Originally Posted by k2skier
I was thinking the same thing, 75-80 is fun to actually ski under the snow, it gets boring riding on top of it.
Since there's always at least one of you guys on every single thread about powder here, I'll play along. What ski have you ever skied that allows you to actually ski "on top" of powder? I'd really like to hear about this magical ski that can defy the laws of physics.
Now granted - I haven't skied the fattest of the fat, but I get face shots all the time on all my ridiculously fat skis - even the praxis Powders. This really leads me to believe that the guys talking about skiing "on top of"powder have: 1) Never skied powder, 2) never actually skied on anything 100mm+ and are just repeating what they've heard from friends who've never skied powder or 3) weight as much as a large helium balloon.
I've had tons of fun in powder on everything from 64mm "straight" OG GS race skis to R/R Praxis Powders, but JesusAllahBuddha stop with this "skiing on top of powder" stuff. It just makes you look like a gaper. If you're skiing "on top of" powder then it's obvious you're not skiing powder. I don't care what's on your feet.
In serious response to the OP - Praxis Powders, Sanouks or EHP's - depending on terrain, conditios and where I'm going. So I guess 110mm - 135mm.