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i dont really see the appeal of rockered skis in the park but the early tail and tip i see so that you dont catch edges ect. For a cetain extent there will from now on be a certain amount of rocker in park skis with rockers but i hope that it will die down and only be on a couple of the line.
Im quite drunk now and dint know if that made sence but anyway thats my 2 cents
It's a fad, and so is fat skis and reverse sidecut skis, and powder in general.
What I've noticed is that some companies have really stupid rocker shapes. Too many have some well thought out rocker, with a full normal tip after it to do a great job raping the design. On some skis the normal tip is there for a reason and they can be great skis(like Wrenegades), but on other skis I think there should be no normal tip at all yet there is(an example is 08 ARGs, and for 09 and '10(both different) armada made it just a rocker design with no tip...much smoother, good job!).
since they are better than normal camber in the park, yes they are. dual camber and rocker works so well.
Seriously? Do you have a link about this? I've never seen an SG/DH ski with early rise. I understand the air argument, but I would think that would be negated by the additional drag (both on snow and in the air). For GS, it doesn't really make sense, you need camber or you aren't going to be able to accelerate in the turns.
I'd be interested to read what degrees they would be experimenting with.