Originally Posted by davluri
4ster, how does the tip perform, exactly, to deal with those conditions, and where is that sick hut, roughly? The Squad tip is specifically designed to be heavy, stiff, and damp: the idea is to cut through without turbulence, not plane over.
Don't know if I can explain exactly. I don't think the tip helps "cut through" the crud, but rather it stays above it & is not deflected easily. I skied them again today in similar conditions with the same results. They stayed on top of the untracked, & easily erased the the old tracks I crossed.
Lower on the mountain, with a little proactive move I could float over yesterdays crud ruts without getting yanked forward. Even in the rain rotted moguls I encountered the tip would ride over the crest where I would expect them to spear in.
Even on the sticky rain soaked groomers at the bottom they will carve a decent turn with just the slightest amount of guiding at initiation.
I have skied B-squads, but only for a few runs, they were really too stiff for what I like, but you are probably right about their ability to power through just about anything.
I don't think any ski sticks less than others in sticky wet snow. The only thing I've found that significantly helps glide in that stuff is really expensive flouro powder that racers use, & that only lasts for a short distance.
Oh, & the sick hut is my private office
It is protected by a cloaking device that only I have access too, high on a ridge with a beautiful view & access to some great skiing.