Originally Posted by litterbug
Originally Posted by cantunamunch
Originally Posted by paulatorti
. What do you mean when you say they ski very short!?
'Short for its length' is kinda like "young for his or her age".
Ahem. Skis that 'ski short' are generally those with rocker/early rise/reverse camber
, though (in my limited understanding) the shape of the tip and tail might affect how they feel in turns.
I'm not really comfortable pinning a description of overall feel on the presence or absence of a specific design feature.
There are quite a few more variables than rocker/camber; skis 'skied short' and 'skied long' even when the market didn't really have any rocker or reverse camber offerings so purchasers couldn't really form expectations based on those technologies. If we can find conventionally cambered skis that ski shorter for their length than significantly rockered ones then pinning feel to technology even becomes misleading.
(*puts on story telling hat* There was this one time I skied vintage-2005 Salomon XScreams back to back with first-year Blizzard Bonafides. Yep, the Sollys definitely skied 'shorter' than the Bones, except the Bones they had this mad tip flap, so they did...so I was trying not to outrun my then-gf and went into these trees looking for soft stuff to engage the tips and kinda waste time so she could catch up...)
Edited by cantunamunch - 11/24/14 at 10:55pm