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10-15-2012 10:48 PM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by hikeswithdogs View Post
I miss my old Burton T6 cambered for laying down huge technical high speed face scraping carves on hard packed days but it was twitchy and not beginner or end of day leg tired\intoxicated friendly that and now that were in UT my rocker owns the deep.....won't ever be going back to reg ol cambered.
Anyone who gives up on a T series is a pussy!!!

For me boarding is a workout, so my legs should be in shape to handle a long day on a stiff board. I ride my T7 off-piste all the time and love it!

Camber lovers unite...
10-12-2012 03:45 PM
hikeswithdogs I miss my old Burton T6 cambered for laying down huge technical high speed face scraping carves on hard packed days but it was twitchy and not beginner or end of day leg tired\intoxicated friendly that and now that were in UT my rocker owns the deep.....won't ever be going back to reg ol cambered.
10-12-2012 03:20 PM
Optikal_Illuzion thanks guys for all your input, it's greatly appreciated!
10-11-2012 07:20 AM
KnoxBoarderX I agree with Lamps, you made the right choice. Easier turns, less edge catching, and it should handle decently on ice.
10-10-2012 10:08 PM
Lamps
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Originally Posted by cypher_chik View Post
Where in Ontario do you ride? HSV, SV, Blue and occasionally Moonstone here if I can get the time off work. I wanna head out to the mountains sometime, but I don't know anyone who'd like to go so we can split accomidations and such.

So you're saying I should have stuck with a cambered board even though I had a real hard time turning and catching edges? I wanted something looser and more flexible, and havent been able to find a cambered board that I like that fits that... or made for a woman... or in my budget for that matter.
I ride mostly at blue, used to go primarily to moonstone.

I wouldn't overthink your decision, you've got the tradeoffs right, camber is a bit more demanding to ride but handles ice better. You made the right choice to make you riding more fun and catch edges less. Ride your new board for a while to get to know it, presumably you'll find it's looser, easier turning, and playful. And then on a demo day try out another cambered board or borrow or rent one, ideally when conditions are sub par. You can then decide how you want to manage that tradeoff. Lots of people run rockered boards in Ontario and are completely happy with it, they give up a bit of performance in crap conditions for more fun on average.
10-10-2012 06:27 PM
Optikal_Illuzion
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Originally Posted by Lamps View Post
There's definitely truth to the point above about relearning. I bought a mustache board 2 years ago and then went away for a week with it and my regular cambered board. Rode the mustache board on the resort where we got fresh snow for five days in a row and really enjoyed the looser, skatey feel and easy turns. Switched back on the last day to the cambered board as the snow conditions were more hard packed, and caught my edge a couple times in the first hour, typically on the flats. This was a combination of no fresh snow and the cambered board punishes laziness/poor technique.

Since I ride mostly in Ontario the cambered board works best out here on our average conditions of hard pack, ice, and crud. Those out west are so lucky with the quality snow you get. I ride the cambered board mostly when I'm here but on trips out west I don't use it much.
Where in Ontario do you ride? HSV, SV, Blue and occasionally Moonstone here if I can get the time off work. I wanna head out to the mountains sometime, but I don't know anyone who'd like to go so we can split accomidations and such.

So you're saying I should have stuck with a cambered board even though I had a real hard time turning and catching edges? I wanted something looser and more flexible, and havent been able to find a cambered board that I like that fits that... or made for a woman... or in my budget for that matter.
10-10-2012 07:44 AM
Lamps
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Originally Posted by BigmountainVMD View Post

I usually recommend rocker boards to beginners who only ride a few times a year, because it increases your comfort level with turning. The downside to this is that you can develop sloppy technique easier, so once you want a new more intermediate/aggressive board it can make it a "relearning" experience. They also don't want to grip as well on ice, so if you are on the east coast, it may not be the best option.

Getting the mustache ride is the way to go (as I see you have done), because of the nature of the board, you will need better technique to turn it (though not as much as full camber, a nice happy-medium) and it grips a bit better on the ice, especially if it is a Gnu, Roxy or NeverSummer board, whose grip tech, IMO, is the best out there.
There's definitely truth to the point above about relearning. I bought a mustache board 2 years ago and then went away for a week with it and my regular cambered board. Rode the mustache board on the resort where we got fresh snow for five days in a row and really enjoyed the looser, skatey feel and easy turns. Switched back on the last day to the cambered board as the snow conditions were more hard packed, and caught my edge a couple times in the first hour, typically on the flats. This was a combination of no fresh snow and the cambered board punishes laziness/poor technique.

Since I ride mostly in Ontario the cambered board works best out here on our average conditions of hard pack, ice, and crud. Those out west are so lucky with the quality snow you get. I ride the cambered board mostly when I'm here but on trips out west I don't use it much.
10-10-2012 07:30 AM
KnoxBoarderX I have a full rocker board, and just like timmy said, it doesn't hold an edge as well as camber or a hybrid board. Taking what Bigmountain said, think of edge hold for boards like this: camber > hybrid > rocker.

I think the board you chose is a good choice since it will make carving a little easier, and you will be less likely to catch an edge vs a camber board. The board will also perform better on ice than a full rocker board.
10-10-2012 01:24 AM
timmytard
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Originally Posted by cypher_chik View Post
I started on a full camber, and had a hard time carving, and the board was not very flexible, and was only a couple cents shorter than my current board. I am an east coast rider, although hoping this season will bring alot of snow and less ice. I wanted a board that was more flexible and that could hold an egde on ice, but one that was easy to maneuver as well. Its my first board purchase and have only ridden used boards in the past.

The comments so far are very helpful thanks. I guess I should have gone for a bananna or rocker instead of the 2013 Womens Camp Seven Featherlite board. Here;s to hoping I win that contest so I can get a rocker to hold edge on ice!
Your board is a rocker board, it's a hybrid rocker.

Pretty sure the banana is full rocker? I haven't ridden a full rocker deck, but from what I've read, full rocker holds an edge the shittiest of the different types of rocker.

You got the best rocker profile, I do believe.

I was considering buying one of those boards & still might.
So I'm eagerly waiting for you to get a chance to ride that thing.
I wanna hear all about it.

Oh, & sign up for this. It's wicked, 30 free $40 gift certificates for tech shop service from Sportchek.
https://team.sportchek.ca/pages/form.jsp

TT
10-09-2012 06:24 PM
Optikal_Illuzion
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Originally Posted by BigmountainVMD View Post

If you started on a camber board and you switched to a hybrid rocker/camber (mustache) board, you should notice it to be a bit easier to turn (assuming they are similarly sized) and it should float better in powder.
I started on a full camber, and had a hard time carving, and the board was not very flexible, and was only a couple cents shorter than my current board. I am an east coast rider, although hoping this season will bring alot of snow and less ice. I wanted a board that was more flexible and that could hold an egde on ice, but one that was easy to maneuver as well. Its my first board purchase and have only ridden used boards in the past.

The comments so far are very helpful thanks. I guess I should have gone for a bananna or rocker instead of the 2013 Womens Camp Seven Featherlite board. Here;s to hoping I win that contest so I can get a rocker to hold edge on ice!
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