Highly customizable, all types of snowboards feature a design element known as the camber, which is the amount of space between the middle of the board and the ground. Understanding the different camber styles can help you when shopping for a snowboard.
Cambers are typically designed in four common styles, including:
- Regular cambers, which have a raised middle section designed for stability and speed on groomed slopes
- Flat or neutral cambers, which are flat to allow for quick turns
- Rocker or reverse cambers, which feature raised ends and are ideal for powdery snow or trick riding
- Mixed cambers, which are designed as a hybrid style combining features of the other styles depending on desired board performance.