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Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2003 12:27 am
by Brian Morris
I like really high camber, and lots of flex, any boards made like this?


Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2003 1:16 am
by Henry Julier

Comet skateboards makes a high camber, concave deck called the street slalom. ... ionID=ppsd

Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2003 5:08 am
by Brian Morris
yeah, I was checkin that out a while ago. I'm really looking for something in the Black Hill shape, or the Roe Hester shape with high camber.


Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2003 6:50 am
by Glenn S
What do you call high camber?

For TS boards by ICK ,Pocket Pistol, and Roe I think that these boards have up to 3/4" camber.

It's hard to beat a foam core board like these for snap.

Is that enough for you?

What are you using the board for? What kind of wheelbase do you want to have?

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Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2003 12:19 pm
by Marcus Seyffarth
Hey Brian,

I think you migth like the EttSexEtt boards, they have lots of camber and flex... Check them out at

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Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2003 10:38 pm
by Brian Morris
I really like that board... Do they have a site in English?


Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2003 3:10 am
by Pierre Gravel
There is also the Pumpkin

Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2003 4:20 am
by Claude Regnier
Hey Pierre do these boards have anyhing to do with the one you talked to me about last summer.
Send me some info.

Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2003 3:13 pm
by Matthew Wilson
On 2003-02-19 16:38, Brian Morris wrote:
I really like that board... Do they have a site in English?

Brian, just click the British flag in the lower left, under the nav bar, and the english version loads.

Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2003 11:14 pm
by Brian Morris
on the Pumpkin site there is an english thing. I couldn't find one on the EttSexEtt site.


Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2003 3:31 am
by Pierre Gravel
Claude, no i don't even have a pumpkin, i just happen to know to have lots of camber. I do have a killer board i'd love to show you, i just have to press it first... Hey snow melted in MTL today, hey it's a start.

Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2003 3:43 am
by Andy Bittner
Brian, I rode a Pumpkin once, and it may be what you're looking for. For me though, the combination of high camber and a snappy flex made for a "boingy" ride. It was definitely an interesting feel, a little like skiing in deepish powder, but it was definitely not a feel I'd want in a racing board. It seemed to have a little bit too much of a "mind of its' own" for racing. I'd be afraid I'd get so into driving the board that I'd trampoline myself sideways off of the course.

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Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2003 4:25 am
by Brady Mitchell
I have a custom Pumpkin. It has 1 1/4 camber along with 3/4 concave. Definately not a boinger. Chuck rode it and likes it and he, over 200 lbs. For me at 160, it`s a stiff flex. Not so much snap as vibration absorber of which I like.

It`s 32" long by 8 3/4" wide. Wheel cut outs fron and rear. Good for GS. Built to take anything you can give it, even an occassional curb.

And to top it off, Chris will make one to your exact specs. I asked for 1 1/4 and got that. Concave is perfect too. I`ll pull up some pics if I can find them....

Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2003 4:26 am
by Brady Mitchell
Here`s a pic of the camber.... ... pmkn04.jpg

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Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2003 6:18 am
by Brian Morris
the link doesn't work. Do they make them shorter than 32? I'm looking for something in the 28"-30" range, maybe even shorter. I'm looking for something I can power through 5.5 or shorter cones. Around here, the hills aren't really available for course setting cause of the traffic so flatland is all that I have. I'm checking out a couple different decks, like the ICK Evans TS board, and the Stealth TS Pistol for really tight stuff, but I love the feel of huge camber, like I'm standing on the top of the McDonalds arches. One of my longboards has high camber, and I can really get a good pump with it. I figure that would work the same for a slalom board.


Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2003 12:36 pm
by Marcus Seyffarth
Brian, on the EttSexEtt site, just click the British flag at the lower left, below 'contact' and the site will display in english... The boards are qiute snappy and could perhaps feel 'boingy' at a start. But if you give it a go for a couple of runs you can ceratinly start loving to use the snap of the board out of a turn. The boards come in three sizes/models and are made in different stiffness dependent on weigth/preferences for the rider.

Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2003 2:55 pm
by Andy Bittner
Weight difference might also be a very astute observation. I probably outweigh the owner of the Pumpkin I was riding by, at least, 60 lbs. It is actually to the Pumpkin's credit that the flex still had any snap to it at all.

Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2003 3:44 pm
by Mike Ohm
I'm curious, any opinions whether camber makes you faster.

Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2003 7:49 pm
by Vlad Popov
Here is a good take on flex and its role in slalom by John Gilmour.

Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2003 8:45 pm
by Terry Kirby
In My opinion high camber is vastly over rated. I first learned this from John Gilmour who drilled all his decks to take camber OUT. Simon Levene Who is as fast if not faster than JG in tech slalom courses Clued me in also . His deck was /is a Santa cruz blank graphite shaped by him and w/ very little camber. Flex is important, camber less so. TK

Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2003 9:54 pm
by Vlad Popov
I like a lot of Camber.

With my short height and all the related inferiority complexes it makes me look taller and manlier, so the opposition is intimidated before the comp begins (I only quote my therapist here). But I’m not naturally gifted and all, so I roll off the high-cambered board easily and never can bring one to the finish line. And I’m lazy and don’t really have time to practice balancing instead of practicing slalom. So I use over-an-inch-tall risers on all my flat boards instead for that matter. And feel like an SUV among the Civics, really. Helps the psyche, gives this ego boost. Just wish I didn’t feel like a circus wire-walker on some of the high-cambered boards; I wouldn’t have to ride cheap flat wood with all those functionally-useless risers :smile:

Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2003 10:04 am
by David Baker
I'm a big proponet of "high"camber. I had Rick make a custon ICK for giant slalom. Some of you saw it at Paso Robles (before I bit the dust). I sent Rich a custom shape and he used his TS camber. I think it has a little more than an inch of camber from nose to tail, which translates to abour 3/4 inch between the wheelbase. My new ICK rocks! It's smooth, snappy and has perfect control. If you cant find what you're looking for I would highly recomend you contact Rick. He has years of experience and it shows.