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Is there a way we can merge this thread with the "Skidding Sucks" thread and get the two groups arguing with each other? I'd love to watch the "new-gear-sucks" guys on that thread get out-old-schooled by the OP here.
The argument on the other thread is that fatter skis with early-rise/rockered tips are leading people to skid their turns, which is the sign of the apocalypse since carving is the one true method of turning in all situations that everyone should aspire to. It's put forth in the style of "new equipment is leading to bad things," as if the "old" shaped racing skis are better because they're not as new.
I just thought it's amusing that this thread has someone who is criticizing that point of view and is promoting old-school techniques some of which the "unskilled" fat ski riders of today are using and being criticized for.
BTW, I grew up on straight skis and had a 10-yr gap during the shape revolution, so I know what you're going through.
Thing is, they ain't gettin' on a race ski. Not even close.
I know when I'm beaten. But dude, you're younger than me. Don't call yourself a fogey.
Yeah, I guess I asked for that. Maybe I just saw not many of them compared to where I usually ski.