Originally Posted by DHogg
I wouldn't call any of them 5 dimensional. Armada advertises the JJ as 5 dims but its really 3 dim with early taper, same as all the others in that category, which means the tip is not the widest part of the ski, the widest part is moved back a bit.
Ummmm... then how do you define what is increasingly commonly referred to as a "5 dimensional" ski"?
Unless I'm grossly mistaken, that'd be a "narrow" or tapered tip, to a fatter section, to a waist, to a fatter section toward the tail, to a "narrow" or tapered tail (i.e. five points of measurement). Or thought of another way - a reverse sidecut ski profile with a "bite" taken out in the middle to introduce some sidecut. Which is effectively the same thing as the first description. Usually with no camber or a short conventional camber section in the middle - that is hopefully carefully matched with the early taper. And that includes most or all of the modern design skis under discussion...
Am I missing something?