that's relevant. Just bought a 161w Rossi One Magtek and I weigh 200lbs. Should I have sized down a little more?
Nah, you're good. I go 159-163 and weigh 165#.
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Traditional camber is dying, but imho don't write off a flat board either. Ive been using the k2 turbo dream which is 70% flat under and between the feet, but rockers at the tip and tail. So far i can carve with no slipping just as hard as any board ive ridden, camber, camber/reversecamber, etc. Of course in ice it might not be as good, but i don't ride ice here .
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Traditional camber is dying, but imho don't write off a flat board either. Ive been using the k2 turbo dream which is 70% flat under and between the feet, but rockers at the tip and tail. So far i can carve with no slipping just as hard as any board ive ridden, camber, camber/reversecamber, etc. Of course in ice it might not be as good, but i don't ride ice here .
Yep I second this, the "flat" K2 bases are a great compromise to the rocker\camber debate.

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I like the rocker in the middle myself.

camber is like standard shift, rocker automatic I do like to drive both...
i'm stealing your analogy and using it from now on...

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So which board would be prefered overall? Rome Agent rocker or Never Summer SL. I have always liked Rome for their awesome customer support but NS does have a 3 yr warranty. I imagine that carbonium topsheet is indestructible but would it be worth the extra cash? I guess by then I should consider the Lib Phoenix line with C2? Tough call and too much money.
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