So, I found out today what a rockered ski is, I had to search online and came up with the 'rockered ski guide'
It said this
"Why is rocker so awesome? What does it do for you?
- Rocker offers increased float in the powder! – With rocker, your tips will float up in powder and crud. The feel is smooth and just like when you surf, wakeboard or waterski, rocker helps you to stay on top of the snow. On skis, no need to do all that ridiculous bouncing and leaning back to keep your tips up in the powder. On a snowboard, your tip sits up higher out of the snow so you can avoid those face plants over your nose."
If you're trying to sell a new ski, please try and know what the hell you're talking about. You should not be 'leaning back' no matter what sort of ski you are on. I don't ski on top of powder, I like to get deep in it, I want it spraying over my head. The people who wrote the above comment obviously don't know how to ski powder on normal skis as they indicate that they lean back to keep their tips up.
I understand how shaped skis have changed skiing, but there comes a point at which a certain amount of skill needs to be attained to explore the mountain more without changing the equipment. Rockered skis have gone too far.
I've never seen a rockered ski in europe, and my skiing friends both here and back in NZ have never heard of them before either. Maybe this design does help in powder, espeically if it keeps your tips up while being incorrectly balanced. But then you're not going to progress in your skiing as this lazy ass way of skiing powder looks like it lets your get away with bad technique or lack of skills.