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tomPietrowskiI would say the opposite actually. It's the positive camber that gives the ski it's pop so if you add rocker you are reducing the amount of camber and therefore the amoun of pop.
smellsthe physics of it would seem like a small jump at the tail of your ski, though. so maybe "poppy" isn't the right word. Jumpy
TwigThere are two different things that could be construed as pop.
1. How much does a neutrally weighted ski rebound/launch you off a kicker.
2. How high can you ollie on a ski.
Rockered skis with little/no camber provide virtually no rebound on takeoff (and much less out of a carve) and that is why they are generally considered to be less poppy. A cambered ski 'snaps' back in to it's camber profile as you leave the ground (unweight the ski) providing pop.
However ollies are a rocking motion, you rock back on to you tails and then 'pop' forwards, as you would on a skateboard. This is much easier to achieve with rocker as it makes it much easier to rock back/allows you to rock back further. The result of this is you can generally ollie higher on a rockered ski.
smellsthis is just the answer I was seeking
TwigYou're welcome. For what its worth, the ultimate ski in terms of 'ollie pop' will depend on your height and weight. Usually it's some combination of camber and rocker. You can have too much rocker and too soft a ski which won't provide enough rebound.
I am 5'8 and 135 pounds and thus far the best ski for 'pop' for me is the Sir Francis Bacon. It has a mid-soft flex and a decent amount of rocker in the tail but provides enough snap back once the tail is loaded. Camberless skis like the hellbent and softer skis like the blend do not provide enough snapback and stiffer skis do not allow me to load the tails as much.
smellswell i find it weird that i can ollie higher 4FRNT EHP's than my line invaders
tomPietrowskiHave you considered that it is because the ehp is stiffer ten the invader. So it's not nesacarilly the rocker that is helping to pop higher but the stiffer camber of the ehp. In general soft skis won't have much pop as the camber is not acting like a spring as much. Pretty much the best ski I found to Ollie was the suspect as it was stiff and full camber.
XtRemE11My ep pro's and OG hellbents were easily the poppiest skis ive ever had, and ive had countless park skis. park skis dont even compare. only place normal camber park skis pop a little better is off bigger park jumps, but you're hardly popping/ollie-ing off your tails on park jumps anyway.
tomPietrowskiReally both those skis suck to pop on as they are so super soft. What park skis have you been on if they are the politest skis you have been on?