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Old 03-25-2013, 05:05 PM   #81 (permalink)
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going all the way back to the OP...

i've always ridden a full camber board...when i look down the length of a C2 or C3, magnatraction, etc..-my gut asks, is this really better? is this gonna have the pop from carve to carve i want?

regardless, i willl try the 'new'...i was planning to demo a SkunkApe all thru this season, but it just never worked out, either someone had it out, of i just didnt want to spend a pow day getting used to the demo

so, i can't say 'prefer', for sure, only...tbd

next season, before i get a new deck, i will demo everything out there i can
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:22 PM   #82 (permalink)
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Tadashi makes me want to try a TDF. Doesn't look like he has trouble in the pow

Of course I suck and he's sorta kinda good.

Drop at 1:46 is bigger than anything I would even dare think about doing, in real life or in my dreams.

and the sequence starting at 2:10 is just plain hilarious.

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Old 03-25-2013, 09:25 PM   #83 (permalink)
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I have Tadashi's first year burton promodel which is the exact same shape as his current model, but with what appears to be quite different internals.

I have ridden it in powder (up to waist deep) a few times with varying amounts of success, always with a centered stance.

I have only seen him ride his pro models in videos (or what looks like them) and having ridden his board (not that I am that good a rider), I can say the magic is in Tadashi himself not his board.
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:34 PM   #84 (permalink)
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....the magic is in Tadashi himself not his board.
that's gonna be the case with any board...whatever the advances, or marketing, there's no magic
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:51 PM   #85 (permalink)
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I like both I guess.

I love how playful the Evo is.
I love how stable and fast the supermodel is.


I don't have a large sample size though.
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:13 PM   #86 (permalink)
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The reality is though that not all boards are equal for all the different riding scenarios.

Tadashi seems to ride almost exclusively in deep backcountry powder on what is pretty much a normal sized (157 I think), camber, twin tipped park board.

If a person on this forum described the riding that Tadashi does and asked for a board recommendation, I very much doubt the TDF would be on that list.

People would be suggesting things like powder snakes and charlie slashers.

So I guess in response to someone watching Tadashi and wanting to buy his board, all I was trying to say is don't. Something like a powdersnake will probably make a regular snowboarder ride like Tadashi more than a TDF will, as sometimes it helps to buy talent.

*Disclaimer: I have never ridden a powdersnake or a charlie slasher.
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:18 AM   #87 (permalink)
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Camber for me, however I'm digging the 3 stage rocker (flat between the bindings) and i absolutely love my Slayblade flat through the contacts.
Rocker is fun, camber is technical & flat is a nice medium between the two.

I'm looking forward for k2 new lifted profile if i can move my Slayblade I'll pick one up for next season.
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Old 03-26-2013, 06:38 AM   #88 (permalink)
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Still no change here in my opinion. Been over a year since this zombie thread reemerged from the grave and I love RCR even more. I personally have zero desire to ride traditional camber any more. I recently broke out the old Atomic Coldsmoke full camber and honestly, on the hard packed piste, both my Billy Goat and every Neversummer I have tested blow it away as far as carving and stability at speed. Then when I went into the tight trees with it, it was more work than fun to negotiate the tight trees. The Moguls that I can now run a zipper line in the same path as a skier with my RCR boards was just plain sucktastic on the Atomic. In both cases, I can ride it well, but its just not nearly as fun. Yes, I do know how to ride a cambered deck too. I learned on them and taught on them for about 5 years before switching the RCR. The only reason I am even keeping the thing is purely sentimental value; it and the Forum Destroyer were the boards I learned on.

The rocker-camber-rocker profile wins hands down to full camber for me. Traditional camber may be fine for cruising groomers with the old women, but when it gets technical, they are inferior in every way......
I have tested the camrock on Nidecker and I "think" the rocker-camber-rocker produces a more stable ride at break neck speeds than the camber-rocker-camber design. I say think because I have not rode enough models to make a definitive statement. I did test a new NS premier for one run and even though it was much more stable than my proto (duh) it was not near as stable as my cambered premier. I would really like to test the raptor and summit before I decide which system works best for me and my riding but so far it looks like I prefer camber to be in the middle.
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:22 AM   #89 (permalink)
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Rode only on a very aggressive camber board for the past ~6/7 years (Palmer Carbon Circle I & II), this year was the first year I bought a used 2011 Ride Highlife UL, which is a very slight camber to flat board.

Really enjoyed it for all around conditions, thought it was more "playful" than the Palmer (its probably 30% lighter), but the Palmer cannot be matched, in my opinion, with edge hold and stability at high speeds.

I will be packing both to my next trip, but probably grabbing the Ride for most days I want to just goof around a bit....
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I have tested the camrock on Nidecker and I "think" the rocker-camber-rocker produces a more stable ride at break neck speeds than the camber-rocker-camber design.
I would say that really depends on the design. I have a CRC board that is more stable than any camber board I've tried. The rocker in the middle is much softer than the camber sections under the feet (the camber sections are something like 3x stiffer).

Not sure, what break neck speed is for you; for me it's 60mph, my CRC board is stable and doesn't show any vibrations/chatter.
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