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Ski Dimensions and "recommended use"
Ok, so all skis have different dimensions, and when I look at a ski's recommended use I generally look at the width at the waist. I would generally think that park skis would be under 85, all mountain would be between 85 and 98ish, and pow would be anything above 100. Is this the right spec to go by? If so, then why are some skis like the line anthems at 93 a "park" ski, and salomon foils at 87 a "pow" ski, and blends at "90" an all mountain ski (according to manufacturers)? Is this just due to different flex patterns and constructions, or can you not really gauge a ski's use by looking at it's width?
unfortunately progression changes your theory
More to do with flex. Look at Elizabeths.
Well, I'm not sure where you see the Foils down as 'pow' skis... I would have thought out of the skis Salomon come out with, the Guns would be more suited to that name. Even so, the Gun's aren't that wide underfoot (compared with other powder skis).
salomon also makes the rocker which is the big mountain powder ski
waist width is such a small factor in determining the skis function. think about camber, rocker, flex, side cut, contruction, weight, materials....
there are plenty of all mountain skis(depending on what you consider all mountain) with a waist width above 100mm.
i guess you could say your perspective comes down to your skiing style and where you ski
dude ski dimensions mean nothing. guys back in the day were killin pow with 65 waist skis. its all personal preferance really. its about what you want is a ski and how you will use it. dont buy something because its in a certain category.
honestly, id ski anything up to 100 in the park. i rode seth vicious in the park which is 97 underfoot and it was probably the most smooth ski i ever rode switch
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