Originally Posted by mudfoot
Haven’t had much experience with rockered skis yet, but because I am a big guy one of the things I like about deep snow is that it will slow me down, even while skiing in the fall line. I like the feel of the pressure on my tips and being able to control my speed to some extent by the amount I lean on them. Sometimes the heavier the snow the more I like it because I don’t have to turn to slow down or speed up but simply adjust fore/aft weighting slightly.
Isn’t this completely changed with rockered skis? The heavier the snow the more the rockered tips want to climb on top. It seems to me they would tend to go faster than conventional skis in deep snow, and that this element would increase as the snow gets heavier. I understand the added smoothness and maneuverability that rocker can provide, but doesn’t more tip rocker tend to translate into more speed in deep snow, all other things being equal?
yes they are faster and yes they generally climb to the top easier as well. everything you think is right on. You will not float on top of dry snow like everything else they will still sub on really light stuff.
if you want to turn more and skiing a slower line faster than what you do now then I would try them. If being able to adjust speed by leaning forward or back then dont get them.
one thing your forgetting about is the ability to go slower. You can go much slower on reverse camber skis if you want to.
and you can make more dynamic turn on reverse camber.
so why even ask the question? honestly you knew the answer. You could demo a pair if you wanted....
now for another why I am right and your wrong rant which is kinda of off topic
weight has very little to with how fast you go, how fast you go is up to you. personally I gained speed as I lost weight. and just because your a 'big" guy has nothing to do with powder slowing you down. Its slows everyone down. if I had to guess the amount its slows people down of different weights is nearly the same.
this is along the lines of the argument that kids have lower center of mass. sure its lower to the ground, but proportional to an adult its actually higher in their body. If a lower of center of mass was such a advantage in skiing every girl out there would kick every guys ass cause not only is their center of mass lower its lower proportionally.
so while you keep claiming that being a 'big' guy makes you go faster try this next time there is a powder day.
find an easy slope that you can barely move going straight down straight run its a couple time see the average distance then add 30lb to your weight. straight run it a couple more time and see the average distance. I would be willing to bet that give the same skis and skier that the difference is so small that its almost undetectable.