i dont understand why people think you need camber underfoot to work on hardpack. i skiied the 122 bents and the first gen ep pros in park and hardpack all the time, never felt like i couldnt edge well, the ep's were a little sketch on jumps over 40 feet cause they are insanely soft, but the bents were fine, i could land like 60 footers backseat and ride away fine. and actually, a flat/rocker underfoot ski is fucking awesome for carving around the park, you can rip some crazy snowboard style carves off jumps that ive never been able to do on cambered skis, that and the flat/rocker makes everything so surfey smooth feeling, camber underfoot kinda ruins it.
ive had last years bacons and the kung fujas from 2 years ago, both camber underfoot rocker tip and tail, and i didnt like them. to me the whole point of a rocker ski is to ski like a rockered ski, like surfing. camber underfoot even with decent tip and tail rocker just feels like a normal camber ski that just skis better in pow. skiing park on the 122 bents was like a whole new kind of park skiing, and actually allowed me to do more. with camber underfoot you might as well get a 80mm waist park ski.
and speaking of flat/rocker underfoot. anyone know what skis this year will NOT have camber underfoot? seems like there are a lot less which sucks cause im in need of a new pair of fat skis.