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post #181 of 185
I found the article rather boring. He's saying that there is no substitute for technique. Well, duh... I've seen people making dynamic carved turns on a 118 ( former racers can do it very well), and I've seen people skidding skinny skis left and right. This thread has run its course weeks ago, it's time to move on... I don't understand this ridiculous obsession with width anyway, there is so much more to a ski than width.
post #182 of 185
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Originally Posted by JayT View Post
 

I love the idea that "wider" skis, over 100mm, are really only good for powder.  Anyone who says that is clearly behind the times.  Tell that to this guy who happens to be on the 108mm Blizzard Cochise.  He must be using those skis to compensate for his lack of technique.

 

http://www.epictv.com/media/podcast/not-powder-skiing-its-sht-fck-skiing-%7C-likebomb-skiing-ep-1/269617

 

(the skiing doesn't start for about a minute and a half, but trust me, it's worth the wait).

 

And for the record, I do have some narrower skis in my quiver.

Insane. I guess I should stop feeling sorry for myself for the rocks I've been hitting (but it would help if Blizzard gave me free skis--my new Bones are still untouched).

post #183 of 185

Well yes, skis over 100 mm are excellent for sideslipping over rocks with slight cover, (provided someone else is paying for the base damage).

post #184 of 185
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Originally Posted by zentune View Post
 

   Wow. I couldn't agree with that article more. Just last weekend at my mountain the snow was firm and it hadn't snowed in some time, and yet the "phattie flotilla" was out in force--apparently buying the hype that "hey, these don't do too bad on the groom".... It was fun watching most cling to parked and rided 40+ meter arcs though, tips n tails a flappin. :D

 

   zenny

I have better ways to have fun than watching other people ski and criticizing their gear, technique, and motives but whatever floats your boat.

post #185 of 185
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Originally Posted by oldgoat View Post
 

I have better ways to have fun than watching other people ski and criticizing their gear, technique, and motives but whatever floats your boat.

 

  Yeah...sounds kinda harsh in retrospect. Not an excuse but I'm nursin' a wicked case of the H1N1 and it's had me in a dour mood for 4 or 5 days. I just feel people are being slightly misled regarding new skis, but to each their own.

 

   zenny

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