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so what part of my post are you disagreeing with? it seems to correlate 100% of what you are saying... 

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Unfortunately, I simply do not have the athletic talent to ski like "these guys with skills," but I practice and focus to improve as much as I can -- and I have a lot of fun while doing that. If technologies (such as rocker) are introduced that enable me to handle certain snow conditions better with the skill that I have, those technologies are going to improve my enjoyment of the sport. Improving one's skills and utilizing new technologies are not mutually exclusive. I want both.
 

post #32 of 46
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The skis make the speed possible.  A narrow ski would be deeper in the snow and cause the skier to bog down.  I wouldn't say that they are skiing on the snow, but they are much closer to the surface.  Wider, reverse camber skis would ski even higher - I would think.

 

From what I have seen, reverse camber skis turn easily and have tremendous float.  Here in the East they are exceptional in the woods.  They also perform well with thin cover.

 

I want pair.


here's a twist on that. when we skied narrower skis in deep utah powder, we unweighted strongly for each turn, coming completely out of the snow. So, counter intuitively, you had to ski higher out of the snow back then. now you can make your turn anywhere near the surface without a major unweight stage of the turn. smiley just so no one thinks I'm still grinding my axe.
 

post #33 of 46
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so what part of my post are you disagreeing with? it seems to correlate 100% of what you are saying... 


 

Sorry, my bad. I didn't realize that including your post meant that I was disagreeing with it. I thought I was adding to it with another opinion. I can now see the source of confusion and will be more careful next time. I believe we are indeed in agreement.
 

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Sorry, my bad. I didn't realize that including your post meant that I was disagreeing with it. I thought I was adding to it with another opinion. I can now see the source of confusion and will be more careful next time. I believe we are indeed in agreement.
 



I read what you are saying as, whereas those guys can rock a 95mm ski in deep dry powder, I can not. therefore a 115mm+  rockered ski will put me in the fun zone also.

 

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I read what you are saying as, whereas those guys can rock a 95mm ski in deep dry powder, I can not. therefore a 115mm+  rockered ski will put me in the fun zone also.

 

That's almost exactly what I am thinking, although I won't know for sure until we start getting some snow. I've never tried it before, but I now have the gear (2011 SFBs with tip and tail "early rise" along with Line Prophet 115s with tip early rise) and am impatiently waiting for the snow to fall. The only additional comment is that I actually had a lot of fun skiing in powder last year on my 70-something-waisted skis, but I hope to go even deeper into the "fun zone" this next season with the fat rockered skis.
 

post #36 of 46

Cool video. I understand the wrist type mount.  However one thing puzzles me. How can he keep the camera so steady,  so very little arm waving.  And also, is the skier turning?  It doesn't look like it to me, but maybe it is just the camera angle.  Any comments

post #37 of 46



Nice....  I think we are all agreeing........

 

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here's a twist on that. when we skied narrower skis in deep utah powder, we unweighted strongly for each turn, coming completely out of the snow. So, counter intuitively, you had to ski higher out of the snow back then. now you can make your turn anywhere near the surface without a major unweight stage of the turn. smiley just so no one thinks I'm still grinding my axe.
 

post #38 of 46



could just be me?  When i read 'unfortunately.." it make me think in some way you were thinking I was discounting the fact that if the ski makes it easier and more enjoyable in some way that wasn't good, obviously it is-   No one said i was like one of those skilled guys either!

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Sorry, my bad. I didn't realize that including your post meant that I was disagreeing with it. I thought I was adding to it with another opinion. I can now see the source of confusion and will be more careful next time. I believe we are indeed in agreement.
 

post #39 of 46

Looking forward to an awesome winter where ever you are. We can all agree that face shots ripping down the mountain is what we work for. Hopefully we can all share some amazing pow days together this season no matter what we are skiing on. Hopefully you do get to experience the New Technology that is put into skis these days.

post #40 of 46

I can't stop watching!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Amazing. What is the song?

post #41 of 46

aww so nice and peaceful

post #42 of 46
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I can't stop watching!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Amazing. What is the song?



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xH0b2TooTxY

 

post #43 of 46

Some more fun with fatties...  Henrik, 6:30ish to about 8:00 is about the headiest powdah ransackery I've seen in quite a while!  BOOYAKKASAN!

 

post #44 of 46

Danke!!! Leaving work with a smile.....

post #45 of 46

I dont know but those guys must be pretty miffed....all that snow flying in their faces ruinning their run!

post #46 of 46



this is sick.... Thanks for posting up. anyone know if this is part of a full-length vid? Some great lines

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Some more fun with fatties...  Henrik, 6:30ish to about 8:00 is about the headiest powdah ransackery I've seen in quite a while!  BOOYAKKASAN!

 

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