Sometimes it can be difficult to keep up when discussing ski and snowboard profiles.
To make it a little easier we have created a simple breakdown of the three most popular profiles to help you in understanding camber & rocker.
Camber refers to the profile of an unweighted snowboard or ski. Traditional camber is designed so that, when the nose and tail are resting on the snow, the center of the snowboard or ski is raised off the ground. When weighted this area is compressed allowing the weight to be distributed onto the nose and tail, creating a greater surface area of the edges to make contact with the snow.
Rocker (aka reverse camber) refers to a design where the nose and tail of a snowboard or skis actually rise above the center. It was developed in order to improve float on soft snow but can lead to limited control in variable conditions.