Originally Posted by Bogatyr
To all who don't detune : how do you prevent your tails from being hooky in bumps then?(and tips)
Never detune your tails. Your tail helps grip through the end of the turn. (Don't detune the tip either.)
If you turn on the top of the bump, the tail can't hook, nor can the tip.
If you turn around the side of the bump or the backside, the tail has nothing to hook against. You want the tip to engage in this case.
If you turn by crashing into each bump frontside, I guess your tail could "hook", but detuning the ski won't stop it; to address, you'd have to flatten the bump. (Crashing into bump faces is a terrible bump line)
Whenever I feel the tail "hook", it's because I've screwed something up tactically, or I lacked the technical skills to ski those bumps in those conditions. It's not the ski's fault, and detuning wouldn't improve the situation.