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Old 02-01-2012, 09:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am a beginner with around 15 days on a Morrow Radium. I read some discussions on this forum that when comparing rocker to camber, it is like comparing automatic to standard in cars. Also, camber is less forgiving, you have to get your techniques right. So, I thought having a camber board will help me to progress. Plus, I found this K2 Ambush on ebay for a great price. Anyway, I took this K2 Ambush (camber) for a run and noticed I dont know how to turn anymore. On green, I still could link turns like before, but there seems to be a delay, especially on my heel side. on blue, when it is steep, I just can't seems link the turns. So, is a camber board harder to turn? or just because Ambush is stiffer (a little) compare to Radium? And, is it a good idea to progress on a camber, or should I go back to rocker?
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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After riding Camber for six years and then finally trying Rocker this year all I can say is wow. I went back to my camber deck the other day and it was like riding a whole new board. Turning on a camber is a bit harder, but nothing that should slow you down, at my level at least. I could see a beginner maybe struggling a little. Camber is really nice for edge hold and jumps. Personally I love my camber board for jumps.
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I am a beginner with around 15 days on a Morrow Radium. I read some discussions on this forum that when comparing rocker to camber, it is like comparing automatic to standard in cars. Also, camber is less forgiving, you have to get your techniques right. So, I thought having a camber board will help me to progress. Plus, I found this K2 Ambush on ebay for a great price. Anyway, I took this K2 Ambush (camber) for a run and noticed I dont know how to turn anymore. On green, I still could link turns like before, but there seems to be a delay, especially on my heel side. on blue, when it is steep, I just can't seems link the turns. So, is a camber board harder to turn? or just because Ambush is stiffer (a little) compare to Radium? And, is it a good idea to progress on a camber, or should I go back to rocker?
Camber is harder to turn in that it requires more energy and a better stance. I learned on posi camber and I highly recommend it, creates a better platform to progress on IMO. Ride the rocker too for fun.
Riding different boards and making adjustments is also good practice IMO.
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'd like to do this too. Give camber another go. I learned on it, now ride an RC deck.

You'll have to go back to the basics, initiating turns with your front foot etc and doing everything very 'correctly'. It'll help you tidy up any bad habits, that's for sure
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I loved my 2005 ambush 161.......! That brings back some great memories!
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Are you talkinig about going back to camber full time, or just buying a camber deck to ride just to make sure you are using good technique?

I went from camber for many years to C2 and I don't think I'll ever go back. It just has the best of both worlds. I haven't spent any significant time on a full RC deck.
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:28 AM   #7 (permalink)
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thanks a lot for the info. I think I will keep both boards, use the camber one to perfect my techniques and use the rocker one to have a worry-free fun day on the hills.
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