Todd believe me, we do carve,
That’s the way we get speed, carving against the pull of the kite, witch at the best are stronger then any G-force you can get from ordinary down hill carving, the hip in the snow and the or the boots if the skis are to narrow in the middle slows you down, that's the limit,
The point in straight skis are that one specific direction (more or less across the wind depending on the pull of the kite witch depends on the size of the kite compared to the wind force) are best for top speed or highest jump,
And to go in that direction to get the speed up you must be able to carve a straight line, and shaped skis don't carve straight!
The real fun isn't on the snow but in the air, It's blowing and i have 2 hours left to dawn so I'm going out to practice on my 720's, got to get that mute grab tweeeeeked ;o)