I get emails from realskiers.com and thought this was interesting:
"Last week I spent three days immersed in the annual ski show in Denver and, like many of my brethren, almost as much time trying to travel home. (This edition of the realskiers newsletter is a day off schedule due to the health-sapping rigors of these endeavors.)
Must say, a trend that actually makes some sense. I've skied at Elk (PA), Hunter (NY) and Belleayre (NY) so for this year; all areas known for 400+ inches of fresh powder - that's cumulative for 20 years. This year has been horrendous, yet I've seen several skiers on wide, near full rocker skies. I get that for a quiver, but on boilerplate? Seems to indicate these people don't have a quiver and they've chosen a ski that's optimistic even for a travel ski.
Guess this is just another wide-ski bashing thread, but thought some might find the actual ski trends interesting. FWIW, I have a pair of Q98s and love them. Demoed 115s and loved them during a Alta powder day.