Wrong man, flat out wrong. Doubt me? Come ski. I pick the mountain. You buy the lift ticket.
The reason straight skis are not made anymore is because ski manufacturers have realized that the money is in convincing the masses of intermediates that they are experts, not in building the skis that only experts can ski on.
If you can't ski on straight skis. You do not fully know how to ski. You are hiding behind the new equipment. In other words. You cannot possibly know yourself to be more than an intermediate. I predict stem christies for you on straight skis, while I do royal christies in bumps. Don't know what a royal christie is? Look it up and then try it on 207's. Lol.
Let's you and me trade skis for one run. I'll be waiting for you at the bottom looking at my watch while ski patrol peels you off a tree 100 yards from the top of the hill because you couldn't turn my skis even once.
There's a reason that injuries and deaths have gone UP since the gear changed. Every gaper that's had a few lessons can carve them and then gets out of control because they lack the years of experience that it takes to truly know how to ski. They're also rough on the knees, rough on the core, rough on the lower back, squirly... and girly looking being all short like that.
Not kidding, and not just trying to get a rise outta you. (i.e. not fishing) I'll stand by this out on the mountain. I welcome the opportunity to prove it. I've only ever met one person that could keep up with me.
Originally Posted by skimadriver
Originally Posted by MasterMagician
Get 80's vintage skis outta the garbage of some trendy joker who thinks they need new gear. You'll transition into a great mogul skier in no time. Save your money for lift tickets and whiskey.
HAHA, couldn't be more wrong. There is a reason, after all, that straight skis have been replaced. They're old, outdated, and downright dangerous. Go treat yourself to a nice pair of couple year old used skis.
Also... I own three pair of the new skis. I was required to use them when instructing because my bosses were afraid that their customers wouldnt buy new skis from the ski shop if their instructor was on 207's. They all sit in the basement unused, unless my old man borrows them, which he has to because his body is too beat up from years of bike racing to ski aggressively like he used to. I'll admit that my Volkl P40's don't completely suck, but seriously I get way more enjoyment out of making fools out of everyone on the hill by doing that which you all seem to think is impossible, but actually used to be the status quo throughout the sport.