As a diligent reader of these forums, I have found people's view points and definition of "all mountain" skis both interesting and diverse. Some maintain the view or opinion that an all mountain ski is one that is OK at everything but not great at anything...changing I think. Others look at them as the "one ski quiver" i.e. for those that only want to or can own one ski for everything. On the other I hand, my interest in all mountain skis is because at the areas I ski at...and the type of skiing I like to do...I am likely to encounter a wide variety of conditions in a single day. Ice on the open runs, bumps where allowed to grow...softer snow in the trees...shorter turns in the trees...longer turns on the open runs, etc. etc. I really have no interest in switching skis several times a day for these varying conditions. Is that not why everyone is really so interested in all mountain skis?...and are we getting there?
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12/20/07 at 9:15am