Waterville Valley’s snowsports director, Pete Webber is a convert, according to a story on NorthJersey.com. Ski technology continues to improve at an amazing pace. I guess that means I have to consider trading in my 80’s-era Kneissl’s, huh?!
“While you may have been trying to decide whether to trade in shaped skis (originally dubbed parabolics) for newer, shorter or fatter versions, a quiet revolution has been taking place in ski design.
“Not too long ago, skiers used long, narrow skis because it was the only way to keep skis stable, especially at speed. Then designers started making skis wider offering bigger platforms for more balance. They added shape, or sidecut, for easier turning and turned-up tips and tails (twin tips) for balance and maneuverability used by kids doing tricks in terrain parks.”
Read the rest of the story here.