Originally Posted by newfydog
You left out the "i don't know anything about mid-fats, don't own them, don't use them so I know they are no good guy." OOPs, that might be you.
Actually, I still own a pair of "mid-fats" from the late 90's. But you're right - I don't use them anymore.
|I have a patrol friend who explained to me how those fatties were just for people who can afford to heli-ski but can't ski. I thought about bringing him to the party, and you are right , I was remiss in leaving that view out.
No big loss. He qualifies as "industry professional who is therefor infallible" guy. His opinion is valid, tho - Jeremy Nobis is a complete gaper.
|Good summary. I personally think your testicle post was the post of the thread!
Thanks - I put a lot of effort into that one!
Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA
I want a charger ski for next year.
shoulda I get 190 Katanas or 190 Sumos?
I own 179 PEs and 183 Gotamas.
My response: Having no experience besides hand-flexing the Sumos and looking at the Katanas in a lift-line, I'd say go with the Katanas. The Sumos are as soft as a Sanouk. Great powder ski, but not really a charging ski.
And here are a bunch of other responses:
-stick with your Gotama's - they're more than enough ski.
-Hey there bushwhacker man dont get either of those poser sticks there for sheople bro posers ok.
-I'd recommend a Volkl AC4. The Katana and Sumo are very good skis, but are a chore in bumps and ice.
-I back up the previous poster. He's an industry insider and knows what he's talking about.
-Those skis are yesterday's news. Get some Capital G-Funkenstiens.
-New skis are for sucks. The last pair of skis I bought were Volkl Super G's in 1992. You kids and your crutch skis these days...
-I "charged" once - I must have been going over 15 mph down an early Ballroom line. Skinny rentals worked great!
-I'd get both. The Katana for fast charging and the Sumo for medium charging. You can never have enough skis! I own 67 pairs and switch them out every run!
-What edge bevel are you going to run on the Katana?
-Do you use pole straps?
-I'm lost - can anybody direct me to NAMBLA's web site?