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“Rocker skis are magical,” says Waterville’s Pete Webber

November 21, 2011

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.

About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget. 1-888-987-8333.

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