K2 was marketing some totally world cup level monster boards to the general public then - those VO SL's were a test of man(or woman)hood at the time! Anybody else you saw skiing on them were immediately kindred spirits in your secret cult!
I've got some Alpine Pool K2 GS Electra's with a hand-written flex sticker on them from my college racing days - like the VO they are quite absurdly stiff, and base to base they must have over 2" of camber!
Hey here was a cool ski, the DP Chameleon - anybody remember those? Had the cool hologram on the tip and the hex wrench that you wore on your neck that let you adjust the flex in the tip, middle and tail of the ski! It really worked, but who wants to be skiing the groomed and then say "I think I'll hit the tree's" . . . stop, pull the skis off, soften the flex in all three places on each ski and then strap them back on again. Too much hassle, but they did work and it was a pretty cool gadget! They were also sort of heavy, and tended to explode in an interesting way - base and topskin seperating so that the mechanical parts inside would shoot out because of the tension!). Eventually I'm sure we will have skis that make various adjustments electronically and instantly through keys on the pole grips or something, it was a good idea whos time had not come yet.