Originally Posted by Jer
I don't know how anyone can zipper bumps with any kind of ski with a deep sidecut.
Actually, the only zipperline I laid down last season was with on a demo pair of Volkl Tigershark 12' PowerSwitch (thanks, SierraJim). The sidecut was fine, but the combination of not doing them much anymore and the fact that the ski weighed so damned much left me winded at the bottom.
Like Ty, growing up in the East, I loved bumps. Part of it was probably that I weighed a good 60-80 pounds less than I do now, at the same height -- less impact on the knees. Part of it was being in the East, where if you wanted to challenge yourself and find something reminiscent of snow, rather than ice, you were either in the trees or in the moguls.
Now that I ski in the Sierra, I like soft bumps for the snow, and hard bumps for a change of pace, particularly when it hasn't snowed in a while and feels more like the East. But I certainly don't seek them out. More often, I end up in them by default, because I'm trying to avoid the crowds... and moguls tend to keep crowds at bay.