Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Wide skis and hard snow...

So far, this has not been a great winter for extra-wide powder skis in Utah. That time may come, but each day that goes without a dump is a lost one for “face-shots” and a tough reminder that on hard-pack, wide skis don't hold much, are slow to react and can be a drag.

Time to get some narrow waist back, right? The wide ski craze that has exploded and that we've witnessed over the past three winter season maybe a sign that the fad pendulum has swung a bit too much towards the soft and fluffy side of snow and that it's now time to return to more manageable sidecut. What would you think? No more than 90 mm for an all-around ski?

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