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
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
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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