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„Rocker" is a well-established term among surfers, snowboarders and wakeboarders. It describes a board shape that incorporates a negative/reverse camber. Boards with a "conventional" camber feature two contact points when the board is lying flat on the ground, one in the nose and the other one in the tail. Due to the Rocker Shape's "negative" camber the board touches the ground at one point only, which is in the middle of the board. Nose and tail are "floating" in the air. The length of this flat section between the bindings of freestyle and freeride boards varies according to the rest of the shape profile and intended use. Theoretically, such shapes provide better flotation in powder snow and are generally easy-to-turn and playful. However if you just try to "re-curve" a conventional board shape, the board loses its dampening properties and edge hold. This is why all other parameters have to be re-adjusted too. Form follows function this is how the Völkl Rocker Concept evolved. As early as in the 80s the ski and snowboard industry had come up with the first construction attempts of such a shape. 2009/10 is when Völkl Snowboards deliver an entire concept behind the current trend; a concept that is based on state-of-the-art laboratory tests and years of experience and know-how.