The rocker goes right the way through the board, tip to tip, but the wingers represent the real length of the board. The tips are there to make such a short length civilised.. They keep the spray out of your eyes and they also stop the nose from disappearing when you get your weight in the wrong place.pierre wrote:Mike, out of interest, how much rocker does the Speedball has and does it start where the winglets are?
Rocker is a funny thing to quantify, for a shorter board on the same rocker bed has less overall rocker than a longer board, so while we could find you some numbers they wouldn't really mean much - it's all about how it works in situ.
I'd say that it was a medium to high rocker if it were 135 and stood next to a Turbo or similar, but the Speedball is not really a board you can compare to other boards in any way. It's out of the box, and therefore the same rules don't apply to it, so I would just stop thinking of numbers, save yourself a headache and go ride it!
Too little Rocker, Too much rocker, sometimes things don't work out like you'd think; one of the biggest surprises for me this year were the Red (which feels like the opposite way to how I would expect it to feel), and the ADHD, which has so much rocker that you'd think it needed a tractor to pull it. Not so, it's very slippy through the water.
I'd also say they for powered riders, the ADHD is pulling in a fan base like nothing we have seen since the Monk.