This discussion is akin to figuring out the best way to have sex...which tempo is better isn't really relevant, is it?!?
If someone wants to jackhammer their way down a run with seismic changes of direction, so be it. I still love bumps, even though I'm older, have considerably less cartilage, and carry a lot more "ballast," and I'll occasionally rip off some staccato slalom turns on the odd groomer. I like hard and fast...sometimes. That said, there's nothing like huge-radius turns at this stage (of my skiing life). Hooking up that edge and finessing it through the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune (as MastersRacer and Billy S so capably described) on a big, high-speed arc is so voluptuous that I feel dirty thinking about it.
Edited twice to try and remove haze of Cabernet Sauvignon...
Edited by ilikebeer - 3/6/11 at 7:39pm