Forums Splitboards Full rocker on the ski track
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    solidbored
    54 Posts

    Hi, I’m planning a haute route trip and while reviewing gear with my buddies, the question of rocker came up. Obviously this will be great in powder, but what about in crud and icy condition. Or more importantly, how does full rocker affect skinning? Doesn’t it make it more difficult, than traditional camber?

    #811648
    summersgone
    813 Posts

    Yes, it is more difficult to skin in full rockered boards than a cambered one, but not unmanageable whatsoever. In some cases it allows you to sidehill easier for edge grip, but skin grip on steep tracks can be worse on firm skin tracks. You just need to make sure you are keeping weight back and the right form more.

    I have 3 boards with different profiles. Skinning, the full rockered Furberg is the most work, the rocker camber of NS a bit easier, then the best is the cambered Prior. But i can get up any skin track with any of them, its just a little less work on the Prior than others and I slip much less than the other boards when it gets really steep.

    If you add in some ski crampons (should be in everyones pack), it doesn’t matter on those really firm spring days. In a lot of cases, reverse camber can actually be better with crampons.

    #811673
    permnation
    303 Posts

    full rockered Furberg is the most work

    I didn’t hang on to one of those, but I remember and repeat the below statement every time I split…one of the commandments.

    You just need to make sure you are keeping weight back and the right form more.

    #811674
    solidbored
    54 Posts

    thanks for the tips. I do have Ibex crampons. Sometimes they cause a lot of friction though. I wish they had a fixed position like Voiles. I already wrote to Spark about this and am probably not the only one.

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