They were questions, Josh.
Not reflections of a sore hindquarter.
The e-skiers on TGR are just that. I am not saying TGR lacks highly skilled skiers. I am saying the bulk of posters at TGR are pretenders, despite the presence of a few skilled people. That's the nature of all internet discussion... a few knowledgeable experienced people and a throng of hangers-on who seek greatness by affiliation, or seek the wisdom of the sages... or perhaps, both.
I've skied Stowe. Don't assume I haven't. I ski tight trees at speed. Don't assume I can't. Funny thing is, I do it all without funshapes.
Put your penis back in your pants. I don't need to see it.
Do you remember when you were a weekend warrior gaper, and someone told you to move west to live as a skier, not as a poseur? Yeah, you can thank me now, you project-a-problem "expert."
(that last statement is not a put-down, but a reminder to not assume so much about the person you're talking to)
I don't understand why my questions were heard/read as a challenge to your "expert" status. I'm asking you to define very generalized terms in a way that makes sense and proves your several points about skis not making things easier for the average weekend warrior.
I'm asking you to discern the difference between
easier = funner
easier = now an expert
If someone rides an 8" travel DH bike on a moderately rocky trail and is able to go 15 mph where previously on a fully-rigid bike that person couldn't ride the trail, is he now an "expert" rider? Or is he just able to ride a trail he couldn't ride before?
Isn't "expert" a label relating to skill, and not a designation of terrain negotiated, or terrain survived?
When you stop feeling defensive and needing to justify your status as an "expert," I'd encourage you to consider that question of what "expert" really means.
sorry I would have probably posted differently if I realized who you were.
expert is a skill set, but today was a day at stowe that un fun shape skis were damn near impossible in the woods for anyone. Snow was super heavy and was chopped a pair of S7s killed it for me, my "the ones" met their match. My point is people should embrace new things before discounting them, if you dont like them you dont like them.