Originally Posted by torfinn
So you think a 170 carving ski is the best in any condition on the east coast? I haven't been there skiing - is it only hardpack groomers and ice? Surely they must get some snow outside the slopes there as well?
Sorry your analogy is pretty bad imho.
Having lived and skied there, I think the analogy is perfect and I stand with it.
I think a carving ski or a solid mid width is by far the best tool for the average condition in the average Eastern resort on the average day. In the 4 seasons that I lived in and skied at Stowe Vt. there were a few times when a wide(ish) ski would have some usefulness. The rest of the time, there were other tools that were far better.
Saying that one could
find a use for a fat ski in the east is true, one could
. Exactly as one could
drive a nail with a screwdriver. It's just not the best tool for the job.