What is Ski Rocker? And How to Choose The Right Type
Choosing the right skis can be difficult, and it certainly isn’t a small investment. Every detail from the length of the skis to the various dimensions influence the way it will ride on snow. Rocker is one important aspect to consider. Ski rocker is a camber profile found on many skis, allowing them to initiate turns more easily, and float better in soft snow and powder.
Camber is the traditional profile for skis. Camber is a slight upward curve in the middle of a ski, with the contact points — where an unweighted ski contacts the snow — close to the tips and tails. This makes skis turn better on hard snow, and gives lots of energy in and out of turns.
Rocker (also called reverse-camber) is just as it sounds – camber turned upside down. With rockered skis, your tips will float up in powder and crud. The feel is smooth and just like when you surf, wakeboard or waterski, rocker helps you to stay buoyant and on top of the snow. The shorter effective edge length or rockered skis also makes turn initiation easier, and prevents catching on snow, rails and boxes.
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