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Originally Posted by mdf View Post

 I have limited experience skiing what you guys would consider fast.

But I took my new 188 Coombas out for a checkout run on frozen hardpack and noticed my default cruising speed was a lot faster than on shorter, turnier skis.  Not that I was trying to go fast, it just sort of happened.  And these are relatively soft skis.  It's hard for me to get my mind around what skiing a truly fast ski would be like.

I skied one run on Phantom 104's last year.  Definitely not my cup of tea -- super stiff, not much sidecut.  I tipped them on edge, nothing happened, and I fell over sideways.  I guess I was supposed to get up to speed before I even tried to turn.

funny, that would be a fast ski. versatile? not so much.