tomPietrowskiTo the guys above sure you could ride an opus in the park but why? I have ridden my rocker 122's through the park an yeah it can be fun but why would you buy a pow ski to wreck in the park. Sure park ski edges will break too but park skis are cheaper then pow skis. I also don't really understand why you would want a bi heavy ski everyday in te park. They will not be as fun as park skis and you won't progress as fast. So overall yeah you can do it but why bother. Why not get a cheap park ski and then some cheap pow skis that you can keep the edges nice and sharp on.
Because it's fun, more fun for some people. There are plenty of things that are way easier on pow skis than park skis, surface swaps and butter combos for example. It completely depends on what you want to do on your skis. Just because you want to ride park doesn't necessarily mean your ultimate goal is a triple or 810 out.
I know from your posts that you generally prefer a stiffer ski that is quick edge to edge, stable through the turn etc. But not everybody likes a ski like that and to say a pow ski is less fun in the park is your opinion. Yes, it is fun to strap on a pair of skis you can really rail on every now and again but mostly, I like to play on my skis and narrow skis just aren't as fun. I probably feel the same way about taking a skinny stiff ski out as you feel about taking your rocker 122s through the park 'fun but i wouldn't want to do it every day'.
There simply aren't any park skis that are as playful as something like the Bacon or Opus. Sure there are soft park skis but they are never as surfy as a wider ski. There are disadvantages of course, you can't spin as fast and learning some tricks is harder but for an increasing number of people, it's a trade off worth making to have a ski with the stability, flex, profile etc that you get with a fat ski.
there's a certain point where it neither looks good nor functions properly...that's when you know you look steezy - no_steeze