Originally Posted by tdk6
Im implying that there is less challange in skiing with short skiis because they do everything so much easier...
I don't know about your skills or anyone else's, but for me short skis are opening up whole new avenues. I'm an okay skier, but these little Dynastar Omeglass 165's are teaching me more about precise turns than I've ever learned in my life.
They're easy to turn, yes, but they give enormous feedback. I can relax on them and skid them and skarve them and they work fine. But that's not what they *want* to do. What they want to do is carve. So, when I really work the edges, get them over way early in the turn and start the turn up at the shovels, these things will hook up and go like nothing I've ever skied before.
The result is that I like the feeling so much that I'm experimenting with making ever-shorter radius turns at ever-higher speeds.
So, while it obviously is easier to do certain things with those skis, *some* of what I'm doing with them is stuff that I've never done on skis. For me, that's a pretty significant challenge.
And I'm loving it.