Looking for someone with World Cup experience to settle a friendly argument and shed some light on a few questions:
- How many pairs of speed skis, Downhill or SuperG, does a typical World Cup racer travel with?
- Do they have just one pair they think are fast and use all the time in all conditions, or do they have multiple pairs with different base structure grinds and pick the pair for each race with the base structure that best matches conditions?
There are lots of stories out there from Bill Johnson's "Red Sleds" and racers using a pair of speed skis until they delaminate - so what is reality on the World Cup today? One single pair rode all season or multiple seasons, or a quiver of skis used during the season?