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Old 01-01-2012, 06:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Which is better camber between the bindings & rockered tips or rocker between the bindings with camber on the ends. I am torn between the Lib Phoenix & Capita BSOD or TFA. I have no interest in rails and plan on getting some powder time this year. I have an old BTX Phoenix pre C2 and am not really crazy about the loose feeling but love the edge hold on ice. So which of the two would be a better hard charger for freeride or laying carves.
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Old 01-01-2012, 11:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Neither as each are so different it is personal preference.

Have you ridden each?

The BSOD feels great. Pops great and almost feels like a reg camber deck, but with the tip and tails raised it is loose. It carves well, but loose feeling. They put in a extra contact point like magna traction, but only in the middle of the board. Feel great.

LibTech is just like all the others, and rocker in the middle is great, if you like that feel. It ride more like a skate deck IMO, and I really enjoy that.
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I have ridden the camber between the feet, rocker at the tips combo and it is solid. That said, I have heard the same about the other way as well. Demo them if you can and then decide.
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I have only ridden one of the C2 style cambered boards once. It was a Heritage and I enjoyed it but that was in CO. We almost never have fresh powder or really have to go out of our way to find it. It would have been too loose for our cement like runs. I like cambered decks but want something that works equally as well in powder. I was actually looking at the anthem first but it is too narrow for my 11.5's.
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It will ultimately come down to personal preference as each of those rocker styles differ greatly in terms of ride characteristics.

The camber in the middle with rockered tips is a very solid feeling ride. I believe it's more stable at higher speeds and gets that cambered feel with the forgiveness of rockered contact points. It will feel more locked in and grounded.

The rocker in the middle will definitely feel looser (surfy/squirly). Many like that feeling and it's certainly forgiving. For me that suits better in freestyle and pow. I personally thought the rocker in the middle was too loose feeling when bombing down the mountain (but that's me).

I'm actually looking into getting the '12 BSOD here in a week or so. I've heard awesome things about that deck (very light, poppy, stable and can still be playful).
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Have you considered any Yes boards? I picked up a Great Beauties, which has camrock (camber between feet, rocker outside), and I really enjoy it. Stability of camber, float of rocker. Also, a couple of their boards come with a ghetto version of MTX, and its pretty nice. I can't compare to MTX since I've never ridden it, but its def more solid than a standard edge.
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