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Hello everyone. Hope everyone had a nice summer. I am back for my yearly fix. Is it snowing yet?

 

I had a dream about skiing last night and thought of this place.

 

Just got hold of my my gear review issue. What the heck is with all the rocker skis this year? Bejeebers. Thank God for Fischer and Dynastar. Someone has to make skis under 70mm.

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jumps right in and establishes himself as a classic dude with a taste for classic skis. welcome back.

 

Marketing department for some companies has indeed gone off the deep end this year.

Can a fully rockered ski, with mega rise, really hang with the Legend Pros in the lift line when things get pushy-shovy-steponskis time?

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Hey MojoMan.  Well as for me I've bought a pair of "modern" skis.  Rossi S3's, they have traditional camber under foot and rockered tips and tails (or early rise if you want to call it that.)

 

The concept is that in deeper snow (these are only 98 under foot, so not a deep powder ski) the tips won't be getting in the way, pivot moves will be easier, the tail will be released instead of trying to finish the turn.

 

I love carving skis, but the hype represents hope that these will make ungroomed skiing easier and more fun.

 

So they won't carve as well, but will supposedly be a lot better in the trees, crud, and even slush.

 

Good point about the lift line though.

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Welcome home Mojo- Search first, then post.....

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Welcome back Mojo - sort of easing myself into Fall.  But, hoping for an early snowfall.  I am predicting 2nd Sat in Nov. for our opening.  Hell I can guess as good as any weatherman.  Early cold and snowy winter in the Inland PNW and Lower BC.

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Welcome  back MoJoMan.  If you want to catch up what's been going on this summer, I highly recommend the thread

"Do you wear a helmet or recommend wearing one while skiing?"

 

With 225 replies and over 3000 reads, this thread has been hot hot hot this summer. 

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Welcome  back MoJoMan.  If you want to catch up what's been going on this summer, I highly recommend the thread

"Do you wear a helmet or recommend wearing one while skiing?"

 

With 225 replies and over 3000 reads, this thread has been hot hot hot this summer. 


Ahhhhh..There are even helmet threads in the summer..lol. 

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Hey MojoMan.  Well as for me I've bought a pair of "modern" skis.  Rossi S3's, they have traditional camber under foot and rockered tips and tails (or early rise if you want to call it that.)

 

The concept is that in deeper snow (these are only 98 under foot, so not a deep powder ski) the tips won't be getting in the way, pivot moves will be easier, the tail will be released instead of trying to finish the turn.

 

I love carving skis, but the hype represents hope that these will make ungroomed skiing easier and more fun.

 

So they won't carve as well, but will supposedly be a lot better in the trees, crud, and even slush.

 

Good point about the lift line though.



HI Mango,

 

I have never been on a rocker. I guess it won't hurt to demo one this year. I noticed that every K2 ski this year had some type of rocker built into it. 

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Nor have I.  Some manufacturers don't even like to call it Rocker unless it's full reverse camber, they just say early tip rise and tail rise.  It's a new spec, the skis list the mm of rise in the tip and tail.

 

Reviews and conversations convinced me it has value.  Fingers crossed.

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jumps right in and establishes himself as a classic dude with a taste for classic skis. welcome back.

 

Marketing department for some companies has indeed gone off the deep end this year.

Can a fully rockered ski, with mega rise, really hang with the Legend Pros in the lift line when things get pushy-shovy-steponskis time?


I don't  think anyone is talking about fully rockered ski's. There's not actually a huge number of fully rockered ski's in most manufacturers line-ups. 
 

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