Today, boards have many different kinds of camber – an industry word for the concave or convex shape of a board. Camber basically determines how the board flexes when you stand on it. This makes a big difference in how a board reacts to different terrain. Different types of camber produce different amounts of edge contact and pressure on the snow depending on the model/technology, which changes how a board turns, snaps, and feels underfoot. So before you choose, ask yourself what you want from your new board and review this breakdown of camber options.
CAMBER DOMINANT HYBRID
Traditional camber with a flatter mid-section. Provides more stability, tons of pop, and responsive edge control.
PRODUCTS FEATURING THIS CAMBER: Crux, Nightshade
FLAT to EARLY-RISE CAMBER
Floats better in powder compared to traditional camber, while still having a loose, playful feel with maintained edge control.
PRODUCTS FEATURING THIS CAMBER: Minx
Mellow, nearly-flat camber (3mm in center). Floats better in powder compared to traditional camber, while maintaining pop. A loose, playful feel underfoot with maintained stability and edge control.
PRODUCTS FEATURING THIS CAMBER: Wraith