2013 Signal Rocker Lite Used and Reviewed

The original Park Rocker might be a bit of overkill for everyone else but the Lite version offers more versatility. Back for a second year this board has had a few tweaks along the way but it still retains that awesome park flex and fun factor anyone who has ever rode it know. Here’s how it stacked up.

Board: Signal Rocker Lite

Size: 152

Camber Option: Three stage rocker. Flat between the feet with rise in the middle of the insert pack.

Bindings: Raiden Phantoms

Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy

Boots: K2 UFO Size 10

My Weight: 165

Resort: Breckenridge

Conditions: Soupy mashed potato snow under hazy blue skies.

Flex: Middle of the road even consistent flex throughout. Torsionally it was the exact same way nice, smooth, and consistent.

Stability: For the amount of rocker and what this board is designed for it actually is stable. Pushing through the mashed potato snow wasn’t an issue and at speeds through the rutted out landings of features it held its own unlike other park oriented decks.

Ollies: Skate styled pop, snap the tail down and prepare to boost.

Pop On Jumps: While I wouldn’t recommend this as a bigger jump board it can handle its own on smaller stuff it’s perfectly fine.

Butterability: It’s rocker and a middle of the road flex it can butter unless you’re incapable of understanding how to make that happen.

Jibbing: The board has a big sweet spot in the tips for presses that really lets you lock in. You do have to muscle it more in nose/tail presses for the snap out than say a softer board.

Carving: Short set up turns or hard carves the sidecut on this deck does it all. The flex is stiff enough that if you center flex the deck it won’t buckle and fold while driving through a carve.

Rider in Mind: All mountain park rider that can do it all.

Personal Thoughts: This board is a bit stiffer than the last year version I rode. I feel that adds a certain level of diversity to this board and makes it a bit more well rounded.

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8 Comments

  1. Liang Li, says:

    Hey bro, I’m considering getting this deck to have some fun this year but just don know what size should I get to avoid overhang. Im 6’11, 165, wearing size 10.5 boots, do u think the 152 can work for me or I may need the 154, anyway do u have any toe/heel drag during the demo with 152.

  2. 0 overhang on the 52.

  3. Jon says:

    You are 6’11 and weigh 165?? And you want a 152? Hmmm.

  4. Liang Li, says:

    I just feel that its easier to do all the switching stuff with a shorter board however its gonna sacrifice the versatility. I may still grab the 154 to do more things on all mountain.

  5. Cole says:

    Hey, i am trying to decide between this and the salomon villain for mostly jibs and jumps of all sizes (some 50+ footers) and also a little bit of all mountain/pow. I live on the east coast so a lot of ice. Also, is the villain playful like a rocker board?
    thanks man.

  6. You realize those are two different boards that have to be ridden to different ways? The Villain will have more snap, better edge hold, survive those 50 foot jumps, make you work a little harder on the pow, and survive hard charging. While the Rocker Lite will be easier in pow, have less edge hold, you have to land bolts on a jump over 30 feet, and it’s easier to press.

  7. Evan says:

    Hey, I’m looking to get this board but I’m afraid the waist width is going to be too small, I’m want to get the 152 and my boots are size11, do you think it’ll be okay to get, thanks

  8. Depends on the boot, binding, binding placement, angles, etc. etc.

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