I have the chance to buy the 2012 rocker 2's size 184 for $450 brand new. The shop has the salomon STH 16's that they would sell me for $250. I currently own and love the 2012 Sir Francis Bacons 184. I would be looking to add the Rocker 2's as my powder ski.
I am 5'11- 180lbs and I am an aggressive skier and spend a lot of times in the trees and open bowls.. no time in park, hit a few jumps (nothing huge) and groomers only to get back to the lift.
1. I had my SFB's at Snowbasin a few weeks ago in chest deep blower. I had a great time and floated pretty good. I did notice that I was having a little trouble turning in the super deep... Will I notice a big difference between my SFB's and the rocker 2's in deep Pow?
2. I am considering the 184's because I spend a lot of time ripping through the trees.. but at my weight and height, do you think that I will get enough float in the deep snow? Keep in mind that I have my SFB's on days that don't have deep fresh snow.
3. I've been told that there were no changes made between the 2012 rocker 2's and this years (2013) rocker 122's. the only change was the graphic. Is this true?
4. Do you think $700 for this set up is a good deal?
Thanks for any advice.. I am headed to UT this weekend and am considering/debating if I should pull the trigger on these.