Ever wonder about this? I often see photos and articles about top extreme skiers--you know, the sponsored guys, the McKonkeys, Morrisons, Nobises of this world--in which they're skiing steep, knarly, icy chutes, not powder or crust. Yet they're always on their signature wide boards. Why is this? Is it just because the sponsors pay the way and want their athletes photographed as much as possible with their signature boards? Wouldn't the guys want the best tool for the job at hand? Why not a ski with characteristics favoring turns on hard snow or ice? And why don't the manufacturers make/market offpiste skis with these types of conditions in mind?
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2/12/07 at 4:25am