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post #131 of 164 (permalink) Old 04-05-2013, 01:17 PM
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winners of the Legendary Banked Slalom this year:

Pro Men

1. Seth Wescott 1:33.221
2. Graham Watanabe 1:33.801
3. Jason Robinson 1:34.045
4. Rob Fagan 1:34.318
5. Nate Holland 1:34.873
6. Travis Rice 1:35.231
7. Harry Kearney 1:35.285
8. Terje Haakonsen 1:35.662
9. Temple Cummins 1:36.183
10. Rob Kingwill 1:36.197

wonder how many were on traditional cambers(?), i have a feeling that Seth was...only one i'm sure wasn't is Trice...i was there too, just wasn't paying attention to that
Bet JRob and Temple were both NOT on camber as well.
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winners of the Legendary Banked Slalom this year:
They bank the turns so non-camber guys can have a chance too!!!
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Bet JRob and Temple were both NOT on camber as well.
probably true

but Terje? would surprise me if he was not
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I recently switched from very stiff 2010 ride dh camber to pretty soft 2012 rome gargage rocker.

The new board is much more surfy and playful. For just playing on the hill buttering, surface 180's 360's, tail press. Stuff just playing on the hill softer rocker board much better.

For carving it is worse. For boxes and rails it is better, but for landing jumps it is worse only in that after you land carving away at high speed (coming down off jump) is worse. Worse, only in that you are moving quick and trying to regain control (slow down). As I get used to new board perhaps I will improve. Plus where I am at minnesota buck hill there is usually not all that much room before you run into someone or something.

Mainly my point is this: I think most of concerns about rocker boards vs camber is not so much due to shape as it is to softness of the board. I can't be sure, but I think if my rocker board was stiffer the edges would bite in more when carving. So it is not so much the camber/rocker that makes a difference.

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To people who complain about camber and lack of float. Shut up, if you go fast enough any, and i mean any, board will float.
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it would be interesting to be used to both, do a big pow run, then switch boards and do the same exact run
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It is not that interesting. the camber stiffer board is better for carving...end of report. Better: more locked in, can generally go faster with more control.

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To people who complain about camber and lack of float. Shut up, if you go fast enough any, and i mean any, board will float.
WTF do you know, just a couple months ago you had barely ridden any pow, let alone any big lines. Many of us are well aware of how a cambered board rides in pow. I did it for almost a decade.
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....annnnnnnnd get the marshmallows, cause damn!
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im riding the softest camber ive ever been on, lovin it for everything, including haulin azzz, crud, pow, w/e

theoretically makes sense that a rocker in pow would not 'drag', but we must be talking a pretty damn subtle difference, Princess and the Pea type subtle

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