Rocker boards ride different. The minor aspects of riding one will come quickly if you already have snowboarding experience, and you will not notice the difference if you dont. I ride a RC board and love it. It is supposed to be a jib board, but I have taken it backcountry/ pow riding out in the east and west and it has done magically on powder due to the RC. On the other hand, you will get less energy return in carving, and can lose you edge (its not exactly losing your edge, but its the easiest way to describe it) if you put too much energy into a turn too quickly, as the board may not have the strength to return the energy.