A Cable specific board is a board that’s dedicated for you local cable park, hitting features and sending big tricks off kickers and ramps. These Elite boards are finless, bombproof, made to stand up against pretty much anything you throw at it. Check out some of the main characteristics of these boards below:
Stiffness in cable boards does very from board to board, but it’s important to know what you want out of a board. Stiffer, as with a boat board, will mean more pop, which is great for air tricks, but lacks on pressing into obstacles and features. A flexier board is awesome at getting locked into presses on features, but unless the board has the right channeling is not very good in the Air Tricks Category. A board like the Slingshot Terrain is awesome at locking into presses and sliding over the Liquid Leisure Pool Gap, but will feel really loose off kickers and take more energy to spin in the air.
Cable boards are super simple when it comes to rocker, and offer 2 types:
A Continuous Rocker is perfect for any beginner looking to get out on the cable. This Rockerline is super forgiving and soft, which makes it perfect for any Beginner to Intermediate Rider at the cable park. The pop and speed of a continuous rocker is really predictable, which again makes it great for a beginner rider.
3 STAGE ROCKER
The pop off a 3 Stage Rocker is insane, and especially noticeable when popping ollies. But there is one downside; the flat spot in the middle of the board means harder landings off kickers and features. If you’re willing enough to lose a bit of comfort for harder shredding, it’s definitely worth it! This rocker is best suited to any rider that’s Intermediate to Pro, looking for more out of their board.
The Base on a cable board is important, as this will pretty much decide how long your board will last. Most boards these days have an Enduro/Sintered Enduro/Ballistic/ Base, which means that it’ll be super slippy on obstacles, but also last you a longer than a standard base. Channelling is also an important part of any Cable Board, with less channeling meaning less grip on obstacles, perfect for sliding, but not so good at air tricks. The more channeling on a board, the more grip it’ll have for sure.