ROCKET FISH HIGH PERFORMANCE
Contrary to expectations, the sharp and aggressive carving performance of the Rocketfish is backed up by the small-taper, waistless design. In the other hand, the Rocketfish High Performance is slightly skinnier with a touch of taper resulting in a better controllability in all circumstances.
It will turn aggressively if you push hard on it, and would cruise graciously if maneuvered gently. Its width, taper and deep swallowtail makes it the perfect pow-board answer to lightweight riders.
- ROCKET FISH HIGH PERFORMANCE
- 1447 mm
- 950 mm
- 1063 mm
- 330 mm
- 272 mm
- 287 mm
- Sidecut R.
- 8100 mm
- 28.35 mm
- 450-530 mm
- 21.5 mm
- 29 mm
- 4 mm
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The idea of traditional camber is to apply the same amount of pressure onto the entire edge of a board to attain smoother, more stable carving and turning.
The camber arches from the center of the board all the way to 3 cm inside of the widest point of a board, both the nose and the tail. To turn, this camber has to be stepped on and the bottom pressed against the surface. This type of camber is effective at a resort, compacted slope or on a flat face. But it has lots of demerit on deep powder, fresh snow, or terrains with three-dimensional features. It is arched against the direction of the board, and the board could get hooked on the snow easily, making the turn less agile.
The GENTEMSTICK’s radical Accel camber eliminates hooking and prevents nosedives in deep powder or fresh snow, while maintaining a natural floatation. It is designed and shaped to perform its best when the rider stands neutrally on top of a board. It is made flat from the widest point of the nose side to about the front foot. The arch begins there and reaches the highest around the back foot, and it ends at the widest point of the tail side. When a rider stands on the board, the arch gets pushed and the area ahead of the front foot barely touches the snow.
This is the position that maximizes the performance of the board, and also the same position that reaches maximum velocity in ski races and other speed competitions. Accel camber has an arch from point A to point B. The board becomes flat as the back foot pressures the board. It rises slightly from the point C to the nose, which effectively reduces snow resistance. There are boards with similar camber designs released from major manufacturers these days. It is important to remember that the nose rocker design becomes very important with this kind of camber system, which has the peak of its arch placed further behind the center of a board. The GENTEMSTICK Accel camber boards are distinctly designed, especially from the point where the camber ends to the widest point of the nose. The key is to reduce resistance.
"A surfy carving machine" is how I conclude for this tiny board. The narrow stance is designed with a purpose that really gets you enjoy a surfy & bumping rhythm when maneuvering through the silky dry power and trees... just like dancing on the wave. And it is super stable when carving on whatever conditions, no matter it is on morning groomers or spring slash. Get yourself really really low to glide up to the hills and lay down a circle at the bottom. I am 178cm tall and 65kg heavy, this short fat board is truly mind-blowing to me.