Several recent EpicSki topics made my wonder about the subject question.
These topics, for example:
Obviously the skill set of the skier, some luck, aggressiveness, and numerous other factors could impact safety, and one could argue that the new technology will lead to less skilled skiers getting into situations and terrain that is beyond their ability. While I understand that, the question is, all things being equal, is it safer to ski a fatter, rockered ski if it is appropriate for the conditions (probably not the best choice on ice, for example).
I'll be even more specific. The Blizzard ONE has been favorably reviewed here. While no one says it is a carving ski for groomers, it has been said that it will carve on groomers and you do not really give up much on piste performance. So, hypothetically, if VSP has been skiing the Blizzard One 5 years ago (referencing Bad News for Ric Reiter!! Heal Fast!!), would he have been less likely to catch his tip and badly break is lower leg (I do not know the circumstances of the injury, this is hypothetical)? Maybe his carving would not have been as spot on, but I think many skiers would sacrifice a little carving ability for more safety.
I am just curious. I have never skied a rockered ski or anything with a waist over 81mm,