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02-26-2014 02:40 PM
Originally Posted by Anticrobotic View Post
And thus, the threadjack has been completed.
The op was ultimately looking for someone from the east coast to say "yeah wtf, why do all of our shops have only hybrid and rocker boards when camber is best on the east coast?". However he brought up a great discussion about how awesome camber still is. Can't fight the current, you have to learn how to maneuver with its flow.
02-26-2014 10:40 AM
Anticrobotic And thus, the threadjack has been completed.
02-26-2014 09:55 AM
Originally Posted by Anticrobotic View Post
This thread shall never fade!

Also, this thread makes me want to buy a Nitro Pantera just because I know it's too much for me to handle.
You should buy a nitro pantera. I recently bought the burton juice wagon coming from a mullet(rocker), to attack banana(ec2), to a proto and hoped on the full camber juice wagon and absolutely loved it. It hauls ass. It's not even comparable to any non camber board I've owned. Yet still super responsive in the trees and ate the pow. I keep looking at it and wanting to go ride it more than anything. First burton board I ever owned and they did a good job with that board.
02-26-2014 02:56 AM
ETM Camber rules. Im moving from crc back to camber.
02-26-2014 02:47 AM
Anticrobotic This thread shall never fade!

Also, this thread makes me want to buy a Nitro Pantera just because I know it's too much for me to handle.
02-25-2014 11:41 PM
poutanen OP must have boarded at a different Jay Peak than me if he thinks the NE gets no powder:

Seems like the trend at the moment is more towards RCR shapes, or mild camber with an early rise nose. That is the shape that can carve hardpack but also be MUCH easier on the legs in the deep.
02-25-2014 09:18 PM
axr1766 I live in Boston and I agree with the op. In my search I'm leaning towards Jones Aviator. The subdued no-nonsense graphics is a plus, I'm not an attention starved teenager who hates the world anymore.
01-26-2014 12:29 PM
Originally Posted by Fewdfreak View Post
My 144 Farah smallest stance is like 17 inches and I have a 144 Avalanche women's cambered deck from '99/00 and the smallest stance on that is like 14 inches! I remember I used to ride it like that! Dudes on the lift would always be like "it might help your if you widened that stance" they were right I couldn't even bend my knees!
Haha, must have been hell of a balance act to ride that narrow! (never had a comparable experience since from '94 to '05 I've only used hand me down mens board around 158.)

Originally Posted by wrathfuldeity View Post
Excellent score...that is perfect for my small feet, heft and though the stance its not quiet enough but definitely doable.
Was bound to groomers today so the "old blue lady" had her maiden trip. Haha, was pretty interesting. Did some turns with the narrow stance and was blown away. Holy, that board carves! Did lay it flat effortlessly, turn after turn pencil lined, not just with knees but elbow close to surface.
However, felt unstable and impeded in my balance and ability to respond with that narrow stance. Re-adjusted it, now using the most outer inserts: now balance is ok again, but it now was a tad more work to get the same carves. So I guess, by moving to the most extrene stance that board allows, I loose a bit performance-wise. Anyway, the old lady was big fun! And fast! She actually was far too fast for the old lady on top, had to slam the breaks pretty often, gosh, that board picks up speed in no time

Actually got her cos I thought, hell, I need a rock board anyway, so not much loss if she rides poorly - what else does one expect from a 50 bucks shelf warmer? Ha, thought wrong
01-26-2014 06:28 AM
Originally Posted by neni View Post
Couldn't resist, here she is, brand new but old (from about '09) Rad Air Jewel 159.5

What surprises me a bit is the narrow insert/stance width. To get my 55cm stance, I'd have to use the most outer inserts front and rear.
My '13 Farah is 6.5cm shorter but inserts are wider apart, with the '13 Flagship 158 and new women's Solution 156 I can use the middle ones. Can't remember, how it was with ny old boards... have insert/stance width broaded over time?
Excellent score...that is perfect for my small feet, heft and though the stance its not quiet enough but definitely doable.
01-25-2014 04:39 PM
Originally Posted by The Deacon View Post
I think part of the stance widening is directly related to the geometry of the board. if you take that board for example, a narrower stance should give you more pop as you are afforded more leverage to flex the board. now picture a banana board, and imagine how squirrelly It'd be if your stance was too narrow to flatten it out.
Thanks! This makes sense.
Accordingly, I didn’t set it up in the most outer inserts but will first try it with a narrower stance and see.
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