i'm surprised no one's mentioned boots, i think they're more important than the ski in some cases. try to keep your boots on the first setting so that they're nice and flexy and then just really throw your weight into the skis, should take care of itself. you gotta be willing to fall over your skis doing this if you want to really butter them hard
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