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Where to start…. First you need to figure out what you want to do to the skis, full rocker, just tip and tail, tip only ect… What I did with my steezes was a tip and tail rocker, where I rockered the tip 50cm back from the tip, and 40 cm forward from the tail. The 95 or so cm under the foot stayed “cambered” so that the ski would still arc on harder snow. A full rocker will be better in pow, but this will work better for all around conditions.
Rip the bindings off… its way easier to deal with the ski, if you cant, don’t worry about it, you can still manage to get the job done with the clamps on there.
I next built a jig. As you can see from the first pic, the jig holds the ski down under the foot, its bolted down to the table, and the ski is clamped to the first 2x4. I then marked on the ski where I wanted the rocker to start, and placed the other 2 2x4’s under the rocker points. Now the ski is set up to be torqued into position. Throw a couple of tie-downs around the tip and tail, and wrench the shit out of the ski. Remember that the ski is not going to stay as bent as you have it in the jib, so wrench is more then you want the rocker to be.
Now, hit it with heat, a couple of cycles
heating it up, not to hot, warm-to-hot to touch, but not to the point of
melting the ski. Keep your hand on it and you will feel if its getting to
hot. Cycle that a couple of times over a couple of days and bingo,
Here are some pics, hope they work
dumb question here. And im not even a newb
What do rockers do?