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I have ridden a TREK OCLV for 4 years. I have a Gunnar Crosshair with a Carbon Winwood fork. I have chosen Carbon to reduce the chances of aggrevating a chronic back problem. I like steel bikes. I love custom steel bikes with external flanges. But, this is off the topic of Carbon's use in skis.

I prefer lighter skis for my everyday ski and do not feel as agile over an entire day on the mountain with skis that plow through the junk. For example, on a powder day I would rather have a pair of Pocket Rockets than Scream Xtra Hots. For me, I have more confidence on the PR in a bowl and in the trees. Of course, this is how my technique and body type interact with the skis and the snow and not a review of any of the skis I mention.

Now, I do own Volant Chubbs and Spatulas. So, I do choose to go fast on occasion but prefer a little more flexibility from my all day all-mountain ski. My everyday East Coast ski is the Crossmax 10. I like to turn and carve a lot.

It is true, Carbon may not hold up as well as other ski materials. On the otherhand, the first generation Pocket Rockets where known to fall apart as well. And of course, people like to say that Salomon's Foam Core is a negative. So, it will be interesting to see how Carbon is used in skis.

I hope we have put this topic to rest and let Goode and other ski builders use their skills and imagination to create new skis that help us enjoy the snow!