Agree that blindly splicing rocker onto a 87 mm ski probably is a bad idea. But IMO there are several cases now where an early rise/"resort rocker" seems to have seriously helped the "all" in all mountain. Wondering if the older categories are falling apart. I'm seeing a lot of 78-88 mm skis now with early rise that basically are opening up soft snow domains like trees to people who formerly just used them to crush crud. They're not really frontside skis anymore. But they don't seem to necessarily lose a bunch of carving performance if you know how to carve. Or care to. Maybe we're moving away from the frontside/backside or narrow/wide dichotomies. Hell, some racing skis now have early rise. YMMV, obviously.