Originally Posted by Tyrone Shoelaces
I can't speak for anyone else, and I'm not even sure I would be one of those that you might be referring to, but since my 'quiver' pic is up in the quiver thread, and there are no mogul skis in there, I'll take your bait.
I don't need them....and it would be a waste of money to go out and buy a ski I would never use.
I used to be a competitive mogul skier when I lived back east (just ask Holiday, he picked out glimpses of my ex-mogul technique after just taking 2 or 3 runs with me
), and frankly, I can ski zipper lines just fine on my fat skis. Sure they're not the optimal tool, but I'd rather spend money on maximizing my fun in powder or the backcountry.
Yep, Tyrone has the moves you all crave (OK, me included). he skis bumps like you imagine, and has the quickness, accuracy and technique to ride that zipper...
on the 100mm waisted skis agent 5 considers pow skis. my everyday ski, skinniest ski, is 94mm, by the way.
also, tyrone, you lie. you would love a 1200 non stop zipper line, especially if there were a couple of nice cliff drops in there w/ clean trannies... your just fooling yourself to keep from going back to the dark side
to continue, this below was my thoughts on skis in the dead thread...
So, I guess I put this other comment in the dead thread, maybe it's more appropriate here....
I think for most, the shorter slightly wider skis are better in the bumps.
too much shape, not good, too stiff, not good, but shorter wider and with a little shape, good.
in the "old days" we skied them on stiff GS and slalom skis, which weren't mogul skis. not too playful.
mogul skiers ski short soft straighter skis today, and they work well, much better then the old gs or sl skis, or the newer skis if you have good skills for for the sideslip, edgeset turn that they use. the narrower skis are also quicker edge to edge, for their quick footed direction changes, but most of us also benefit from a little more width. in a slip, your outside edge is less likely to catch then on a narrower ski, so people slip more securely. that increases confidence in the drift, which is often lacking in people learning to ski bumps.
I think most people are skiing too stiff at ski, often too long and too narrow... soft moderate shaped midfats are great fun, a little slower edge to edge, but forgiving while being pretty accurate.
i appreciate the wc mougle style. I watch the squaw team, which i think is still top shelf. for me and many, the required impacts (even taken w/ the knees, not back) are less then ideal, though.