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    Posted: Feb/22/2014 at 6:57pm
I'm looking for a new park board.  I love the camrock profile on my yes greats and would like to try a camrock park board.  I am currently riding an Arbor Draft and while I love it, it doesn't land on jumps very well.  

Has anyone ridden the both these boards?  It the DOA too stiff for presses? Is the Happy Place a fun board?  
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the doa is not really like camrock, in that it's mostly cambered and essentially doesn't have rocker in it, even though "technically" it does.  the DOA camber extends past the inserts, while the happy place has standard camrock where the camber is between the feet... so really, you can't weight the camber on the happy place, while you definitely can on the DOA.. for camber to really work, you have to be able to weight it.

after the camber, the DOA is flat, and then has micro rocker right before the contacts... basically resulting in a softer contact point rather than actually acting like rocker.  after the camber on the happy place, it kicks up right after the bindings, so the entire nose/tail are loose from the snow compared to the DOA.

you can do anything on just about any board, but between the two, the DOA will hold a better edge and be a more stable locked-down ride, and probably more poppy too since the nose and tail are on the snow and loaded with a little camber.  the happy place will be looser and more skatey, float easier in pow when you're not going fast enough to plane, and allow you to get into a pressing position easier since the board is already bent that way.

flex wise, the happy place is not a jib noodle at all.. it's actually a firm enough soft-medium flex that you could consider it an "all around" resort board by marketing standards.  even some slash riders are using it as their pow freestyle board, given they prefer reverse camber boards.  the DOA is a solid medium.. so along with the profile, the DOA is definitely a "stronger" board, though in the full spectrum of things they both can fall into the all-around park/resort/mountain freestyle category.
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Thanks spencer.  Have you ridden both?  Which would you prefer for park riding? This is a tough decision. 
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have not ridden the DOA and only the yes equivalent of the happy place, but have been on lots of boards similar to each of these, and I had a yes greats briefly so I'm familiar with that.  personally, I prefer stiffer boards and full regular camber for everything, unless it gets deep enough in which case I do like some nose rocker.. for me, the DOA would be the one out of the two, just cause it's more along the lines of what I'm personally into... but I think if I were actually spending time riding park (I'm at zero right now), I would likely have a slightly altered preference, in which case.... who knows!

I think it comes down to a board that's more like easy-camber (DOA) or a board that's more like rocker (slash).  one is a little stronger ride while the other is looser and jibby, but both are "park" boards by paper definition.

if you wanted something from capita more like the happy place, you'd probably be looking at an ultrafear.  and if you wanted something from slash that was more along the lines of the DOA, I'd suggest the paxson.
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