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Tail rocker or no tail rocker?

post #1 of 6
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Pro's / Con's?
Advantages / Disadvantages?

It would be great to get a low down on this.
post #2 of 6

I have a pair of skis with tip/tail rocker and a pair with early rise tip/flat tail. The flat tail skis feel like I have more control  in the rear when finishing turns or if I end up in the back seat. I think the main benefit of tail rocker is for riding switch.

post #3 of 6
A flat tail is good for finishing turns on hard flat snow, and tail rocker is good for skiing off groomed runs or in varible snow. Dont over think it too much.
post #4 of 6
Do you like to finish turns completely? To pop out and drive them around? Flat tails facilitate this. They also encourage traversing off piste making releases difficult.

If you like to smear and pivot the tail rise makes this much easier, but you can wheelie out if you depend on the tail too much.
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Originally Posted by clink83 View Post

A flat tail is good for finishing turns on hard flat snow, and tail rocker is good for skiing off groomed runs or in varible snow. Dont over think it too much.
^^^This.
post #6 of 6

I agree with all the above except to say that the tail rocker/lack of rocker makes less difference that tip rocker. BTW people with tail rockered skis need to be aware of not passing or cutting in front of people too closely. 

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