The Rocker Constructions
The ski is bent at a constant curvature along its entire length
XTD Tip & Tail Rocker
Unique rocker shape, longer rocker profile compared to traditional tip & tail rocker, very short cambered profile under foot, more solid shovel and softer middle part
Tip & Tail Rocker
Bends up only in the shovel and tail zones, with a camber shape in the middle
Only bends upwards in the shovel area, while the middle and tail of the ski feature a camber shape
A primer on rocker construction and functionality
// When a rocker ski is going straight ahead the middle section concentrate the pressure on the snow making it significantly easier to turn than a cambered ski.
// Cambered skis are bent "into shape" by the weight of the rider, with the curve following the prescribed radius. This curved shape is always present in the rocker ski, so initiating turns is inherently easier.
// As the ski is put on edge its effective edge length extends - the greater the angle, the higher the stability. The length of the edge grows as needed, automatically getting longer in the steeps.
// Because the rocker ski involves a significantly softer transition into an angled position and curves are significantly easier to initiate, both novice and advanced skiers benefit from the turned-up shape.