LHC: Wait a minute. You had me going a second. But wings are not ski tech. Except maybe those skimmers and squirrel suit guys and gals.
Originally Posted by tetonpwdrjunkie
You still need a solid boot to drive a big ski. I found my Garmont Adrenaline AT boot insufficient to drive my Volkl Sumo Marker Duke setup in early season powder.
That's totally true. I was exagerating. When I bought my first pair of 195cm Atomic RS's in the 80's I had to buy new boots after discovering I couldn't drive the ski. But really, you COULD drive a watea 114 with an old school boot in perfect powder. It's a useless fact or idea in support of fat skis being the thing that changed skiing.
When I took my first run on Snow Rangers, not fat by today's standards in the low 80s or so, I stopped at the bottom of a good, deep run and said to my friend: those guys were holding out on me. why didn't they say how easy this is? It's just way too easy. and pushed off to really relax and enjoy powder like never before. and no looking back after that realization.
My first (banana boot) Nordicas, up at Snowbird, hurt so badly that while I knew it was the future, I could not immediately enjoy the idea.
I ride a 130 boot for the reasons you put forth.Edited by davluri - 12/27/09 at 10:32am