Forgiveness as a ski trait
Originally Posted by Trotski
I try, but I just don't seem to grasp this concept with regard to skis. I see incredibly varied descriptions of what "forgiveness" means, and it only confuses me more. It often seems to get mixed up with other terms.
Can someone enlighten me?
I'm not the best person to provide "enlightenment" but perhaps the question could be expanded for beginners to include:
1) What are the best traits to look for in skis that a beginner level (or intermediate level for that matter) skier would purchase?
2) What do skis that are labelled "game improvement" tools provide?
3) How does one select the best length ski to purchase?
4) How does one decide between skis identified as "all mountain" vs. those best for groomers? At the beginner level, it doesn't seem likely that you're going to be spending a lot of time away from groomed runs. But if you can only afford a one ski quiver, is it best to go for an "all mountain" ski? What points should one consider?
Can anyone provide recommendations/answers?