I have a Burton Sherlock'11 and I think I really like this snowboard. But this year I'm thinking about buying a second snowboard set (mb because I'll go to Alps for a week and I want everything from this trip). As you know, Sherlock has Camber-Rocker-Camber structure. So, I thought may be I should try some pure camber? My choise was Burton Custom X'12. But then I read some posts on this forum about camber snowboards. In short, there is an opinion, that modern rocker designed bords (like sherlock) have all the advantages of camber and rocker.
If you go from a camber to a rocker-camber-rocker, you will hardly tell any difference other than the board floats so much better in powder and is better for trees, moguls, sun cups etc. If you go from camber to camber-rocker-camber you will notice how "pivoty" the board feels and this will at first make you a bit nervous. Once you learn to trust this, you can really cut loose on a lot of things that you dared not on a cambered board.
As I see from this post, there are no disadvantages in modern rocker boards at all
What I expect from camber (Custom X):
1) Less looseness
2) Not forgiving
3) Whole new experience
4) Better behaviour than sherlock in some situations.
5) All that's stated above is gonna make me ride better (some kind of a progress)
I plan to use Custom X on icy days, kickers (NO rails and so on), halfpipe (I didn't ride it but I hope I will), when I want some carve, may be something else.
I plan to leave Sherlock for use on rails, when I want a playful ride, on a pow, mb something else.
As for $, it's not a disaster for me to buy a new set, but I'm not a millionaire and I don't want to waste money without any feedback from the equipment.
Should I even buy a Custom X, if there are such reviews on camber (Incidentally, I didn't see bad reviews on Custom X)? Will it be a new experience and so on?
What do you think?
PS Sorry for mistakes, english's not my primary language.