what's up guys kevin here from snowboardprocamp i'm in whistler just about to head up the mountain and today i'm going to test out the differences between traditional camber and rocker snowboards the difference between a camber and rocker board is for camber imagine your board lying flat on the ground the camber arches the board so that the center is raised and your nose and tail are touching and the rocker is the opposite kind of like a banana where if your board was flat the nose and tail will be raised off the ground with the center touching the two boards that I'm going to be riding today are the Burton process and the Burton custom the Burton process is the traditional camber board with a flex rating of four the Burton custom is a flying the hybrid board which means that it's rockered on the nose and tail and between the bindings and regular camber underneath the bindings to compare the camber versus rocker I'm going to put the board's through five tests basic turns flatten narrow runs carving turns Ollie's and butters for the basic turns test the rocker board it felt like it was turning really quickly but then at the same time once it turn came around I felt like I didn't have as much control because the edge of the snowboard wasn't in full contact with the snow and for the camber board the turns were coming around slightly slower but then when the turn did come around I felt like I had lots of control because the entire edge of the board was helping to slow me down and control my speed for the basic turns I'd say the camber board has the advantage because when the turn comes around you just feel like you're in a lot more control for the straight and narrow run test I felt like I decide much more control with the camber board rocking from the heels of toes and keeping my board straight there wasn't much difference but I did feel like with the camera board it was I'm just more in control and felt more comfortable where with the rocker board I felt like it wasn't as smooth and controlled going from edge to edge and just felt like I had a bit less control for the carving test I felt like the camera board was much better you could lock your edge into the snow and carve a couple turns around very easily well for the rocker board I felt like it was really difficult to hold my edge in the snow and hold a complete car without the edge sliding out so hands down camera board much better for carving you the fourth test was the oli test and with the camber board I felt like I could get a good pop off my tail and then for the landing landing control and do a few turns to control my speed for the rocker board there was still some pop in the tail to get the ollie up into the air definitely not as much as the camber the biggest difference I found ollieing on the rocker board was actually the landing I just felt when I landed I had less balance and I was in less control of my board I'd have to say the winner for the ollie test is definitely the camber board the final task was the butter test with the camber board I can still get into the butters pretty easily doing the butter 180s and butter spins with the rocker board the presses were easy to get into as well I'd say a bit easier than the camera board yeah could still do the butter when a tea is in butter spins pretty easily I'd give the slight advantage to the rocker board on on butters cool guys so after putting the boards through those five tests I'd have to give the advantage to the traditional camber board I just felt like overall it was you know easier to stay in control better for turning and carving better for getting pop out of the board for Ollie's it was still decent for doing the butters and presses I'd recommend if you're looking for a board or if you're just getting into snowboarding check out the traditional camber board first I think it's going to set you up to progress faster it'd be awesome to hear your comments about the camber versus rocker and what you ride and what you find are the pros and cons if you have any questions leave them down in the comments guys have fun out there riding be safe and I'll see you in the next video

Camber VS Rocker Snowboard Test
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42 thoughts on “Camber VS Rocker Snowboard Test

  • June 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm
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    I started boarding in 83’.. still running swallowtails on big mountain riding..I’ll need to find a rocker board and try it I suppose.. standard camber is what I’m use to..I’ll skip the fancy tricks at my age.. lol

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  • June 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm
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    Great review. Exactly the kind of information that I was looking for. Thanks so much.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm
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    This one time…
    at band camp…

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  • June 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm
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    I have a camber dominant board and I never have issues on jumps but my buddies all have rockers and fall their asses off when we bomb down the hill. For an all mountain get a capita doa!!!!!

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  • June 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm
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    Rocker crushes camber in powder. For me that's pretty much the whole point of riding rocker.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm
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    Funny how these videos say that camber is more controlled, but the footage usually shows rocker as smoother, playful and enjoyable to watch, which looks more controlled to me.
    I ride camber and could not figure out how to get that playful, fun, relaxed ride. Now I know. Thanks for video!

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  • June 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm
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    I started with rocker and switched to camber after couple years

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  • June 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm
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    I would say that camber is way better for a twin board….but for directional board…rocker is wayyy more cool!!! Cheers!

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  • June 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm
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    But but but… Which board catches the edge less??? 😉

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  • June 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm
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    The hybrid is so different, I use a traditional reverse camber with my partially paralyzed left (lead) leg. Sell it has heel toe ridges to give a tiny bit of grip.

    I have so much more control in the turns compared to every camber I've rode before. Simply a huge difference.

    Your videos helped me learn my basics btw. Still have some issues with my paralyzed leg, but between my Arbor Swoon and your videos I carve the mountian in tiny bits.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm
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    Interesting comparison just to see the differences. But as far as the two versus each other..I’m no pro but this comparison seems pointless. They are for different things. The hybrid is better for park riding and more playful riding

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  • June 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm
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    Question from a noob: do you think that camber felt better cos you grew up on camber so it was something comfortable to you and rockers felt odd cos it’s new? Like learning to write with your non dominant hand vs. your dominant hand?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm
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    Didn't even test a real rocker lol. So this dude loves cambers.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm
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    I love camber boards. They never let me down. But I'm a huge fan of rockers

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  • June 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm
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    hi, you should do another review like this now you have the Orca 😉

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  • June 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm
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    i think camber has advantage in powder and big jump. rocker is better for ground trick. and yes, rocker is harder to control. think of standing on a flat plank against a bended one is different between them

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  • June 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm
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    What about a flat board?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm
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    I think we might have a bit of a bias

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  • June 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm
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    Hybrid camber is the same than camber?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm
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    Camber all day. Gotta bomb those mountains and get big air.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm
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    What about a flat board

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  • June 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm
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    I tested hybrid LIB TR vs camber Burton custom x and I have total different meaning my result 4 for hybrid and 1 for camber winner point just for carving.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm
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    I like the rockerboard more, 'couse of the Wu-Tang Sticker

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  • June 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm
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    Great vid. It makes sense why the first snowboard I ever rode allowed me to hit and land jumps at only only my 2-3rd day ever snowboarding. Ever since then I’ve been riding rockered boards, that felt unstable after coming down from a jump.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm
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    this review is so biased

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  • June 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm
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    I would like to learn how to do that but im not from a place where it snows but one day I would like to visit winter wonderland and try novice for a beginner

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  • June 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm
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    Shape just explains that situation the board fits into.
    Rocker : if you enjoy parks, groundtricks go for it. To be honest, you want rocker board if you are doing powder run for much more float without having to move your stance a bit as well as re-setting the binding's location. Also if the ski resort that you go doesn't even groom the surface properly, you may want a rocker board.
    Camber : if you love carving and smooth riding you need camber with bit of high stiffness. It gives you a lot more balance than rocker especially on landing from a jump. If the ski resort you go does fantastic job on grooming the surface, go for camber with high stiffness or flat.

    Both has their unique advantages depending on situations.

    Don't need to offend him since this vid is about his opinions on both boards. One mistake would be the title of this vid which is a no-no for hot heads. They will bite as hard as they can.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm
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    Yep..that's why I took the Gullwing

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  • June 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm
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    All your test were done on groomers . Would of been intersecting to find out your results on deeper powder .

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  • June 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm
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    You cant basic carv ride 😂

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  • June 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm
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    Has no one taught him how to carve

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  • June 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm
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    I was thinking about a Rome Reverb Rocker hybrid Camber. Any Feedback?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm
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    It was a Hybrid Camber, not a traditional.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm
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    I don't know a ton about snowboarding but it sounds like he favored the camber board maybe because he is old and is use to that style of board I just bought my kid a rocker board hopeful it's a good board any thoughts

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  • June 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm
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    Dude's all about camber. I just bought my first rocker board. 3 months from season. Ha. I hope you are wrong, but thanks for the honest opinion

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  • June 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm
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    I want to demo a rocker this winter, I have only used a couple camber boards. Intermediate infrequent rider. My usual riding partner is a skier, skis aggressively and I can't keep up through the steep moguls, especially not on ice days. I cant whip my tail around that fast. I'm 6'0 on a 163. Any obvious advice or board recommendations, brands?models? I'm usually in the Tahoe area.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm
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    Rocker ain’t shit. They’re for people who can’t ride.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm
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    I've got a Burton v rocker sommit-or-other board, and this explains why I'm always falling over when I try to do a 180. Should have got a camber. 😉

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  • June 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm
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    Rocker all the way

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  • June 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm
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    Camber all life…

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  • June 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm
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    What a stupid comparison!

    If you're going to properly compare, use a fully rockered board!

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