Can't we just be thankful?
Because they expect a certain look.
There's all sorts of ways that are followed in racing that become the norm until something changes.
Look at shapes. Bode got on a K2 Four and won juniors and caused a mass exodus. It would have happened anyway, but he really sped things up.
Abstract? These are abstract art:
From: ExoticSkis.com: http://www.exoticskis.com/exoticskis/home.aspx
Remember Nordica's Early Solid Colour Skis?
Here's a race pair. Not sure what year, maybe '01?
Get 'em now for $98 in 193 or 198cm.
No, there's nothing new here.
I'm saying it's abstract art that some profess to dislike. I doubt they dislike the Carpani's pictured above. We're not talking price btw...
They have this also:
Then they start getting a little odd. Kind of race/freestyle look.
Here's a little slide show for you on Carpani: