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xxxxxxxxxxDarkDrive00 01-18-2014 10:58 PM

New Registeree needs opinions on Rocker boards
So I purchased a Solomon 2013 Pulse 157 (Wide Board). Its a flat rocker board with a flex rating of about 3 out of 10 supposed to be beginner to intermediate all mountain board . Just to start out I come from a skateboarding background where I was sponsored for a little while. The first time I went up I had no problems getting up riding etc went about 10 times or so got better each time tried out a lot of different boards probably at the time traditional cambers. So after about 3 years of not going up I decide to get back into it, I buy all the gear and this board. Right off the bat I couldn't even stand up. I was really expecting just to get up and go like the other times I've went. It took me about 10 mins to figure out how to get up on this board. There is no edge to dig into! It's like you almost have to jump into it like a surf board. So I kind of figure that out get going down the hill and it feels like I'm on Ice Skates or something I could not control it at all. Embarrassing to say the least, coming from my background. During the last end of my run I go to slow down with my heal edge and the board just shoots from under me and I land on my tail bone. Not to mention pulling my rotator cuff from just trying to get up, to get going down the hill! It felt very sketchy going on the groomers and at high speeds very squirrely. Am I just not getting these boards? Any advice opinions would be much appreciated.

KateUptonsDcups 01-31-2014 08:02 PM

hmm. Well..

I rock a machete..its an all mountain rocker and i love it.

From my experience the rocker feels like the board has a slightly less margin for error on the edges and that the board almost feels like it is floating on a small center directly in the middle of my leg stance, So i kind of take that into account and make a mental note while carving. Idk if that helps.

eli783 01-31-2014 08:34 PM

whats ur weight and boot size? The only thing I can think of is that board may be too big for you. If you feel it fits, then just take right back up. I definitely felt a pretty substantial difference riding my TRS for the first day after riding traditional camber for yrs.

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