Originally Posted by LiquidFeet
OK, let's say skier is on a ski that "requires input" but skier doesn't put any input in.
Anyone want to take a stab at explaining what happens then with short turns, long turns, slow speeds, fast speeds, soft snow, ice??
Using my example, probably nothing horrible. Many folks that ski aren't giving the ski the input the ski was designed for. I can stem a turn on a race ski or even just skid. Hooking an edge usually has more to do with the tune than the skis geometry.
More than likely, you would look like someone on a high performance ski that is skidding turns. Sort of like the old guys (as in even older than me) driving sports cars I see on the way to work. They're still only going 35mph but they sure do look cool
We can argue semantics but we didn't pick the wording for the description. Were just explaining what it means (i.e."cant" sometimes means cuff alignment).
If they are actually carving but not driving the ski, they'll probably feel it doesn't want to let go and takes too long to turn.
As Aman said, all skis require input. It's the type of input that changes with that description.
How many times has someone told you how great their skis carve and they are so happy with them and their decision to buy them, when in fact you know they have never carved a turn...ever.
If they are only using the back half of the ski and skidding turns, they won't notice a thing. They will be happy and come ski again and that is the important part. We need skiers like that because it makes me look good