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Just to clarify before we drop in, the word camber refers to a curvature, we can call camber to a rocker profile (reversed camber) and to a hybrid profile, but not to a flat profile, there is no such thing as a "flat camber", physically impossible. A flat profile, that is possible.

this are the profiles you will find available nowadays:
- traditional camber (also known as: camber)
- rocker (also known as: banana; reversed camber)
- hybrids/combos
- hybrid rocker-camber-rocker (each brand has a different name for this profile)
- hybrid camber-rocker-camber camber dominant (each brand has a different name for this profile)
- hybrid camber-rocker-camber rocker dominant (each brand has a different name for this profile)
- powder hybrid (also known as: camber-rocker: any other name depending on the brand)



Traditional Camber
This is the profile that defined snowboard for many years, borrowed from the ski technology, it uses the board flexibility to get grip and pop.
snowboard profile normal/traditional camber
Triple base - Camber with lifted edges from the bindings out, more forgiving as the rocker, although it feels different. It keeps the pop from camber boards.
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Flat
It allows for quicker edge change with a bit more grip than camber and has a bit more pop than rocker. It is slower than other base profiles because all the base is one contact point (although you may not notice that unless you're a quite advanced rider).
snowboard profile flat
Rocker
The inversion of the camber profile. Widely used by beginners due to being more forgiving (less likely to catch an edge) and easier to change directions and to manouver with at slow speeds. For the same reasons it's also used by jibers. Pow surfers also like rocker profiles because they float more, avoding back leg leaning. Also a bit slower than the traditional camber profile but faster than a flat profie.
snowboard profile rocker/banana


Hybrids / Combos
They all aim to get the best of camber and rocker in one mix. here are the most popular ones:


Hybrid rocker-camber-rocker
snowboard profile hybrid rocker-camber-rocker



Hybrid camber-rocker-camber, rocker dominant
snowboard profile hybrid camber-rocker-camber rocker dominant



Hybrid camber-rocker-camber, camber dominant
snowboard profile hybrid camber-rocker-camber camber dominan



Powder hybrid (rocker-camber)
snowboard profile powder hybrid rocker-camber



Powder hybrid (rocker-flat)
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