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Old 06-29-2009, 12:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Someone school me on "iffy" landings on reverse camber

I've never even tried a reverse camber board, so SOMEONE WITH FEET-ON EXPERIENCE lemme know something.

And if there is a difference (as I've read/been told) is it really dramatically noticeable?
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i personally ride a lib tech trs with BTX. i got it an awesome deal on it and the only size they had was 148 so i went for it. when i first bought it i didnt think id be able to take it off of big jumps being the size it was and having banana but surprisingly i was able to spin off of 50-70 foot jumps and land just fine. if you were to land heavily in the backseat it will be a little harder to stick out then a board with normal camber but otherwise as long as you land fairly square on your feet the differnce is unnoticebly to me.
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Camber Theories Explained ~ The Angry Snowboarder this breaks down all the differences. Each one rides entirely different I've been on just about every variation there is. It's not for everyone but personally I'm done with riding regular camber.
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Thanks for the link BA. Interesting read.
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That's a nice explanation of the contrasts, BA, but I've heard/read that if you like jumping and do it often, reverse camber makes landing more difficult, so maybe it isn't a good idea. My question is, is it truly that much different than a regular camber? I can usually adapt to differences in boards fairly easily.

Seems to me like spin intitiation could actually be easier at take-off.
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having reverse camber in your board really only effects your landings if you have a tendency to land backseat a lot. otherwise, if your landing square on your feet, its just as easy to land as it is on a regular cambered board.
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It all depends on what kind of rocker/ reverse camber option there is. Most of my friends that are huge jump guys are either riding 0 camber, something like the NS R.C technology, or decks with minimal rocker in the tips like Rides Low Rise. I have 2 friends that are doing double corks and double back flips on 80 foot jumps riding next years Machete and DH2 with Low Rise. It's all going to come down to ability and personal preference. I hit 30 foot jumps on a daily basis on a 55 Never Summer Circuit, I like the way it lands and the snap out of the nose and tail. Different strokes for different folks so just read a bunch of different reviews and see what everyones saying about it, if there seems to be a consensus on one being better than the other then chances are it's a truth.
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Thanks for the opinions, and I've been looking to buy a NS RC, BA. Are they completely out of their line from last season? Or do you know anywhere I can get a '09 deck, hopefully at a discount? I saw a Circuit-R at Salty Peaks for $424.

Oh, also, I know one is supposed to be able to "go shorter" with these, but how does that affect pow riding?
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not sure how it would effect pow riding cause i usually dont get much more then 2 feet at a time in not less but i also have a NS with the r.c. and i love it. its my favorite board right along side my lib TRS. i have the evo-r which is a little more park oriented then their other boards but it can still handle a lot of the mtn.

also im not sure what your price range or size you wanted it but i found this on ebay Never Summer Evo-R Snowboard Size 153 - eBay (item 120381945093 end time Jul-21-09 13:19:35 PDT)

if you just google whatever board into the "shopping" tab some good deals pop up sometimes.
never summer - Google Product Search

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Thanks for the opinions, and I've been looking to buy a NS RC, BA. Are they completely out of their line from last season? Or do you know anywhere I can get a '09 deck, hopefully at a discount? I saw a Circuit-R at Salty Peaks for $424.

Oh, also, I know one is supposed to be able to "go shorter" with these, but how does that affect pow riding?
Last I knew they're sold out world wide. The "go shorter" thing was created by Mervin as a marketing ploy. I ride them in my typical size unless it's a drastic rocker that makes the board ride shorter than it is then I size up so I get the same amount of surface area. $424 WTF that board is supposed to retail for 399 I thought.
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