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post #31 of 33
I did respond!

"These are my fat skis!"

I did go from 65 to 68 for that day!

Heh.

Good memories.. Thanks Chris!
post #32 of 33
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

I think "crud" is too generic a term to generalize as to whether one width will work better than another. Sometimes you want float, say in heavy slush and cut up powder. Sometimes deflection resistance, not float, is needed, like in refrozen chop. Plus, are you looking for stiffer or more absorbing/conforming? Do you want to PUSH through the stuff or slither through? It all comes into play.

Ultimately, the day's complement of snow depth and density will dictate an ideal waist width given a skiers preferences and expectations. One of the most uniquely rewarding aspects to skiing is the variety of day-to-day snow surfaces we are provided. I love the way my ski feels in so many different surface depths and densities as well as have developed certain preferences. That said, I always enjoy the search for the "Midas Touch" required for that day's snow.

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Originally Posted by cgeib View Post

I don't know about the majority, but I was either on 65mm x 165cm or 74mm x 170cm for the shots in that video.

I think last season I skied one day on 98mm x 169cm. Otherwise, I was using 75mm x 175cm or 78mm x 178cm when not on an SL ski.

cgeib, I think you have validated my experience. When I am skiing on my 85mm or 75mm skis in crud, i feel as though i can slice and blast through the snow. If i ski on my wide skis, I feel like i need to smear. I prefer the former.
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