Question about romes mtn pop rocker profile.
Hi, iv recently upgraded from a traditional camber nitro team series 159 board that i brought in 2005, i now own a rome agent rocker 153 - 2011/12. The board has a camber rocker camber Profile.
I brought the rome agent for many many reasons inc price, performance all mountain etc etc also its more my size the nitro was too big for me really.
Anyways, im not gonna get a chance to ride the agent till end of this year so im curious, if i had one bug bear with the nitro it was even thou im an intermediate rider and rarely caught edges on piste as i was toddling along on a flat cat track i was always shitting myself about catching an edge, it felt really unstable at slow speeds and many a time the inevitable happened.
Now i cant lie a small part of the choice of the agent as the purchase was the rocker between the feet which i hoped would help the edge catch at slow speed on flats.
So..... am i right? and if so do i need to concentrate on keeping my weight off toe and tail to avoid engaging the camber on flats? Or Is the rocker there simply to help engage turns and make it more playful at slower speeds?
Finally if im wrong would it pay to get tip and tail detuned or is this not necessary on a more modern board?
As you can probably tell im a newb when it comes to rocker profiles i read the sticky on board profiles through and searched the site and couldn't find an answer to this specific question.
Thanks for your help.