SNOWBOARD Rocker Type

CAMBER 

  • GREAT for rider who want to go fast.
  • Designed to ride well on top of the groomers and in varied terrain.
  • Mostly used in the backcountry, riding steeps, or slashing the powder.

Advantage:

  • Stable at high speed
  • Great for carving
  • More pop

Disadvantage:

  • Less forgiving
  • Requires more effort to turn

ROCKER or REVERSE CAMBER

  • GREAT for rider who love powder.
  • The boards are wider nose and tapered narrower tail with generous rocker.
  • Often set back to help the rider float great in powder.

Advantage:

  • Easy turning
  • Easy to press
  • Forgiving
  • Floats great in powder

Disadvantage:

  • Less stable
  • Less pop
  • Washes out easier

ZERO or FLAT CAMBER

  • Specific build for backcountry rider, with special bindings as required.
  • Designed to break down into two separate halves for touring and uphill travel (with climbing skin).
  • Often used in park, super stable for riding rails.

Advantage:

  • Versatile
  • Excellent for rails

Disadvantage:

  • No super standout features or drawbacks

HYBRID CAMBER

  • The hybrid camber profile seen below features rocker between the feet and camber under the feet. 

Advantage:

  • Versatile
  • Provides better edge hold and pop than full rocker
  • Loose feel and easy turning
  • Floats well in powder

Disadvantage:

  • Feeling unstable on rails
  • Less stable than full camber at speeds

SECOND HYBRID CAMBER

  • The hybrid camber profile seen below features camber between the feet and rocker at the nose and tail of the board. 

Advantage:

  • Stability of camber between the feet, better to control, pop and landing.
  • Having a looser feel with additional float when compared to full cambered board.

Disadvantage:

  • Feeling ‘washy’ at the nose and tail

POWDER ROCKER or S ROCKER

  • More suited to all mountain and freeride riders.
  • GREAT for surfing untracked snow.
  • Designed to excel in powdery conditions.
  • Some are twin, some are directional, most have a medium to stiff flex. 

Advantage:

  • Strong turning performance in powder
  • Great for floating through powder

Disadvantage:

  • Not versatile
  • Switch not well

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