Reverse camber is the hottest trend our industry has seen in a long, long time for one simple reason: It makes snowboarding easier.
How is this possible? With traditional boards, energy must be exerted to flex the board to a point where the camber is flattened before a turn is initiated. At this point the board can turn along its natural arc, sidecut, and the loaded camber puts pressure on the contact points of the nose and tail allowing them to cut through the terrain guiding your turn. The loading and unloading of camber creates energy and acceleration into and out of each turn while providing stability and control in the mid-section.
Cambered boards are awesome because they give you power and control. If you’re a competitive pipe rider, a true all terrain variable condition rider, or a balls to the wall speed demon, odds are you’ll want a time tested cambered snowboard.
But let’s get back to the new alternatives. If you are riding hard pack, groomed runs, or terrain parks, cambered boards can kick your ass, especially if they’re too stiff for you.
Our assortment of reverse camber FK boards makes your life better by reducing or eliminating the need to load camber. The base shape and amount of rocker varies depending on the version and intent of the board. The contact points are elevated, and each Flat Kick tip and tail radius provides effortless turn initiation.
For beginner to intermediate hard pack riders this means an easy to ride board that turns on a dime, and never catches an edge.
For advanced to professional level jibbers this means no catching an edge on your way to that scary double kinked handrail, and a board that’s pre-positioned for pressing and progressive rail tricks.
For the all mountain rider our new Hybrid FK is the best of both worlds. You can load the camber for fast and powerful riding while stomping powder landings with ease because of the rockered nose and tail.
Whatever your style we have you covered. For 2012/13 we offer both cambered and reverse camber Flat Kick boards at multiple price points. Basically, if your riding style generally includes going bigger and faster we recommend the time tested cambered version. If your riding style usually involves either a great deal of jibbing, powder riding, or you’re just looking for a more forgiving easy to ride board, we recommend the reverse camber Flat Kick version.
Tried and true, traditional camber elongates your effective edge and provides more power in your nose and tail. Boards pop harder and have more high- speed turning stability with this design.
Our newest camber profile takes full advantage of the benefits of traditional camber, zero camber and reverse camber. This next generation design allows you to get all the pop and response you get from a cambered board but with all the predictability and easy ride from zero camber or reverse camber shapes.
Flat camber from contact point provides a slightly looser, easier to ride feel, without reducing the effective edge that results from full rocker shapes.
Twin Dual reverse camber FK jib and park machines. Whether you’re in the streets on at the resort, they’re pre-positioned for pressing and never hang up.
Dual reverse camber FK freestyle shape. Flat based from insert to insert provides stability at high speeds on groomed runs. Elevated contact points turn on a dime and float effortlessly while stomping in powder.
This revolutionary all-mountain shape provides the best of both worlds. It has a raised camber platform to retain high-speed edge hold through variable terrain, and elevated contact points to land and float in powder.
Mono reverse camber FK for powder allows your nose to float above the snowline, while retaining power throughout the tail to stomp landings and slash the hell out of everything.