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Rockered skis your everyday driver?
It has been probably a couple hundred ski days since I've used a non-rockered ski (except for the odd run swapping with someone). I have no intention of looking back. This year the Praxis Concept (followed by the Obsethed) will be my "go to" ski for average & random condition ski days. No issues at all having fun with them on any groomers short of ice. If conditions are crappy enough that I can not have fun on a modern rockered all mountain design - I'm happy to find something else to do.
Rockered designs have evolved to where I see no point in a ski design that fails to incorporate rocker and some conceptual aspect of early taper. And not by just adding a raised tip/prow to a dated design...
YMMV. Today anyway. But if you really think I'm wrong, I suggest you start hoarding
I think this is a fine choice. Camber is a proven technology. If you like your skis -- then why change?
I don't ski my rockered skis between storms, but that's mostly due to the fact that my rockered skis (praxis powder) really are powder specific. I wouldn't hesitate to ski a daily driver with rocker as plenty of good daily drivers do incorporate rocker.
My next ski is going to be 105 under foot, less than 9lbs, tip rockered, and mounted with touring bindings probably dukes or tours.
I ski my "the ones" alot of days. They are better than anything else I have found for east coast skied out woods and dont suck on groomers.
they do admittly split time with my 8.7s for a nod as my 'daily driver" ie both are my daily drivers. translation is I have to many skis :).
I think it matters where you ski between storms.
if you slay the groomers, a traditional ski is worthy.
You you still ski "3D" type terrain, steeps, tree's etc. Then rocker still has a place.
I'm thinking some great deals on cambered skis will be showing up in the Epic Equipment Sales!
Finn's favorite ski tune is "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow"
Yep, that is what I am getting from the comments here. It is obvious to me that guys on a rockered ski are more adventurous than I am in hunting out the last remnants of the soft snow out there or perhaps where they ski, does not have the same amount of grooming that goes on at Mammoth. Regardless of the grooming, there are days when everything is beyond tracked out and just firm off piste snow as it hasn't snow for a few weeks? For those conditions, I know I can get more aggressive on a sub 100 waist ski with camber. So what I am getting from this is it just depends where and maybe how you ski?
Also, from looking at the One, it has the side cut of my normal cambered skis, but obviously a little tip and perhaps tail rocker. What I have found from my own Praxis Back Countries is the tip and tail rocker makes the ski ski much shorter than it's size in firm conditions. I don't want my 190 ski feeling like a 175 in firm snow. If I did, I would have bought that to begin with rather than a 184.
Edited by liv2 ski - 12/19/10 at 8:50am
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