Originally Posted by SpikeDog
WHAT! You can get banned from Epicski? Sounds painful.
Yep, if you, say, think pressuring the boot cuffs is a good thing, you will either ultimately leave voluntarily, shaking your head in dismay, or ultimately get banned if you stick to your guns. As long as people coming here understand to be very wary of any advice, chalk it up to the way of the web, though due to the odd dynamics of skiing in particular maybe make the "misinformation quotient" more pronounced on here than on forums devoted to other subjects.
BTW, up above I didn't mean to imply that VA had spread misinformation. Vlad had spread lots of good info. The advice of some posters who had big problems with him I'd be less a fan of. If I come on here asking about, say, Lib Tech's wavy sidecut, Vlad was plugged in and could give real advice grounded not just in his own thoughts but from feedback from others with solid backgrounds. But Vlad can't give that input on here now. If you don't mind buying only the forum "ski of the year" as brand affiliations of active posters change, you'll still have fun and it's not a problem. If you want good feedback, it's a problem.