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ROCKER Construction forms


The following overview shows which construction shapes we use on which ski lines and for which purpose
 
 

FULL ROCKER

FREESKI & TOURING ROCKER

Effect: 
Wider skis in particular turn more easily

Cambering:
The ski is bent upward in a continuous arc along the entire length (5-20 mm for SPA and EDA*)

Found in:
V-WERKS KATANA, V-WERKS BMT, Shiro, 100EIGHT, 100EIGHT Pink, Three, Two, One, One Pink, Mantra, Aura, Nunataq, Junior Freeski

TIP&TAIL ROCKER

ALPINE ROCKER:

Effect: 
Makes the ski turn-friendly and allows for a stiffer flex setup. A longer ski can be selected.

Cambering: 
Variable edge length in tip and tail areas, the rocker height is minimal.

Found in:
V-WERKS Code UVO, Code Speedwall S & L UVO, Code UVO, Code UVO E, RTM 86 UVO, RTM 84 UVO, RTM 81, RTM 81 E

 

FREESKI & TOURING ROCKER:

Effect:
Makes the ski turn-friendly and allows for a stiffer flex setup.

Cambering:
Only the shovel and tail zones bend upwards, with traditional cambering in the middle (Freeski approx. 3 mm, Park & Pipe approx. 2 mm for SPA and EDA*)

Found in:
90eight, Kendo, Kenja, Revolt, Kink, Step, Ledge, Pyra

TIP ROCKER

ALPINE ROCKER:

Effect: 
Makes it easier to turn the ski. The cambered area underneath the foot and at the tail provides control and support for novices and intermediates.

Cambering:
Variable edge length in the shovel zone, rocker height is moderate.

Found in:
Racetiger Speedwall GS & SL UVO, Racetiger RC & SC UVO, Racetiger SC UVO E, RTM 78/75/75iS/73, RTM 8.0, RTM 7.4 Essenza, Junior Racetiger, Junior RTM, Chica

 

FREESKI & TOURING ROCKER:

Effect: 
The cambered area underneath the foot and at the tail provides control and support.

Cambering:
Only bends upwards in the shovel area, while the middle and tail of the ski feature a traditional camber shape (approx. 3 mm for SPA*)

Found in:
Yumi, Qanik, Nukka, Amak, Inuk,
VTA88 lite, VTA88, Nanuq

Functionality of a rocker ski

// 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.

// For a rocker shape to function, it requires harmonization of the structure, sidecut and binding position.

// 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.

Edge Grip Rocker

01 Effective edge length (red) in decent slow, moderate turns

02 At approx. 35° oblique position full edge contact

03 Over 50° oblique position maximum edge pressure