We wanted to create the ultimate “resort” powder board. We specify “resort” because no matter how good and deep the powder is, at a resort you're invariably going to spend a good amount of your time on groomer runs, cat tracks, skied out bump runs, and varied terrain.
With the above in mind, we wanted to create the most mind blowingly awesome powder board. First and foremost, a next level board for those mornings after the big dump. But we wanted a board that would also handle varied terrain.
This ambitious design tackles exactly that. It has a camber and outline in the “carving” section of the board that is reminiscent of the Pitch Wing, but with a shorter “slashier tail” like the Scrambler (those boards are more focused on carving groomers, in skied-out chunk, and still excelling in ankle to knee deep powder).
While we wanted the Pocket Rocket to have a feel that was reminiscent of these designs, we mainly wanted that surfing feel of the Snow Wave (that's really NOT suited for varied and mixed conditions).
This surfboard like shape with its drawn out convex outline through the whole nose, seems to almost levitate you weightlessly over even the deepest and lightest powder, turning much like a surfboard would on a wave.
Don’t be put off by the seemingly long length. Almost a third of the boards nose is off the snow when carving groomers, so you have a fun, short radius and responsive outline. In tight powder tree runs, this same feature lets you slash the tail effortlessly, while the nose runs high and dry. Likewise, because the Pocket Rocket's surf like nose is the “active” part of the board when driving through big powder fields, it’ll carry speed and feel so light and responsive your mind will be blown.
Now you truly can have a "dedicated surf-like" powder board, and still be able to play on the groomers as you get to those secret stashes, and the run-outs on the way back to the lift.