Originally Posted by beyond
Emergency alert! Apocalypse imminent! Peters admits to using skis wider than 80 mm on piste!
I'll admit to it with a caveat...
This last week has been very interesting snow. It's ranged from seriously bulletproof refrozen rutted moguls on Rendezvous Bowl to ankle-deep slush in places on the Lower Faces. Through all of that, I've been skiing on and off-piste (including several out of bounds runs) on the following skis:
Head iGS RD 185, waist width 67mm
Head iSL RD 165, waist width 66mm
Rossignol World Cup SL Slant Nose Rocker 166, waist width 68mm
Rossignol World Cup Masters GS 185, waist width 71mm
Head iSuperShape Titan 177, waist width 79mm (just under that magic 80mm number )
The ski I liked the most for all that weird snow was the Rossi SL. It was a riot in all those conditions with the possible exception of the boottop-deep slush.
I've perhaps touched the fat-ski dark side and peeked over the edge a little, but I haven't sold my soul yet.
The widest ski I own right now is the Rossi Experience 98. By the way, if someone told me (God forbid!) that I had to get by every day of the season with a single pair of skis, it would be the E98.