I think that I will pick up a midfat for next season. This will be a one ski quiver for mainly eastern skiing with west trips. For no other particular reason than the comments on this forum I am leaning towards a Sultan 85 and also interested in checking out the Motive line, but by no means have I made up my mind.
But with reference to the thread..
I'm wondering out loud. While my understanding is limited, edge hold is created through a number of factors - one being edge tune. If, for example, a basic tune is 1/2 (base/edge) on a front side ski (70/30) and you took a 50/50 ski, the Sultan for example, and put a 1/3 tune on it - would this make the 50/50 ski work better for edge hold in eastern conditions without hurting off piste performance. I realize that a 'tuned' 50/50 ski will NOT perform like a 70/30 ski.