Originally Posted by samurai
for the same reason 99% of skis aren't symmetrical.
Which is also very closely related to why so many people hated pocket rockets. (yes many people loved them, too)
Either you hate always feeling like you're going to go over the handle-bars, or you find them very forgiving in the back seat.
the tail on the chopstick is going to be bigger than any tail that has ever existed. maybe you want that.
It's not that simple. Völkl Sumo has a tail dimensions pretty close to its tips. And still many freeskiers love them (incl. "Professor" on TGR forum - a big guy, freeheeler). The mount is probably more traditional though.
And Pocket Rockets skied pretty good in a neutral stance too - kind of like a rockered ski (cause they're so soft, the ski bents into a decambered shape). I found them very good in the trees, pivoted/slarved like a modern "funshapes". Many good skiers skied them too...yes, they were paid to but the design had its merits: remember it was the BC freestyle ski at first, and some people actually used it for that reason!(no offence, I just hate when everyone loves to hate that ski...