Hey Jer & Alpinedad, learn2reid (you can use my crib notes, pay attention to the Bold
). Post #9 from this thread:
Originally Posted by Finndog
thanks and I should have clarified the total usage, first off, yes the rocker is a "must" to consider when looking at pow skis, but once you get off pow and need to be on some groomed and all, the rocker is problematic.
I ended up getting the Gots for 530 shipped. I ended up deciding to get them because I really wanted to ski them for a while. It should be a versitile ski for Steamboat, powder, trees, crud and groomed soft snow. If its a real dump, i have my Shamans.
So the skis were purchased, we aren't talking about ANYTHING worth while after this...
...oh, but wait, there is this:Spindrift (post #16),
"I agree with mudfoot that we are early in the life-cycle of rockered skis. And many experiments will wash out. However, I'm pretty convinced of what the outcome will be
. Rocker in one for or another will make its way into the design of most, if not all, recreational skis
. So while there's little doubt the designs will get better and better. I don't see any reason to wait to start having more fun with them.Spindrift,
"This is running decently far afield, but hey, it's summer....
You assume that rockered designs can't carve. I disagree. I'm pretty convinced
that as the relationship between "rocker" and sidecut becomes better understood, that rockered skis with excellent carving characteristics will evolve
. Heck, even today, skis Hell Bents carve decently under an amazingly broad range of conditions.Spindrift (post #19)
" Just for fun
: can you provide a coherent rationale for why rocker is not compatible with carving under most conditions? Remember, the entire mission of the combo of conventional camber and sidecut is to allow the skier to force a ski into a decambered shape
"Illiteratedad (post #36)
... here's an idea, read the damn thread posts (35) instead of just the title before posting then you won't make yourself look Jer-tarded
"Sorry, my bad.
I must've gotten confused byTHE TITLE OF THIS THREAD."