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However, while the subtle, full-rocker profile preserves the Bridge’s effective edge length, the ski’s stability at speed is compromised to some degree, especially during high angle turns with increased edge pressure. It was not hard to take the Bridge to its stable limit in carving up groomers. A ski with the exact same dimensions and length, but with traditional camber, would have felt more stable and locked in during an aggressive carve.
I will admit to being very demanding when it comes to a ski’s carving/edge performance (due to a racing background, I suppose). The truth is, making a ski that can both rail with superb stability and be playful and easy to maneuver in soft snow is nearly impossible. I think Völkl has found the best possible balance between groomed and soft/variable performance with this ski."