• Moment Skis Reno Rocker 2008

      • Review by Kryss on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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      • Review:

        Overall

        I really love these skis. I was looking for a more playful and fun ski than my AR6s and the Rockers fit the bill perfectly. They go a lot better in the powder too. The only times I'd prefer to be on my AR6s is when carving at high speed and spinning off very big kickers. The AR6s were also super durable but overall I much prefer the Rockers.



        Performance

        Rails and Boxes: Great due to the flat camber and pretty wide underfoot (93mm).

        Butters and general playfulness: Great, best of any ski I've used hands down.

        Powder: They are by far the best centre-mounted park ski I've used in pow, so much better than my AR6s. This would be due to a few things - 5mm extra width underfoot, a couple of cms extra length and the fact they're rockered. I'm currently doing a season in Japan and have used the Rockers in 50cm+ powder days and actually been able to float a bit and have fun, unlike my previous park skis. Keep in mind I haven't used any park skis wider than these.

        Carving: Not great, definitely a step down from any of my previous park skis. They're fine for bombing hills and getting up good speed, as long as you don't plan to turn too much. They ski short due to the early-rise and early-taper. If you want to get an idea of what they carve like, go and hire some skis that are like a foot too short for you. They're not a pain to get around the mountain like some big pow skis but ice, hard pack and high speed carves aren't their strong point. They make up for this by how fun they are for playing around on all the natural hits, jumping off piste into crud or pow, etc.

        Design

        They look pretty good I guess, I don't really care what my skis look like though.

        Value

        These were $525 US on Sierra Snowboards. Mid-range price for a top-end ski.

        Fit

        It'd be good if they made them in something longer than 181. There's not a hell of a lot of options much longer than this in park skis though so I'm used to riding this length.

        Characteristics



        This review is for the 2010 Rockers, there wasn't an option for the 2010 model in the list.

        For reference, here's the previous skis I've owned: Rossi Scratches, Walls, AR5s, AR6s. The AR6s being the most recent. I've demoed a few other skis also. Out of the box, I'd describe the Rockers as a medium flex. I'm a big guy (6'4" and ~180lbs) so the flex suits me pretty well
        for buttery pivoting thingos and all that. I was worried they'd break in a lot and become noodles but that hasn't been the case. I've ridden them hard for over 20 days now and they haven't softened up too much at all. A very light person might find them a little stiff if they're looking for a very buttery ski.

        I would probably find them a little too stiff to muck around on if they had regular camber but the early-rise tips definitely make them more playful.

        Durability

        The edges have worn down a bit quicker than my AR6s but no cracks yet and they generally seem to be a little stronger than most other park skis I've used in the past.

        As for the rest of the ski, a bit of top sheet chipping (don't care) and the bases still look fine. I actually snapped one of the tips of the ski on only the 3rd day in the park. I was spinning along a box and came off the side, one of the corners of the (square) tip caught on a vertical strut/support of the box and I snapped the tip. This technically doesn't have to be covered by warranty since it's "impact damage" but I explained the situation to Moment and they're going to send me a new pair. Very, very happy with that! I've been skiing park on the broken ski for weeks now, surprisingly it's still holding up ok.

        Ratings:
        • Terrain
          Park
          Pow
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Flex
          Soft
          Stiff
        • Camber
          Cambered
          Rockered
        • Pop
          No Pop
          Poppy
        • Stability
          Jittery
          Stable
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      • Review by PaleCelery on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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      • Review:

        Overall

        These skis are super fun. The rockered profile makes them really easy
        to do butters, presses and noseblocks. They are wicked fun in the park,
        similar to invaders/ anthems in the sense that they are symmetrical
        noodles, but the rocker makes them ski like nothing else. You have to
        ski it to know what it feels like, but they are great skis. The rocker
        also makes them float pow decent, but they are still center mounted
        skis so they aren't really meant for it. I do ski them all mountain
        from time to time, but I have another pair of stiffer skis for when I
        really want to rip. If these are your only ski's I wouldn't get them
        unless all you are 100% rails or close to it. They do ok on hardpack
        and groomers, you'll be able to control them fine, but at high speeds
        they get a bit chattery, but what do you expect fro a ski where the
        tips and tails are sticking way up in the air? On jumps, the pop is a
        little weird and hard to get used to due to the rocker, I feel like I'm
        popping off my toes more than my tails like in a ski with regular
        camber, and I start to feel a bit uncomfortable on jumps that are
        bigger than 30-35 ft, because they are so soft and the rocker in the
        tails makes it easy to wheelie. Overall they are super playful skis
        though, by far my favorite ski I've ever owned. I would highly
        recommend them to any intermediate to advanced park skier. The graphics
        are dope as hell too. Sure to get you noticed. Biggest downside to
        these skis is that the topsheets chip a lot easier than my other skis,
        but I have last years model, and I hear they fixed that somewhat this
        year. Although any skis with sidewall construction will have that
        problem, and its only cosmetic anyway.

        The Final Word: super
        playful skis. SO much fun, but I must call them what they are,
        symmetrical park noodles. I wouldn't be dropping any cliffs or hitting
        any big lines with them for sure. Don't expect the rocker to make them
        a one ski quiver.


        Ratings:
        • Terrain
          Park
          Pow
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Flex
          Soft
          Stiff
        • Camber
          Cambered
          Rockered
        • Pop
          No Pop
          Poppy
        • Stability
          Jittery
          Stable
      • Review by Bamski on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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      • Review:

        Overall

        I would recommend this ski to anyone looking for an extremely fun, versatile, unique ride. Moment clearly makes an outstanding product, and I would gladly support the company in the future.

        The rocker takes some getting used to, but it will show you an awesome time on every side of the mountain.

        Performance

        These skis are tons of fun. Light, snappy, flexy, and just an all around solid product. I hit some rather variable conditions, and the skis didn't let me down. When taking laps in the park, the skis are amazingly fun from jumps to rails and boxes. Take some time to get used to the rocker, and these skis will show you a great time regardless of where they take you.

        Design

        The skis are eye catching to say the least. The rocker is by no means a sales gimmick. Presses, butters and rails all become much simpler. Popping off of jumps takes a little adjustment from a standard park ski, but once you find your center it feels just like any other light park ski.

        The symmetric design of the skis is awesome, and as someone who has never gotten the chance to truly ski one for an extended time I have come to love how it feels riding switch.

        The skis are fast, light, and fun. The perfect blend of what I wanted from a lighter conditions ski.

        Value

        I feel that the skis are a great deal off of Moment's site, however I purchased them used. I would definitely buy them off of the website the second time around.

        Fit

        The ski comes in a single size (181cm). I felt that the ski could have been larger given that the rocker reduces the effective edge to something like ~150cm.

        Being around 5' 10'' - 5' 11'' and 175 lbs, the skis were by no means too small for me, but I found myself wishing for a few centimeters more when riding around. The center mount of the ski makes them feel considerably smaller than they really are.

        Characteristics

        The flex of the Rockers is something I had to consider for a while how to best explain.

        Being a rockered ski, I was expecting to spend some time getting used to the feel of these on the mountain. I was definitely correct in this regard, the skis are fairly soft but are still stiff enough to ski all mountain conditions in a heart beat. I felt that the rocker created some tip flap when really laying out some high speed turns, but overall it remained a very stable and solid ride.



        Durability

        The skis seem to have a decent durability. I managed to take a decent sized chunk out of the base due to some variable snow conditions, but I wouldn't have expected any skis to take that beating without any damage. I was very surprised of how little damage the skis took on the topsheets. Little to no chipping despite some major abuse.

        Thoroughly impressed with most of the burliness of the ski. The bases shouldn't normally see the abuse that I put them through.

        Ratings:
        • Terrain
          Park
          Pow
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Flex
          Soft
          Stiff
        • Camber
          Cambered
          Rockered
        • Pop
          No Pop
          Poppy
        • Stability
          Jittery
          Stable
    • Product Information
    • Name:
    • Reno Rocker
    • Manufacturer:
    • Moment Skis
    • Year:
    • 2008
    • Gender:
    • Male
    • At A Glance
    • Terrain
    • Park
      Pow
    • Design
    • Clean
      Busy
    • Durability
    • Fragile
      Durable
    • Weight
    • Light
      Heavy
    • Style
    • Uncool
      Cool
    • Flex
    • Soft
      Stiff
    • Camber
    • Cambered
      Rockered
    • Pop
    • No Pop
      Poppy
    • Stability
    • Jittery
      Stable
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