Is a car's suspension a fair analogy? Depending on the weight of the person; too soft and you'll pogo; too stiff and the suspension won't absorb the bumps?
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5/5/04 at 7:26am
|Originally posted by shmerham:
Stiff skis don't pogo; soft ones do. Stiff ones glide over bumps and inconsistencies rather than absorbing them. This is more efficient, but also offers less control.
|Think about skateboards. When they switched from steel to urethane wheels, they were able to roll over small pebbles, and had much greater control. If they went too soft though, they'd be slow.|