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Old 03-27-2013, 01:12 AM   #101 (permalink)
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My last two boards have been the Capita DOA and TFA. They're both a type of camrock, and I like the shape a lot. They're good for jumps, bombing groomers, halfpipe (camber is excellent for carving and pop).
Flat/lifted contact points make the boards almost as catch free as my old Indoor Surival, which is a flat/rocker board, but they are definitely more springy and stable.

Pow float is a lot of marketing, imo. Unless you NEED a centered stance WHILE you're riding pow, you can set back your bindings, and any board will float better.

My jib skills are lacking, so in the park I tend to go for the biggest jumps I can handle, or the halfpipe, camber is best for this.

The only other time i'd want a rocker board is tight in the glades, because I tend to initiate turns by sort of nose-butter-pivoting into them, and a rocker board's tail will naturally move out of the way faster for turns. I think the length of the board (shorter) is more important for riding in tight vegetation.

DC also makes some camrock boards, and I think more companies will be producing boards with a mellowed camber soon.
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:48 AM   #102 (permalink)
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Reading the comments here I am considering giving hybrid another try. I didn't have the worst experience the first time I had one. My first board (purchased) was the 2010 Burton Flying V. I believe it was their first attempt at the profile. I think back to it to say it rode alright but then I was still a brand new rider and working heavily on my own skills. I do remember it getting very chattery while flatbasing and it taking more effort to keep it straight. But again I was still new to riding so that could be all my fault.
Eventually I got better but soon after jumped to a '10 Custom X......WHICH I LOVE!!!! Just bought the '13 Custom X to replace my old one. Sadly wont be able to ride it till next season but yall have me really thinking about picking up next years '14 Custom Flying-V. Especially since I hear they are switching it up a bit and attempting to make it a stiffer version then any of the other FVs.
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:57 AM   #103 (permalink)
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Pretty sure Flying V is full rocker. There is a huge difference between a hybrid and a rocker. Sounds like some folks are basing their opinions on full rocker versus full camber.
i have never tried it so i do not know how it performs.
but the flying v is definitely a CRC hybrid, at least in its design.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:39 AM   #104 (permalink)
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Pretty sure Flying V is full rocker. There is a huge difference between a hybrid and a rocker. Sounds like some folks are basing their opinions on full rocker versus full camber.
Nah its a hybrid its designed to be camber-rocker-camber w/ lifted tips. Their full rocker is called V-Rocker
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:32 AM   #105 (permalink)
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Flying V is rocker tip and tail, camber under the foot, and rocker in the middle (What soul06 said).
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:55 AM   #106 (permalink)
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Flying V is rocker tip and tail, camber under the foot, and rocker in the middle (What soul06 said).
I really wish they'd all stop the marketing crap and start calling a spade a spade.

There's pretty much 5 types of base profile (not including TBT)

1) Camber (including the flat base to cambered tips)

2) Flat

3) Rocker (including the flat base to rockered tips)

4) RCR (basically any of the camber with lifted tips models)

5) CRC (Flying-V, Mustache rocker, etc.)
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:39 PM   #107 (permalink)
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I really wish they'd all stop the marketing crap and start calling a spade a spade.

There's pretty much 5 types of base profile (not including TBT)

1) Camber (including the flat base to cambered tips)

2) Flat

3) Rocker (including the flat base to rockered tips)

4) RCR (basically any of the camber with lifted tips models)

5) CRC (Flying-V, Mustache rocker, etc.)
Simplified:

Camber - what men ride

Rocker - Gals, girls, beginners and people who like to replace stability and precision with a sloppy banana.
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:48 PM   #108 (permalink)
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CRC brings to mind a recurve bow....wonder if it is a similar principle at work
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:27 PM   #109 (permalink)
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I really wish they'd all stop the marketing crap and start calling a spade a spade.

There's pretty much 5 types of base profile (not including TBT)

1) Camber (including the flat base to cambered tips)

2) Flat

3) Rocker (including the flat base to rockered tips)

4) RCR (basically any of the camber with lifted tips models)

5) CRC (Flying-V, Mustache rocker, etc.)
There are some with rocker in front and camber all the way back too, right?
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:13 PM   #110 (permalink)
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There are some with rocker in front and camber all the way back too, right?
Yeah actually that's what my board is like, I consider that either part of the camber, or part of the RCR camp.
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