I don't want to cloud any other ski threads, so let's FIGHT here.
I'm sick and tired of being called out by 'Joeys' who think Rocker/ Reverse Camber is the second coming the Messiah. It's cool, it's fun, the skis are very playful and encourage playing with terrain features. That's good. Learning to drive a ski and use the edges is a good thing also.
Does it do what it is supposed to do? Absolutely. It makes skiing 3d snow extremely fun, extremely easy and allows you to do things that traditional skis can't do (well, that the average skier can't make them do).
Does it make a ski more 'Versatile'? Not even a little bit.
Are they 'faster'... would Bode benefit from this tech? Are you F'ng serious???? Drift cars aren't faster than F1 cars. They aren't, trust me. I can't explain it with HS trig (or psuedo/ wanabe engineering) , but I'm positive that skidding sideways (more friction) is slower than arcing a clean smooth turn (less friction).
Have I tried any of these skis? I own DPS Lotus 120's and 4frnt EHP 186's (and ski the 193 whenever I want), I've skied Line EP Pros, the new Head rockered ski, Amplid Cholesterone RC's (phenomenal ski), Katanas... I've skied some of these, OK?
If I lived somewhere that I could legitimately use them everyday I would. Maybe I'll relocate to Mt Baker or Japan, then I could expound on the 'versatility' of Funshapes... till then, I'm sticking with:
Super fun, when conditions warrant, there are better choices most of the time I ski... like the Scott P4, my 'go to' ski for most days at Stowe.
... oh yeah, wax is good for Ptex, it is.