Originally Posted by Richie-Rich
This is a very fair warining, however it is not exclusive to race stock skis. Any ski which you are blasting down the mountain will result in the same scenario.
It was one similar to this that left me with a broken back this past January (it was on race stock skis)
Almost got a broken back myself when I was hit from behind while guiding
a visually impaired skier down an advanced beginner run. Next season I will
wear a Dainese Protective Vest as well as my Helmet. Hope you make a
good recovery and my theory is that if you crash at speed on racing skis
it is not the fault of the skis.
I heard a story of a guy who brought
racing skis and the edge of one ski cut him badly in a fall so he sold them.
The only area where I have found my GS Race skis unsafe is in soft heavy
snow when I turn and the tip dives and the binding does not release. Luckily with the invention of Fat Skis this is no longer a worry for me.