75% of it does...
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75% of it does...
The problem is 75% of ski purchases are for what people want to ski, not the conditions they actually end up skiing.
Whether 75% is actually true at Whistler or not, I'm sure it's realistically in that 50% range. Always love see people sliding around on scarped down hard pack when it hasn't snowed in 2 weeks with their pow boards, like what makes you come to the conclusion to ski those given the conditions, I just don't understand. I get it that some people can only afford 1 pair of skis, but if thats the case, choose a better option for a one ski quiver.
I think another point is how much of it is just the fact to be skiing wide skis no matter the condition, people think it gives the illusion they are better skiers then they really are (at least around here). In reality however, I think almost anyone would give more credit to the dude shredding pow on skinny skis then that idiot who can't ski hard pack on his powder skis.
I don't care what the snow is like tomorrow. I'm going to take out wide twin tip skis with skulls on them. Just so that I can be on skis that are inappropriate for the conditions, inappropriate for skiing forward, and inappropriate for my age.
Hopefully my skis will get somebody's knickers in a knot.
Sort of like "If you only have a 10 round clip and there are 11 aliens, you're still going to get probed"
I deleted my post on the suggestion of a friendly member by PM. FYI the offending word for Chinese person in my post is archaic but literal, not created as a perjorative. The reverse case is "mei guo ren" meaning "American" in hanyupinyin, which is current and not perjorative.
The sentence was a reference to a humorous passage in the film, "Chinatown."