some skis work really well in the shop. Talking about them and handling them makes a person seem to be good, or tough, or fast.
Out on the mountain, it gets real, and with the skis not even visible, you will find that you "....just want to have fu-un!"
Even 4 or 5 years ago, Blizzard was making a wide ski that was so stiff that almost no one could coax them to perform dynamically (not a static 2X4), and the Kreitler Pro may be an extension of that model line. (such skis are often available used; want to speculate why that is?) Like Sierra Jim said, 40+ mph, and how often do we ski that way?
(note: pro skiers putting enormous energy into the skis, don't give a shit if the tips dive; they will just drive through whatever terrain and snow they encounter.)
skis should have a force rating, , as in how much force is required to flex the ski into a turning configuration, force being a function of skier weight, skier strength, skier speed, skier arc radius (g-forces)
Edited by davluri - Thu, 05 Feb 09 18:24:18 GMT