Just been for a week skiing in Italy. After not skiing for the past 6 years and joining here a few months ago. I encountered talk of a change in skis used, ie fat skis, mid fats 90mm plus waist skis from almost everyone one here.With all this talk i was expecting to see lots of these wider skis being used on the slopes. But i didnt.
I went about inspecting whilst battling my way in lift lines, not once did i see an instructor on anything other than slalom or gs skis mostly Atomic or Volkl (regardless of teaching snow plough or the racing clubs). I asked a few instructors about only using race skis to teach and they looked at me like i had two heads. The instructor i had lessons with said he would only use banana skis(rocker) if it was a big dump and freestyle skis for the park, everything else always his slalom skis.
Am i correct in saying there is a difference in opinions of equiptment used either side of the pond?