eitan80 wrote: Konza wrote:
More rocker = bigger pop?
Who told you that?
Wake style boards have less rocker- fact.
Seems like you don't really know what rocker means right?
But I agree at your first point: More rocker doesn't equal bigger pop. More pop is result of a bigger surface that you can use to generate pop. More rocker and boots make it easier to handle the bigger surface and soften the landings.
No disrespecting but just 12 year wake/cable boarding, 11 kiting and 4 years internationally involved in the industry
It is not always like that, but indeed the tendency of wakestyle oriented kiteboards is to have less rocker.
No disrespect, but you gotta be corrected! the only way i can see you in the right is if your comparing a wakestyle kiteboard to an actual wakeboard. thats clearly not what this off topic debate is about. This is about boots in the pkra so wakestyle kiteboards vs freestyle kiteboards.
Absolutly without exception, wakestyle kiteboards designed for boots have more rocker than standard kiteboards designed for straps.
both the naish and cab wakestyle boards mention increased rocker in their marketing. http://www.naishkites.com/2012/boards/arcade.htmlhttp://www.cabrinhakites.com/board-technology-2013.html
For a full tutorial on rocker and its impact on POP, carving and the dynamics of boots, stance and flex see the following. http://www.dcboardz.com/kite.html
Note the following is a quote from the paragraph on wakestyle boards
"I came up with a profile that has a large amount of rocker to control landings but fine tuned to handle the power and pop required. The increased rocker makes it very comfortable riding in chop yet, when you carve into the wind, the excess rocker assists you to change direction effortlessly and it is this change of direction that creates the POP all wake stylers seek."
As an aside: Toby are you really so out to lunch as to what is more difficult? Straps vs boots for the same move??? Come on! I understand your bias, but just look at the obvious face value of the fact that progression is towards boots in the freestyle competition scene. It used to be all straps all the time, now boots are everywhere. The general progression over time is also toward ever increasing degree of difficulty. To prove the point why don't you ask any pkra rider if they first learn and land a move in straps or boots. Spoiler... They learn em in straps first, then progress to trying to land it in boots.