Originally Posted by tdk6
BPA and Lars, I have no problem with the best freeskiers in the world floating on top no matter how deep (I thaught I made that clear in my previous postings). Those guys dont even try to ski properly even if they could. Its an attitude thing and if you want to do crazy things and go down the hill in breathtaking speed different technique is called for. However, I can bet my head that none of you 2 guys can ski like silvrfox. Not to say you cannot ski terrain like that and maybe faster or whatever but fact remains that there is a difference between doing it technically right and just being able to fake the whole thing and get away with. More than anything else its a movement thing. Wide skis give you better float and are much easier to ski on in deep snow and that kind of skiing resembles technique wise more groomed skiing than traditional powder. You dont need to unweight to turn or keep your skis close together to stay in balance.
BPA, it really doesent matter but the video you porvided as proof for you being able to ski powder submerged proves absolutely nothing.
umm wow where do I start. When are you and the rest of epic going to relize there isnt a 'proper technique" to everything. sinking in and out of powder isnt always the best technique, when you start to pigeon hole yourself to one style of skiing that is when progression stops. Its seems like you have done this...welcome to the Volklskier, Max 501, and Atomicman club. Your proper technique would never keep up with my "inproper" technique, not to metnion you will have used more energy at the end of day.
the best freeskiers in the world do what works, what is efficient and what can produce the most lateral force when they turn. Kinda of like a racers. another thing the best freeskiers do is adapt technique to what equipment/ terrain they are on, not just do the same old **** on the same old **** and hope it works...like much of this board expects.
On the silverfox thing they is no such thing as better, I dont want to call out someone i never even seen or know but just saying, if anyone plans to follow me and carves all day, not only will they be slower, there will be places they flat out wont be able to ski. so if I can "fake" going down a billygoat line, and you cant go down it all becasue your arent willing to do anything but proper technique, then who is the better skier now?
You 100 percent correct on what wideskis do, go back this threadhttp://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=58395
wider skis make thing easier, why would anyone want to use a ski that made things harder on themselves is beyond me. Most people here ski to have fun(that would be me).
so to summarize
1. no such thing as proper technique it either works or doesnt works
2. Freeskiers rip and have a better clue than you
3. dont ski the samw way all the time
4. wide skis rock