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Dear LINE skis,
My afterbangs suck and I regret investing in them. Thank you.
Dear Line Skis: if the Chronic was designed around a -2 or -2.5 from true center mount, with core center being there(so current equal flex being moved up about 3.5 or 4cm), it would probably make a real good park ski. Currently, it sucks, because mounting it at -2 makes it carve like shit due to messed up flex pattern. None of your park skis are good at jumps atm, so do this!
It'd make it comparable to good jump skis, and probably be cheaper=salesssss.
I find reverse sidecut skis to be much more "surfy" down smooth groomers than skis with camber and/or sidecut. What's the effective edge of reverse sidecut skis? I bet it's wayy more than half that of lizzies. Lots of rockered park skis are great at the same thing most people who liked lizzies liked them for.
I think Reno Rockers would be a better choice for all the things people do on lizzies.
I do know the difference, and ARGs and L138s have a tiny sidecut for a bit of the ski. Reverse sidecut skis are far from worthless outside of pow. Spatulas, for every ski in that length as comparison, might be the best crud/rain crust skis ever, and they are full reverse.
Praxis Pows and Moment Donner Parties are both true reverse, ARGs technically aren't, and yes, there is such thing as a true reverse sidecut ski..
Back to what I think started the conversation- groomers. I think reverse sidecut skis are fun on smooth groomers because you can go down sideways and maintain speed(then really dig in to stop). This is probably the most fun I could have on a smooth groomer with any ski outside of park.
They're not rare either. I've ran into people with ARGs, Spatulas and demoing L138s the past two days that I was on my L138s, and they weren't the most epic pow days or anything..