Types of Ski Rocker by Skis com

Types of Ski Rocker by Skis com


Hi, I’m Kevin and today I’m going to give you a quick rundown of the different types of rocker used in skis today. First, let’s start off with the traditional type, and that’s just full camber from tip-to-tail. Full camber is still used in race skis and some carbon skis. This provides a lot of pop, a lot of energy from turn-to-turn and really the best edge grip out there possible. Next, the most common type used in today’s skis is a tip-rocker or early-rise combined with camber from the fore-body to the ski back. This provides really good, easy turn initiation, handles a variety of snow conditions very well, and also still has that classic pop energy of a full camber ski. Next you have tip-rocker camber and a rocker tail. This is works very well in mixed snow conditions, allows for really easy entry-and-exit of your turn. And it also works really well for beginners and allows them to slide very easily and pushes them naturally into a carved turn. Full rocker when first came out was reserved solely for powder skis and is still very good for that. But since they refined the shapes of skis today, it also works very well on groomed-type conditions. Next you have a rocker-tip with a flat profile from the mid-body back, no camber and no rocker in the mid-body back; and what this does is works a very good in powder as the tip lifts and you have no camber, which you don’t need, in soft snow-type conditions. Next you have a rocker tip, flat camber profile through the middle with a rocker tail. This provides for a very surfy, playful feel in powder. Also, it works very well in park-type conditions as you tend not to catch your edges. I hope this video helps you in guiding you towards the right type of rocker for the type of conditions you ski the most. For more information, please check out the buying guide below and thanks for checking us out on skis.com.

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