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The type of "hate" that the OP is referring to is probably like the kind I saw in the "Triple Flips" thread recently. I read one response that said something along the line of "that style should ski away from our sport." All be the first to say that I prefer a slow, stalled-out spin over a tight, quick set of flips - but either way, mad respect to both styles!
As far as those Fischer Skate Skis, those would be good for people who want to practice rails or jumps on terrain that is not steep... at all. For example, those things would be sweet to practice on at the local sledding hill or something. They have all the edging you would need for that terraing but they aresuper light. Also, the fact that you could skate back up the hill as opposed to taking your skis off and hiking is a huge plus. To disagree with the OP, I may just have to go get a pair... hopefully these catch on :)
Before I opened the thread, I thought it was about a font...