I seldom pull out the 80+ skis unless the new snow is deeper than my knees. I've never yet found a day when I needed more than 88mm to have a great time in the new snow or crud.
Hey, we always had a great time in new snow or crud on our old straight skinny skis too, right? So what the heck’s even the point of going any wider than 65mm? I gotta tell ya, it’s nice ta hear someone else that doesn’t think much of this short-cutt’n, instant gratifcation technology that’s infiltraytin our sacred sport. Dere otta beya lawh!
You know, I really hate the way those fattys make even 3” of new snow feel so deep and the bottom so soft. And it sucks how they require so little energy to rebound out of turns and make it so darn easy to ski all day without getting tired. That quick planing characteristic bugs me too cuz I like to wallow. When they take the ‘edge’ off in corn, it just makes me miserable cuz I hate that soft buttery feel of letting my skis wash out in the middle of the turn…… sigh! And that smooth entry into a slide? What a low-down sneaky tool for checking speed or turn tempo in restricted areas – cheat, cheat, never beat! Even worse, who the heck needs a more tangible interface with powder where you can actually feel the snow rather than just wash through it? B’Jeeziz, I JUST PLAIN CAN’T STAND ALL THAT STABILTY AT SPEED! WHO NEEDS ALL THAT FUN?? I-T-S R-U-I-N’N M-Y L-I-F-E!!!!
[fun is overrated]
….…I think i’ve run outta prosac again….