I'm looking at the ARVs or the Big Troubles with Look or Rossi bindings for next season. With that much ski underfoot, do you think I need lift plates (e.g. p10 lifter or rossignol 100 t-plate)(5'11" & 150lbs)?
Really? I know that you lose stability in the park with lifters, but it surprises me that you wouldn't want them for powder. I don't doubt you guys (that's why I asked), but what's the reasoning behind this?
exactly. they are made to help your ski grip on hardpack snow. but this can also cause your ski to hook in powder when you don't want it to: like when you're sideslipping some turns at the top of a narrow chute or something. it doesn't really add anything to powder riding. don't get a lifter.
my level of radness... it just can't... be quantified.
im pretty sure a guy a my local ski market told me that the companies tell u to get lifters on the p10s and p12s but they dont really do shit so dont bother with them. the guy sounded like he knew his stuff and helped me out a ton
ya i wouldnt suggest the lifters i used them this year and they do make carving groomers easier but they dont help with anything else jsut forget about the lifters its just another thing that can break