yeah, there was a thread over on TGR about Coombs and others who cut the tails and tips off of their skis...
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11/29/06 at 10:54am
Originally Posted by Seth Morrison
Coombs did this to a pair of Vicious he had, so they would fit in the La Grave gondola.
I totally agree...we are all different. As I stated, I ski my Prophet 100's everywhere. I am 28, go to the gym 4 days a week, and I weigh 197 lbs. that is why we all have different ideas on what we consider "stiff"...as always, if you can demo, do it! All of us have different perceptions on what is considered wide as well. Three years ago, I thought my 85 mm park skis were "wide"...now I don't even like to ski them in powder. lol...
If one is only skiing hardpack and groomers then a ski waisted between 90-100 might not be optimal.
As much as I've enjoyed my Mantras, they suck on hardpack and icy groomers. I had them out in Utah last season and loved 'em in grauple, semi-pow, and soft snow. But when i got them on icy, hardpack groomers they were jitterbugs.
I love 'em in spring/summer corn and Tahoe crud, too. But not ice.
I could easily see somebody who skis predominantly hardpack and icy conditions questioning a ski 90mm+.
Same way a person who only skis powder and crud might question a ski less than 90mm.
To each their own.
Additionally, I think most of the folks who have commented on this thread own at least 1 pair of 90+ waisted skis.