PowHog, you are right that the point is valid, but the tail washout occurs in the opposite direction. If you load the tip heavily you will cause the tip of the outside ski to slow down, while the tail lifts off the snow and actually tracks out of the carve into a "wedge" type turn. The tails will actually become more separated and not touch at all. But, it does cause tail washoutfrom over loading the tip - a lot of advanced skiers will start a hockey stop by over loading the tip and then letting the skis go sideways. The issue being presented is banging tails, not tail washout - which can occur in both instances. This issue can be present on any skis, regardless of the mounting point. The problem that a 1080 will bring about, is that the longer tail inspires confidence in riding the tail, and frankly makes them easier to ski on. Any skier, if not concious of the movements that they are making will tend toward the backseat and in effect become "lazy" because the skis will ski just fine by riding them in the backseat; although the skier will be minus the control and turn initiating ability that they would have if they were skiing a centered to foreward position on the ski.