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post #91 of 96
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C'mon Josh stop with the assumptions about how others ski. Yes more float makes a foot seem like bottomless but my mantras stay inside unless I am cat / heli skiing. But that is a personal choice about wanting to swim at the bottom of the pool. Nor are my slaloms less responsive than the mantras.
post #92 of 96

There's Champagne powder, there's powder, there's dry snow, there's just ordinary snow, there's wet heavy snow, there's set up snow, there is packed snow, there is hard packed snow, there is boiler plate, and there is ice. 

 

I have to say, what is shown in the video is NOT powder.  Just say'n.

 

Point taken though, while I could ski that with my SL skis, I would rather ski it with something wider longer and less stiff. 

 

Maybe if it was deeper and softer and tighter a true modern soft-snow ski would be required, but that snow is set up enough that a pair of AC-3 would eat it up if attached to  the right legs.

post #93 of 96
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Pick on me? Sorry Josh your incessant need to insult folks and always suggesting you are so much better speaks volumes about your low self image. Superiority complexes tend to hide that sort of low self esteem. That's why your attacks and all the "I'm better than you" opinions you post are so easy to dismiss as hubris. It's time to pull the plug here, if you want a platform to self promote, or insult others start one and see how many folks actually participate.

post #94 of 96
A fat rockered ski with an SL sidecut would turn just as well as an SL ski aside from requiring more angulation and longer transition times. Seems like a silly comparison. Most people like a GS-style sidecut on wider skis.

The race kids on my hill also ski powder on their SL skis and surprise surprise they still turn the same.
Edited by clink83 - 3/25/14 at 11:52am
post #95 of 96
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Originally Posted by justanotherskipro View Post
 

Pick on me? Sorry Josh your incessant need to insult folks and always suggesting you are so much better speaks volumes about your low self image. Superiority complexes tend to hide that sort of low self esteem. That's why your attacks and all the "I'm better than you" opinions you post are so easy to dismiss as hubris. It's time to pull the plug here, if you want a platform to self promote, or insult others start one and see how many folks actually participate.

 

 

I am better than you at picking the right skis...

post #96 of 96

Now we have right skis and wrong skis? All skis compromise on something, so what is new here. 

 

While I admit I haven't been out on my slalom skis yet this year, I switch regularly between my rituals (103 under foot) and my Blackeye Ti (82 under foot). Typically I change because of what type of student I have, but sometimes because I think one will handle certain conditions easier, and sometimes I will do the opposite and use the one that is not as well suited to the conditions, just to keep myself on my toes. Most of the upper level students I teach show up with fat gear, and I like to be on something similar.

 

Hell, sometimes if I want to make a quick cut in a board I will grab a handsaw and make quick work of it. I like the feel of a nice sharp saw slicing through the wood. Let's not forget where we came from or marginalize those who choose a different tool.

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