Good for some-'un, bad for other-'un
Originally Posted by Altaman
...I've actually gone back to safety straps on power days(8"+). If I come out(rarely) I would rather have the ski close by me instead of hiking back up hill(sometimes in crouch deep powder) to get the ski....,
where were you
when I was gettin' bombed for saying the pow straps were still da kine
in very deep snow? (if you don't release but once in a blue moon)
Only trouble is you can get dropped by the bros if you are stuck dickin' around with them after the gondola!! I'm going to try to keep them on my boot and biner the binding. We'll see.
Absolute worst stuff:Olin Mk IV
, gotta add a vote for those bump turkeys, and all short skis with new ideas about flex configurationAtomic R-EX
- there is so little (corn snow, but what doesn't work on corn?)that a ski with such an uneven flex configuration (straight stiff in the center, some flex at the ends) does well. Roun' here shop guys refer to atomics as air core
, and WTF with the concave base
, ever try to base file em? guys just grind em' flat (no respect for the
Atomic Engineers) so the shop base grinder will work on them. Atomics big mountain offerings are an air filled fad well ditched!
Volkl 5-Star, 6-Star
series: This ski I never owned, but demoed one day. Dam*, twitchy, fussy piece of cr**! I think slalom flex pattern and mega-sidecut, so limited in what it can do. Mostly give a skier major headache. And everyone buys them! Folks!? Very, very bad in crud, bad in bumps, bad going fast, bad in big arcs. The AC series is mo' betta'