|Originally posted by oboe:
I've skied powder up to my a$$ in the company of people who wore blue jeans and used old fashioned pencil skis - and they skied circles around me.
Nevertheless, why fart around? Rent the fat boys.
I was at Island Lake Lodge in February '96 with 2 hardcore skiers from Ontario. They both had 215 cm stiff pencil skis with them. The guides wanted to put them on the soft 'fat boys' that everyone else was using. They wanted to use their own skis, and with gentle smirks on their faces, agreed to switch to the fatboys if they 'held anyone up'
Needless to say, those two guys poached the tightest, steepest lines, and were first to the bottom on every single run of the day ... usually by a huge margin. While one of them was clearly fatigued by the end of the day, the other guy never broke a sweat and could have done another 30,000 feet that day.
They wore huge grins the whole day - getting the most faceshots by a wide margin [img]smile.gif[/img]