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Old 10-16-2012, 11:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm currently using a Burton TWC standard. Its a cambered board. I'm looking to upgrade my entire setup. I've been looking at these rocker boards. Are they good for groomers? I only ride groomers and take the occasional jump. I have no interest in going to parks. My only concern with the rocker is that on the sunny winter days when the trails are "hard" and crunchy, I'll have significantly less control. Camber boards carve and turn on a dime, are rockers the same way? I don't have much powder here. The most is when it snows heavily during the day, thats about it. However when it does snow heavily there is a great deal of soft powdery snow.
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Regular camber is unquestionably better for carving groomers. If you don't ride park, or jib around the trees, or ride pow, rocker doesn't make much sense at all. Now that I don't race, I don't bomb groomers as much, but back when that's all I did I thought rockered boards were a joke.
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I'm currently using a Burton TWC standard. Its a cambered board. I'm looking to upgrade my entire setup. I've been looking at these rocker boards. Are they good for groomers? I only ride groomers and take the occasional jump. I have no interest in going to parks. My only concern with the rocker is that on the sunny winter days when the trails are "hard" and crunchy, I'll have significantly less control. Camber boards carve and turn on a dime, are rockers the same way? I don't have much powder here. The most is when it snows heavily during the day, thats about it. However when it does snow heavily there is a great deal of soft powdery snow.
Cambered boards are still the best on groomers... but hybrid cambered boards can be pretty close - it's not a significant difference. I warn against full/park/jib rocker boards as they will give significantly less control.

A rockered board will be a lot more fun to ride in any type of soft snow... even a bit of scrapped stuff gathering in little mounds on an otherwise hard slope.
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i have a full rocker gnu vertighoul and an ns evo rocker hybrid..the gnu is NOT made for bombing runs , thats for damn sure. super playful, lots of fun, but not made for regular everyday riding on groomers..the rocker hybrid (rocker,camber,rocker) is much, much better..but still, nothing will beat true cambered for straight bombing
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I bomb down hardpack/groomed runs on my coda without too any problems.
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Rocker is impossible to ride. Its all about double reverse rocker now.
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I bomb down hardpack/groomed runs on my coda without too any problems.
And you are doing turns right? Not just flat boarding... if you pull a hard carved turn at speed your track should look like this.



I just wanted to check cuz Arbor Coda is on my shortlist of boards I want to try.
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Rocker is impossible to ride. Its all about double reverse rocker now.
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no but seriously, rocker is just fine to ride for all mountain, but it certainly isnt going to hold an edge when youre trying to carve hard the same way a cambered board or a hybrid will. my DK is full rockered from tip to tail, just a straight banana, and it is definitely a little squirrely on the edges sometimes.
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Even though the Arbor is full rocker, it does have edge tech to help you hold traction. From most of the Arbor reviews their rocker boards don't disappoint.
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