Originally Posted by Skiinclouds
I guess the question begs asking how fat is too fat it's like the housing bubble skis just keep getting bigger and bigger when will it be too much? I mean who is really skiing on Pontoons, or the Fatyupus (SP?) out there?
Are you serious? The Spatulas are universally regarded as one of the best pure powder skis ever produced. They still fetch $500 when new in the wrapper. You've never seen one? That's because there were around 1000-3000 pairs produced (depending on who you talk to), and they only come out of the garage on epic days. The Fat-ypus has even fewer pairs in circulation- but trust me, they're selling.
Most ski manufacturers have toned down the sidecut since shaped skis really became popular. You only need a 12m turning radius on a groomer ski, because in soft snow, the edges aren't doing the turning- the force of the snow against the tip is. Hence, you don't need much sidecut- only enough to make the ski manangeable on the way back to the chairlift.