Where do I start?... Go watch Schmitt and Plake in the Blizzard of Ahhs, both excellent skiers for the time. No one skis steeps like that anymore. So, that's your BS number one. Go watch any powder skiing movie ca. 1980s- massive up-unwrighting in powder to get the skis up in the air and turn. No one skis like that anymore(unless you are on GS skis). That's BS number two. Do I need to continue? Shane McConkey introduced wide skis as an all-mountain tool, I guess the guy was a mediocre skier (that's probably why he invented Spatula and Pontoon- to hide his gearing technique shortcomings). Right.
There is also a massive difference between skiing in the East coast where you can get away with a carver as daily driver and west coast where a wider ski is a necessity, unless you want to be stuck on the groomers with tourists from New York. And by the way, people ski wider skis on the east coast in the trees all the time. Finally, I still say that we need a video to see how much of a ripping skier you are. With all due respect, I won't put much trust in your wife's opinion.
@spindrift- yes, you are right it was Defago, not Cuche. Both guys can ski I think.
This post is long-winded and seems way off-topic to me. What happened was that some members, who give no indication of having competence in moguls or GS, had a meltdown after hearing the words "GS" and "mogul" in the same paragraph. A GS sidecut is what makes a good mogul ski. Wide tips and tails are annoying. Its obvious.
By the way, what in the name of god is "up-unwrighting"? And this east-coast versus west coast stuff come from forum-reading, not experience, right?
Edited by parabolic - 1/3/16 at 1:29am