|Camber - traditional snowboard profile. When laying a cambered board on a flat surface, the center will rise with both sides upturned. They're better for faster riding and offer better edge hold, stability & control in hard-packed snow or icy conditions.
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|Rocker (reverse camber) - when lying on a flat surface, a reverse camber board will have an overall convex or U-shape. They're known for having a "surf-y" feel: better float in powder & a more forgiving, catch-free ride overall.
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|Camber/Flat - a mainly flat profile with minimal elevation in the edges. Good for rails & bombing hills, but edges catch easily when turning.
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|Rocker/Camber - combines both rocker & camber profiles for smooth rides with good edge hold. Typically the area between your bindings will have positive camber, with a rocker nose & tail or vice-versa.
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|Profile||Construction||Performance||Conditions & Style||Example|
|Camber||The original, arc-shaped profile.||Best for high speeds, carving, stability||Packed, groomed snow, all-mountain||Burton Custom X|
|Rocker*||Also called “reverse” camber, the top of the board is built with an overall concave curve||Best for loose, fun feel, easy pressing, beginners||Powder, freestyle riding||Lib Tech Skate Banana BTX|
|Flat||Base is flat at all contact points||Provides pop & stability for jibs & rails||Park, urban||Capita Horrorscope FK|
|*Rocker/Camber||A hybrid of the 2, typically w/ camber at your feet & rocker in-between||The wavy shape creates contact points for edge hold & has a toned-down, fun rocker feel||Varying, all-mountain||Forum Destroyer DoubleDog|
|*Rocker/Flat||Another hybrid shape, flat with rocker in the nose & tail||Slight rocker keeps you smooth & catch-free on rails. Flat area adds pop & grips edges when you turn||Park, freestyle terrain||K2 World Wide Weapon|
|Shape||Construction||Performance||Conditions & Style||Example|
|Direction||Board has an obvious front & back||Nose easily floats above powder, stiff tail maintains stability at high speeds||Powder, freeride||Flow Infinite|
|Twin||Board tip & tail are identical||Symmetrical shape & flex pattern make it easy to ride switch||Park, freestyle terrain||Ride Kink|
|Directional Twin||Tip & tail vary slightly, but have an intended front & back||Similar shape with a softer nose flex offers versatility for the all-mountain rider||Varying terrain, occasional runs through the park||Salomon Man’s Board|