pvnisher wrote: ↑
Tue Dec 15, 2020 3:33 am
ltlFish99 wrote: ↑
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:48 pm
And they look at you like you need some sort of help when you inquire about any straight skis.
Why do you want to purchase straight skis?
I can understand keeping and using what you've got, especially if you're proficient on them. After all, people ripped huge lines on gear far substandard to what you get from a rental fleet today.
But I found the change to shaped skis in the early 2000s to be nothing but improvement.
And the more recent switch to rocker/rise and wider shapes to be another big step forward.
Last year I bought a pair of old Salomon Scream Xtra hot (with the shiny orange top sheets!) because they were my dream ski when I was younger and I just wanted the nostalgia. I take them out for fun but I don't pretend they're amazing by today's standards. And they're definitely shaped!
Do you find straight skis are better in some way? Genuinely curious.
For years, my favorite part of skiing was trying to constantly improve my ability to ski moguls.
Run after run that is all I would do.when there was a foot of powder on top of a mogul run, that was absolutely wonderful. I got really used to the feeling of straight skis.
I can certainly understand and appreciate what shaped skis bring to the sport.
I also think that they have brought a lot off people either into the sport to begin with, or back I to the sport.
out of necessity one time I had to rent skis. All they had were shaped skis. The things turn by themselves, with no effort, and at times no desire on my part to turn them.
They are also short, real short. I was fighting the skis all day, and did not enjoy the experience whatsoever.
I also really enjoy how a long straight skis cut thru powder and am comfortable skiing thru the snow and not so much on top of it.
Therefore, I obtained some OLD straight skis and continue to enjoy myself.
They also entertain other people whom I ride the chair with, as people commonly ask how old they are and if I have had them for the last 25 years etc.