One of the most frequently asked questions about the SiQRocker, and perhaps the largest concern from people who haven’t tried it yet, has to do with snowboard flex - snowboarders would like to know how the SiQRocker impacts the flex of their board.
During the design phase for the SiQRocker, we thought a lot about this. We wanted to ensure that your snowboard maintained its natural flex, allowing your board to feel, respond, and ride as you’d expect. It was a high priority.
The end result is a spring built in to the center mechanism. The spring is a key element of the SiQRocker design and it underwent thorough analysis and testing. Without the spring, your snowboard would become rigid and feel stiff.
Rather than taking our word for it, however, we decided to put together two short videos showing you how a snowboard flexes, in this case a 2019 Nitro T1, in three scenarios:
1) Without the SiQRocker installed
2) With the SiQRocker installed and in the relaxed (camber) position
3) With the SiQRocker installed and in the engaged (rocker) position
The first video shows how the board responds when flexing in the direction of more camber:
The second video shows how the board responds when flexing in the direction of more rocker: