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Has anyone skied the Volkl Chopstick?

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If so, what did you think of them?

I skied a pair today and I'm kind of undecided about them.
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If so, what did you think of them?

I skied a pair today and I'm kind of undecided about them.

I havent skied them, but to be fair Bob you should try the Kuro. The Chopstick is made to be a jib ski and go in powder backwards as well as forward. This would make this ski not as good as forward as the Kuro.

So Bob you land any 180s of cliffs on them.

so when is Dean finally going to get his "shark' produced by head?
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I've skied them and quite frankly was not impressed. I found them to be rather bland. If Volkl is your choice I'd second the choice of the Kuro, but there are a lot of other skis I'd rather ski
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I havent skied them, but to be fair Bob you should try the Kuro. The Chopstick is made to be a jib ski and go in powder backwards as well as forward. This would make this ski not as good as forward as the Kuro.

So Bob you land any 180s of cliffs on them[IMG]file:///C:/Users/Bob/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image001.gif[/IMG].

so when is Dean finally going to get his "shark' produced by head?
I wanted to try the Kuro but the demos were all out on the hill.

I wanted to try the Rossi S7 but some bozo blew up the longer demo pair a couple of days ago.

So, I figured I'd just try whatever weird shape ski they had available and it turned out to be the Chopstick. I decided it was well named because my reaction to it was kind of like my reaction to chopsticks - it took me awhile to learn how to use them, they're kind of fun to eat with once in awhile, but I sure wouldn't want to have to eat everything every day with them.

I'll have more info on Dean's ski in about three weeks.
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I decided it was well named because my reaction to it was kind of like my reaction to chopsticks - it took me awhile to learn how to use them, they're kind of fun to eat with once in awhile, but I sure wouldn't want to have to eat everything every day with them.


Maybe you need more sake.
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After my first year in Japan, I returned home and used silverware again.

Hated the metal in my mouth. Never even thought about it until I started using wood for every meal.

Now, when I eat a steak, I cut it up and use chopsticks.

Chopsticks rule... even for pasta.

There is a reason the entire eastern hemi uses chopsticks on a regular basis. It's okay if you haven't discovered that reason for yourself, however.

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After my first year in Japan, I returned home and used silverware again.

Hated the metal in my mouth. Never even thought about it until I started using wood for every meal.

Now, when I eat a steak, I cut it up and use chopsticks.

Chopsticks rule... even for pasta.

There is a reason the entire eastern hemi uses chopsticks on a regular basis. It's okay if you haven't discovered that reason for yourself, however.

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I use a wooden spoon for soup. Seriously. I hate metal now.

Like most fat shapes, one day demoing may not be enough to learn the ski. I quite disliked my mavens the first day. I didn't know what the hell was on my feet. Love them now, though. The same was true with my first gen goats. hated them at first... grew to love them.
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I decided it was well named because my reaction to it was kind of like my reaction to chopsticks - it took me awhile to learn how to use them, they're kind of fun to eat with once in awhile, but I sure wouldn't want to have to eat everything every day with them.
Oooh, don't say that to my wife. She will just inform you of your "stupid American" status

Really, I can down a plate of noodles in around 1/2 the time with chopsticks vs a fork. Which is saying something, considering I have been urged, more than once, to enter a competitive eating contest. You just need more practice!

Giving up on chopsticks is like taking up snowboarding because skiing is "too hard". None of us want to go there!
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