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post #111 of 164 (permalink) Old 03-27-2013, 10:06 PM
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I think it depends on the conditions for me and my two boards, a camber profile (Arbor Element CX 2010) and a rocker profile (Arbor Coda 2012). I do mostly all mountain riding, and prefer the Element CX for most conditions since it is more damp at speed, while the Coda is more fun with some new snow on the ground.
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I rode a full camber board my first 13 years and switched to a LibTech C2 profile board (T.Rice) a few weeks ago and it's awesome. I can't see myself going back to full camber unless the C2 is squirrelly at higher speeds that I only usually reach when I go out west. I live in the Midwest and the runs at my local hills aren't long or steep enough to get above 30-35MPH.
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Camber - what men ride

Rocker - Gals, girls, beginners and people who like to replace stability and precision with a sloppy banana.

And your riding TBT?
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Camber - what men ride

Rocker - Gals, girls, beginners and people who like to replace stability and precision with a sloppy banana.
Some of the best, most powerful and precise boards I've ridden are some variation on reverse camber.
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And your riding TBT?
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And your riding TBT?
lol yup. Funniest statement coming from this goober. TBT is great and I enjoy riding my bataleon occasionally but it is one of the most forgiving boards out there and is ideal for beginners but I can't charge nearly has hard on it as other CRC or RCR boards I have.
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These is nothing I can do on a traditional camber that I cannot do as well or in some cases better on a hybrid.
Two boards of similar flex, you should if you know how to load the tail, be able to ollie higher on a camber board. Simple physics.

Think of it this way
Camber = spring
Rocker = worn out spring
CRC = mostly worn spring
RCR = closest to camber

There is a reason almost every guy who is competing in Slopestyle or Half pipe still rides camber.
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Two boards of similar flex, you should if you know how to load the tail, be able to ollie higher on a camber board. Simple physics.
Similar flex is a bad assumption. Snowboard construction has come quite a long way and flex can vary across the board length. I.e., my CRC board has a soft rocker section with much stiffer camber sections.
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Yes.

Camber For Everything - Except Riding POW, which a Reverse Camber nose is all that is needed for pure awesomeness-
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Similar flex is a bad assumption. Snowboard construction has come quite a long way and flex can vary across the board length. I.e., my CRC board has a soft rocker section with much stiffer camber sections.
This is not something new. This style of snowboard construction has been going on long before reverse camber boards. I have camber boards with soft tips and stiff middle sections and camber boards with soft mid section and stiff tips. These ideas were borrowed from ski companies pretty much from the begining of snowboard construction using CNC machines.

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