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Originally Posted by Roger
Longboards are very different in this respect. Some of the transition boards, like the Rio's are a bit of a hybrid in this respect and while they do OK in longboard mode, they do not have the "glide" found in a traditional longboard or something like the Phantoms with the long flat rocker from the mast track to the tail.
In an older thread, you had provided a great tip to observe where this rocker transition is by running a string lengthwise down the bottom of the board with weights on either end. I was surprised to see that my Bic Techno Formula was perfectly flat from the mast track to the tail with all of the rocker forward of this point (probably a dated design). Nevertheless, I now understand how the front of this flat section could be negatively inclined (lower in the front than back) and will be adjusting my mast position as well as stance to get this part of the board up. I'm looking forward to putting this to practice over the upcoming weekend.