Originally Posted by Billiam
OK, Dough Boy, I weigh almost 180 pounds, can ski all but the most radical terrain, cruise at high speeds, and still, somehow, unbelievably, I love skiing on Pocket Rockets. So shoot me. I used the Pocket Ranger at Snowbird, which I am sure you have skied, on runs under the Gad II chair, Little Cloud Bowl, and under the tram. I don't think there were many "lightweight novices" skiing the same stuff. By the way, my "powder ski" (the one I own) is a Volkl Snow Ranger, yes, a wood-core ski, so I know the difference.
"Radical terrain"? That's great. How many fartbags have you got hanging in your closet?
Lots and lots of people can ski "all but the most radical terrain", even at a place like Snowbird, but it doesn't mean they can do it smooth, fast, and in control. People have gone so far as to have taken snolerblades down all of the terrain you mentioned, but again, being able to get down a run doesn't mean you *skied* down the run in a solid fashion that other people would actually want to watch. Then again, I've never seen you ski, so perhaps you're a far superior skier to a "Dough-boy" such as myself.
By the way, at 79mm, your "powder ski" is now skinny even for a jibbers park ski, and was skinny for a pow board about 6 years ago. So it's really no wonder you found the 90mm waist Pocket Rocket to be a great ride. I wouldn't be surprised if you changed your opinion again once you got on a ski like the Volkl Gotama or K2 Made 'N AK or Fischer Prohete. 100 is the new 90, like I said, and 79mm is just prehistoric.