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Poll Results: How wide of a waist is your widest ski?

Poll expired: May 18, 2013  
  • 5% (6)
    80 mm. or less
  • 3% (4)
    81-85 mm.
  • 6% (8)
    86-90 mm.
  • 7% (9)
    91-95 mm.
  • 17% (21)
    96-100 mm.
  • 5% (6)
    101-105 mm.
  • 15% (18)
    106-110 mm.
  • 24% (29)
    111-120 mm.
  • 6% (8)
    121-125 mm.
  • 2% (3)
    126-130 mm.
  • 6% (8)
    >130 mm.
120 Total Votes  
post #61 of 65
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Originally Posted by Jhernon View Post
In my opinion, fat powder skis are a marketing gimmick.  If you need fat skis to ski powder, you need to learn how to "ski" powder. 

 

 

In my opinion, cell phones are a marketing gimmick. If you need a cell phone to help you arrange a meetup with your friends, you need to learn how to "arrange" a meetup. 

 

Yeah, I was able to meet my friends at predetermined places back in the landline years. I don't need a cell phone to set up plans.

 

But I sure as hell enjoy the freedom a cell phone provides in being able to make changes to plans on the fly-- say switch bars since the first is playing terrible music, or move the BBQ spot a kilometer down the river where it's less crowded. 

 

And yeah, I skied powder before fat powder skis; nobody is going to argue that powder skiing didn't exit before fat pow skis. But I sure as hell enjoy the freedom of skiing different terrain, of being able to make more dramatic last-minute changes to trajectory, and being able to make a broader range of movements on fat powder skis. 

post #62 of 65

one thing about fat ski's that I noticed the last week of skiing up at bach was how you work the ski's. seems every one I saw on fat ski's (and there were a lot of them for 8-12" of powder) is the sit back feet locked stance that is so obnoxious looking (and makes them work a lot harder). some of the people I ski with feel that even on their fat stuff they need to sit back in powder, even if it is groomer (with about an inch of new) they are skiing on. whatever, as long as they are having fun I guess. We need to set up a fat ski teaching program to help people actually use their new gear.

post #63 of 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by skejunky View Post

one thing about fat ski's that I noticed the last week of skiing up at bach was how you work the ski's. seems every one I saw on fat ski's (and there were a lot of them for 8-12" of powder) is the sit back feet locked stance that is so obnoxious looking (and makes them work a lot harder). some of the people I ski with feel that even on their fat stuff they need to sit back in powder, even if it is groomer (with about an inch of new) they are skiing on. whatever, as long as they are having fun I guess. We need to set up a fat ski teaching program to help people actually use their new gear.

 

I haven't observed that phenomenon. It must be some weird local thing.

post #64 of 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by skejunky View Post

one thing about fat ski's that I noticed the last week of skiing up at bach was how you work the ski's. seems every one I saw on fat ski's (and there were a lot of them for 8-12" of powder) is the sit back feet locked stance that is so obnoxious looking (and makes them work a lot harder). some of the people I ski with feel that even on their fat stuff they need to sit back in powder, even if it is groomer (with about an inch of new) they are skiing on. whatever, as long as they are having fun I guess. We need to set up a fat ski teaching program to help people actually use their new gear.


Not that there's anything wrong with that wink.gif but you're skiing w/ the wrong crowd @ Flachelor.

post #65 of 65

You sure they weren't snowboarders? biggrin.gif

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