Just trying to get some input about using rockers on the ice coast.
I would think that with the usual no or superheavy pow that we have, rockers would not be the best call. This is also considering that, unfortunately, most of us rely upon groomers for at least part of the season, before the real snow starts to dump. Without camber, wouldnt these babies be pretty lame on the groomers/ice, along with the usual icy landings in the park? I think they would be fun for buttering around and stuff, but when it would come to riding hard, they would come up short.
I know that they have been designing rockered skis with rocker in the tips and maintaining the camber elsewhere so as to prevent the tip dive while still performing well elsewhere (ie the new solomons) but for the east coast i feel like it would still be lacking.
Is this true or am i overlooking something? for now it seems like rockering is almost like swallow tails, its a very specific technology with limited uses unless youre in decent pow. And considering the vast number of skis including rocker now, even skis that are not wide enough to be pow skis like the moments that are only mid 90s in the waist, it seems it is being overused of late and will quickly go back to being used only on BC intended skis.