Originally Posted by peobus
Back to carvers in the bumps. It seems that the nature of a carver makes it unsuitable for zipper-line mogul skiing. Am I wrong to think that if I want an "all-mountain" ski that'll survive some mogul skiing, I should look for one that is softer in the shovel and and tail?
Carver skis are designed to be engaged through all three phases of the turn, making long, clean arcs on groomed slopes. A bump ski essentially only makes the last phase of the turn, over and over...
Go with a skinny, soft, light, straight, directional ski for bumps.