To go along with Dawg's thread about how good "All Mountain" ski's are my question is what took them so long? I lived in Aspen from '91-'94 right after I graduated from college. I remember skiing everything on a pair of 205 Authier's and a then getting a pair of 195 Volkl P20's(which I still own for nostaglia reasons). My questions is why did it take so long for the ski industry to figure out that shaped ski's was the way to go? And not just shaped skis but the whole new way to design the geometry? It seems like the industry was so slow to get it right. Not saying I didn't have a blast on my 195's and 205's but I sure wish they had the technology they have now when I lived there 20 years ago. Just curious.