I did some hiking today and holy shit does rocker make a difference. It's an instant confidence boost. I felt like that 10 foot cliff was no big deal anymore. I did two hikes, both were about a half mile long about 100 yards uphill then just across the peak. Sounds easy until you are 11,000 feet in the air with ski boots hiking on a boot pack. Its not a path its just a place to put one foot, then the next. Pretty intense.
There was untracked powder most of the morning but in the afternoon it turned to powdery moguls that were fun to cruise in.
I noticed that its really easy to ski rocked skis in untouched because you can get a poppy powder turn going easy and just surf, but with my Public enemys it was almost impossible to do that, I had to bounce so much on those skis.
I demoed 189 Obsethed and was blown away at how much easier it was to ski them, how I wasn't working to control my speed and stay on top of the snow, which kept me out until the liftie was like kid its 3:30 we are supposed to close this one at 3.