In a different thread concerning skis with rocker, I was very interested in the following quotes by Sierra Jim:
"The very minor amounts of rocker (tip rise) on some skis is what I affectionately call "marketing rocker" and they are the ones that will launch this thing. The amplitude of the rocker on these is so minimal as to be relatively benign but also relatively ineffectual."
"The minimal (very low tip rise) versions can work quite well on hard snow if the rest of the ski is up to it. However the effect of those very low rise rocker tips is as minimal as the rise is. Those that think this is a panacea are just drunk on the kool aide."
Having skied various rocker skis, I'm very intrigued by the thought of skis with just tip rocker as an all-mountain ski. And I was very interested in the sentinel as a possible future ski. I want it all -- both the edge engagement of a traditional ski and the ability to not have tips hooking or diving when encountering new snow or crud. Am I "drunk on the kool aide"? Is the tip rocker on the sentinal "marketing rocker"? What are the standards one would use for this phrase? Thanks, SKF