I've been a lurker for quite a while, but decided to finally join and start posting. I have a question about rockers on ski's and whether they would benefit me. I guess I have always assumed they were meant for powder, but lately I've seen a lot more people riding them in less than ideal powder conditions.
I am 40 year old and I would consider myself a low-advanced skier (black diamonds and moguls are no problem, although my form probably isn't perfect.) My current preferred resort is Sundance in Utah (not because I actually prefer it. Mostly because my kids and I have season passes there and I'm working on getting my kids to be better skiers.) Sundance is also 25 minutes from my house and Alta and Snowbird are 50 minutes away.
I'm currently skiing on Kastle FX94's that are a couple years old. I love those ski's but can't help but wonder if I'm missing out by not having rockers on my ski's. There are very few "powder" days at Sundance. Most of my skiing is done in tracked-out runs that after a few days turn out to be fairly hard-packed snow. Sometimes I gun it down a groomed run if I feel the need for speed.
So, am I missing out? Do I need new ski's with rockers or am I ok skiing on the FX 94's? Also, for the record, I have Dalbello KR2 fusions as my boots.
Thanks much for the help!!