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Old 05-07-2014, 04:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What's your take, is it better to size up on these profiles? Size down? Properly size?

I'm considering going full rocker or CRC, just wondering what most are doing on these profiles and what they are experiencing.

I'm thinking sizing up would help gain a few cm of edge I'd lose with the lifted tips, but would that defeat the whole purpose of rocker?
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I went from a cambered Palmer Proto to a NS Cobra hybrid rocker of the same length. I don't feel I've lost any control on groomed runs and it's a billion times better in the pow!

What sort of riding are you wanting this board for?
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Old 05-07-2014, 05:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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just pull up the specs of whatever boards you're looking at and compare the 'edge contact lengths'. it's not an exact science but it gives you a pretty good idea. I don't think it's going to change based on the profile, but it might change depending on how the nose/tail is designed.
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What's your take, is it better to size up on these profiles? Size down? Properly size?

I'm considering going full rocker or CRC, just wondering what most are doing on these profiles and what they are experiencing.

I'm thinking sizing up would help gain a few cm of edge I'd lose with the lifted tips, but would that defeat the whole purpose of rocker?
What are you wanting to use it for? If you want the same control at high speeds etc. then yeah size up looking at edge contact compared with current board. But I assume you are changing profile for a reason? If so then stick with same size and enjoy the changes.
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Old 05-07-2014, 07:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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just stick to proper sizing. i dont know where this whole idea of riding rockered boards means you can down size came from.. of course it all depends on what your riding but for the most part, boards are designed to be ridden the way they are ridden and thats by riding the proper size.
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Old 05-07-2014, 08:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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generally speaking in most cases you size down.

Most Reverse camber boards have some type of edge control that gives it grip and stability.

Another is the tech is different then before as you can stiffen a board with carbon, graphite and other tech junk, as before it was just wood and stiffness was determine by the length of the wood.

At the end of the day it all depends on the board, model, yr, spec and shape of the board and how you use it.
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Rcr= run longer since contact points are brought in from the rocker
Crc= run shorter since contact points are further out from the camber
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It'll be my first time on a full rockered or hybrid, haven't figured out what I'm going for but so far it's between a Process or Custom flying v and a Flow Era, Drifter or some other ones as I come across a sale or used. What I do know is I want a overall full rockered shape or rocker between the bindings, the more exaggerated the rocker the better.

I'm just trying to figure out what size & flex I want. I'm on a smaller 154 stiffer cambered deck, but at my weight (84kg) my sweet spot is anywhere from 157 to 162.
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It'll be my first time on a full rockered or hybrid, haven't figured out what I'm going for but so far it's between a Process or Custom flying v and a Flow Era, Drifter or some other ones as I come across a sale or used. What I do know is I want a overall full rockered shape or rocker between the bindings, the more exaggerated the rocker the better.

I'm just trying to figure out what size & flex I want. I'm on a smaller 154 stiffer cambered deck, but at my weight (84kg) my sweet spot is anywhere from 157 to 162.
Do you ride powder much? Do you want speed? Carving at all on groomed runs? Off piste chunder or more natural features in soft snow? All these different things will determine what you want. Full rocker is a bumpy ride as the is nothing to dampen the bumps that is if your not riding groomed trails.
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Do you ride powder much? Do you want speed? Carving at all on groomed runs? Off piste chunder or more natural features in soft snow? All these different things will determine what you want. Full rocker is a bumpy ride as the is nothing to dampen the bumps that is if your not riding groomed trails.
My main concern is of course edge hold which is why I'm thinking sizing up (160+) might be something to consider. I'm not all speed and a hard line pencil thin carve is of less important to me than an ollie off a roller or sliding a box. It's nice however to know it's there if I pay attention to it.
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