May I ask, why is it so important for you to make that clear? You obviously feel compelled here. I'm baffled.
One word that continually comes up in your last post is "I."
Sure, you're probably sitting there thinking "these people are telling me that they can ski on these skis but I can't?" You could also argue: How do you know if those warning you to be cautious on these can even ski better than you do, so why trust their advice... or better yet, why even ask for it in the first place? I don't think that anyone is trying to put anyone else down because of skill level, and I am also certain that the advice you and Cassina received to get proper coaching/instruction was sincere. If you lived close-by I would be more than happy to ski with you (or anyone for that matter) and teach you how to ski on them properly.
Personally, being a somewhat well-trained skier, I get suspicious when someone claims to have "figured (nutted something [like skiing stock GS skis properly] out for themselves." This is not to say that it can't be done, but "merely doing it" and "doing it properly" are two completely different things that should not be confused with one another. So when someone says they can ski on race stock GS skis just fine without any training I tend to focus on how they are skiing on them - not just that they are surviving the experience.
Originally Posted by Alaska Mike
Just trying to make it clear that professional-grade skis are not like professional-grade golf clubs- not everyone can swing them.