Originally Posted by thecow2419
Yeah, I rented them at Sunday river for three days. Not so great for me, can't hold an edge, sucks at anything except for groomed. Anyways, there are plenty of cheap skis out there, at least distinguish yourself from an "accidental tourist" with rental skis.
They are fine carving ski, but definitely not high end. I can turn with confidence even when it is icy provided edges are sharpened and I lean the ski enough. I believe this is no different for any other ski.
I was pleasantly surprised how stable they are at medium-high speed on an icy, but bump free slope. Not comfortable going faster on a bumpy one.
Edges stay sharp for pretty long time. Good for at least 10 days if tuned right.
Mine had pretty high edges and badly required base flattening. It was done in reputable shop by a highly skilled tech. After a great deal of work he got them nearly perfectly flat for $30. It made a whole word of difference. He said getting them _perfectly_ flat requires ridiculous amount of work. I cannot say if this imperfectness affects performance.
I ski very comfortably and happily when there is a foot of powder. When there is two feet or seven feet of powder, it still floats, but it is not fun. Also on flats you'd be buldozing not skiing, no fun at all. Even a half of inch of powder slows you down a lot. It is ok on moguls, but there are many better choices.
I am happy with my RocX for the season, but likely will be trying demos the next one.
I am 185 cm tall, my RocX are 177 or 174, can't recall. I have not seen longer RocX. They are available in many different smaller sizes. The side cut is pronounced, but is not very aggressive.
For the type of skiing they are designed for a properly tuned pair should serve any intermediate and beginner skier very well.