Philth said : "Why would you want those things on your feet anyway? Anything you can do on skiboards can be done better on skis.
Why do you have so much dislike towards short skis or skiboards? Why not just accept that they are fun and they add to the overall mountain experience? Don't get upset by wild claims of speeds and stability on skiboards. Anyone worth his/her salt will not compare 99cm skiboards with pair of 201cm skis. Maybe both can achieve 60 mph (although I have a difficult time imagining skiboards at 60mph), but there is a difference. With 201cm skis you have a solid chance to remain stable and control the run. With skiboards you might as well be on a pair of lunch trays at 60mph. Nobody in his right mind will accept that they are stable and in control at such speeds.
Back to SnowCloud. If you can live with a 30-35 mph speed limit, short skis can be a blast. By speed limit I mean speeds at which the skis remain relatively
stable and you are still in reasonable
control. I have a pair of skiboards (99cm) and a pair of short skis (152cm) and my only problem is getting the time to enjoy both. My 184cm skis are collecting dust. Perhaps if I skied in the West I would use my longer skis more often, but now that I know what short skis can offer, I could never give them up completely.
Anyway, I don't want to insult anyone based on the equipment they ride. I may question some of the claims, but all snow toys are OK in my book.