Originally Posted by phatpow1
The first day i was on my new set up at Copper Mt., I toyed with it. On, off, high speed, slow speed, bumps. I felt an immediate difference.
Maybe you're on a soft flexing or low end ski, you'd probably notice a big difference there.
I just described the experience I had, other skis could be affected differently. There's other factors involved like the stiffness underfoot, length of the ski. Maybe I didn't notice much difference cuz it skied great both ways, I really didn't have much of a preference.
I talked to Volkl before I bought my skis to get their take and they said the difference was not a lot, about 5%, but I should be able to notice it, mainly carving on hardpack. They said I might prefer it without the piston off piste. I guess 5% would be noticeable to some and not much different to others. Conditions where the ski flexes a lot like bumps, or rougher snow at speed you'd probably feel it more.