Originally Posted by world-traveller123
ok from all you experts out there. Tell me about your thoughts on people who use old school straight skis. I use them still for local hills.
Do any straight skis have any advantage over the new type of things? like would u go faster on straight skis if u are just dogging the hill and going straight down?
"Chuck Mumford (American Ski Actor) has always had a panache for collecting classic skis.
In recent years he has crafted the popular ski training technique of Gear Progression, where one starts with older gear at the beginning of the season and progresses (in stages) through the historic advancements in ski technology.
Last season Chuck never made it past straight skis and possibly never will.....
The skis featured in this video are Olin Mark VI's made in the USA.
Enjoying many of the benefits of the straight ski, namely the edge-to-edge agility and ability to gain speed quickly, Chuck worked with Custom ski manufacturers Folsom Custom Skis, to design a classic 201 straight ski with some modern touches (early rise, rad graphics, etc). The 201 Turn Tech's are special order only" ^