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Old 11-04-2012, 03:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Flow's I-Rock Camber: How is it? How does it compare to NS RC?

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I am looking for opinions on Flow's I-Rock camber system. I am in the market for a new board with no demo opportunities, and have my eye on a Flow. I really like the feel of Never Summer's RC camber and was going to opt for a NS, but none of their boards fit the exact bill of what I am looking for and after much debate I am not gonna spend $500+ on a compromise. However, I did find a Flow for under $400 that seems pretty much spot-on, and appears to have a very similar camber profile. How is the I-Rock? Is it as similar to RC as it looks? Also, how is the durability of Flow boards in general? Any input is appreciated, thanks!
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey guys,
I am looking for opinions on Flow's I-Rock camber system. I am in the market for a new board with no demo opportunities, and have my eye on a Flow. I really like the feel of Never Summer's RC camber and was going to opt for a NS, but none of their boards fit the exact bill of what I am looking for and after much debate I am not gonna spend $500+ on a compromise. However, I did find a Flow for under $400 that seems pretty much spot-on, and appears to have a very similar camber profile. How is the I-Rock? Is it as similar to RC as it looks? Also, how is the durability of Flow boards in general? Any input is appreciated, thanks!
Hi Snowsam17,

Flow makes 2 Camber Rocker Camber profiles.

The EZ uses 2 subtles cambers and a subtle rocker in the middle. It also breaks the cambers (to flat and then to rocker) further from the contact points giving it a very easy going feel.

I Rock uses more pronounced cambers and rocker sections. The rocker section gets a convex base. This is awesome and you can definitely feel it while riding. The cambers carry further out towards the contact points (then to a short flat section then to rocker). I rock rides incredibly well and stands up to anyones camber rocker camber models. In terms of visual noticability of the contours Mervin is the most subtle with Flow and NS being very similar.

Flow also does Pop Cam which is a complex camber story. Essentially it is a Camber board that goes flat between the bindings and has flat sections just prior to the contact points. It breaks to rocker before the contact points to keep it catch free.

I am very biased but Flow does not get nearly the recognition they deserve for the tech that they are putting into their decks. They are procucing boards that are VERY part and labor intensive and are offereing them up at amazing prices.

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Thank you guys so much, so much helpful info! It sounds like I can't go wrong snagging a Flow, and for $150 less than NS that makes my decision all the easier. I ride in New Hampshire when I am home, and Central NY when I am at school (very familiar with the lake effect powder ), which have very similar conditions to what MPDsnowman described, so I think the I rock should work perfectly
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