Well if thats the intent then maybe they will work...but for carving...nah.
I don't understand what's being described and pictured. Is Cleat tech like Libtech? - the wavy edge from Liberty? (Do they even make that for skis anymore?)
The photo of the "convex" base appears to just be camber, but from the description, I take it the base has been curled like a smiley face across it's width?
Not at all like the magnetraction from libtech. Here's a picture that shows it a little better:
So the base is convex in that the center of the base is lower than the edges. so if you were standing on hardpack, the edges wouldn't even touch the snow. Like an *extreme* example of a base-high ski, essentially. The cleats are basically big dimples that come down to touch the snow if you're on harder snow. They're not there to allow the ski to carve or anything like that, they're just there to allow some semblance of control when trying to stop. Without those, you couldn't even hockey stop if you needed to since the bases are too convex. The cleats are supposedly designed to allow a minor amount of control on packed snow, while minimizing their impact to the way the convex base floats through 3D snow. (this is all paraphrasing stuff that msolson from dps had posted over on TGR).