Honestly this thread baffles me.
-Wax and tune your skis right. Gnarly structures suck less on hard snow than hard snow structures suck on soft snow, IMO.
-When what you are skiing turns into ankle deep mush, find something to ski on facing northeast.
If rolling your skis off the edge onto the base slows you down, you are doing something wrong.
West coast spring snow unless you get corn, pretty much sucks, and corn(well as I think of corn) isnt found in bound that much. touring though you can get entire days of it.