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01-14-2014 09:07 AM
DaryleTN Well.. I did make it sound like I can't get off a lift but let me clarify. On a regular board I can get off the lift no problem, go any direction I want, and easily cruise over to the start of the slope. Basically on a regular board I can navigate with back foot in stomp pad no problem at all. Now on my rocker.. I can get off and go straight no problem at all. But it seems like when I go to make a turn (with back foot on stomp pad) it's almost like it just pivots around the center and the back of the board kicks out on me. Again last night I rode my friends camber board and the problem instantly disappeared. I'm guessing the problem is my lack of skill and the rocker is probably amplifying it where the camber board is not.
01-14-2014 08:58 AM
ItchEtrigR
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Thanks for the replies already... We are planning a trip to Snowshoe in a couple weeks. For our area that's about as close to pow as you can get. I guess I will see how it does there then make my decision. When I'm on it I feel like I'm driving a motorcycle with a loose, wobbly back wheel. For example on my old board, when I get off the lift, I could easily go any direction I want. With my rocker if I try to go heel or toe with my foot on the stomp pad all I do is slide the ass end out from under me. Again probably a lot of that is I suck and am not use to the board. I just wanted to get some opinions because if I decide to go back to camber because I'm definetely going to lose money..
If I had problems getting off a lift on any board, I'd probably spend my money on a lesson or some more days before I bought a new deck.
01-14-2014 06:43 AM
tonicusa That Rossignol is a "camrock" board similar to YES. I think you will like that and find it a big improvement. It's camber with some rocker in the tips.
01-14-2014 05:27 AM
DaryleTN Thanks for the info... I sold my original board to a guy I work with. So last night he let me borrow it and I took it to our local resort. It is now time for my V-Rocker to go bye bye! I have loved this board. But when I went last night it was night and day difference on the conditions we have. Granted maybe if I were out west where the some power I would probably like my blunt much more. But on the icy hard pack my old board beat the pants of the blunt. I think another contributing factor a friend mentioned it (and correct me if I'm thinking of this wrong) that I have short legs, thus I more narrow stance. With a rocker, having a narrow stand, isn't that going to give me even less control? Since there's even less pressure on the ends? Especially on hard pack? So I was looking at EVO and there a board on there that I have seen mentioned before and it's on close out at a hell of a deal. Have any of you heard any feedback on the Rossignol One Magtek or the Templar Magtek? I think it's a mild RCR and from what I've read sounds like exactly what I'm looking for. However, I don't know how Rossi is in the snowboard game? Thanks again for the info!!!
01-13-2014 04:34 PM
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Just curious.. Have any of you rode a Flat/Zero camber board?
I rented a ride machete for a weekend, didn't much like it despite very nice snow conditions.

I own Flying V and cambered boards.
01-13-2014 10:21 AM
tonicusa CAMBER!!!!!!!!!

The FlyingV is the worst of the rocker profiles out there "in my opinion". A slight departure from camber would be the YES camrock, which is camber with a little rocker at the tips.

I find camber to be the best profile for the conditions described, and what is often overlooked is that it "requires" you to use really "proper" riding techniques that can slowly "disappear" when riding the relaxed rocker profiles. For me that attention to technique that camber requires makes it hands down the most rewarding ride. Not to mention bigger ollies, bigger jumps, air out of the pipe etc.
01-13-2014 09:55 AM
tanscrazydaisy A stiffer board would usually work out the leg muscles more. Though my camber board (Burton T6)... it would take a few hours for fatigue to set in (unless I'm cruising greens all day). My flying-V (Burton Sherlock), unless I'm hitting moguls hard, doesn't wear me down as much.

so, when you're hitting the gym doing squats, it's not about maxing out... hit it a little lighter and go for a lot of reps.

Biking is great conditioning for the legs for the snowboard season. Mountain biking (technical riding) is a great total body workout. Road biking is great for conditioning.
01-13-2014 09:48 AM
DaryleTN Just curious.. Have any of you rode a Flat/Zero camber board?
01-13-2014 09:31 AM
DaryleTN Thanks for the replies already... We are planning a trip to Snowshoe in a couple weeks. For our area that's about as close to pow as you can get. I guess I will see how it does there then make my decision. When I'm on it I feel like I'm driving a motorcycle with a loose, wobbly back wheel. For example on my old board, when I get off the lift, I could easily go any direction I want. With my rocker if I try to go heel or toe with my foot on the stomp pad all I do is slide the ass end out from under me. Again probably a lot of that is I suck and am not use to the board. I just wanted to get some opinions because if I decide to go back to camber because I'm definetely going to lose money..
01-13-2014 09:25 AM
Sycomore Can't say I'm a big fan of Flying V. It just feels uncertain and loose at times.
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