Originally Posted by Jer
Since when did he start skiing gaperskis (er) "shaped" skis??
Except for the fat ski thing I agree with him 100%. Long skis with little sidecut rock.
Oh my god, lets not get into an argument over what is, and what is not, a carving/shaped ski. The last time I heard of him he was skiing K2 race stock (I know, this is an oxymoron) super G skis with Merlin VI graphics. Which I believe have a sidecut radius of well over 40m. Now he is pushing (although I haven't seen him skiing) the Magfire Magma which I am pretty sure has a bit more sidecut than his K2s, and probably not available in over 200cm.
He might not be on the shortest skis available, he might not be on the skis with the most extreme sidecut, but he is now pushing skis which are a long way away from the planks he has hauling around in the bad old days. Nobody could ever call him progressive, at a time when ski equipment is evolving faster than any time in history.
Nobody is doubting his skiing skills, but in his attitude towards ski design, he is a dinosaur.