sickskiTo me the tater tot felt kinda like the 4frnt YLE, even though it's symmetrical it still crushes everything
Yeah I have had fun on symmetrical skis, but if you ski them often enough they form bad habits in your skiing. In order to feel balanced on a symmetrical ski assuming its center mounted, your weight needs to be pretty far back to properly engage the sidecut, and if you are skiing pow, a center mounted ski is the worst thing you could possibly ride in any pow terrain because you HAVE to keep your weight back to get the ski to perform properly.
And since the BigHorn has a symmetrical rocker profile as well, but a directional sidecut you get something that jibs just as well, skis better, and doesn't screw up your skiing form. The only place a symmetrical and center mounted ski isn't a big disadvantage is in the park. There is a reason why skis like the Volkl Chopstick don't stick around, its cuz they suck. The Chopsticks were the absolute worst pow ski I have ever been on in my life.
So if anyone else reads this, and is debating getting the tater tot, I will make this as clear as possible. The Big Horn is better than the Tater tot in every situation EXCEPT MAYBE... in the air. And if you could actually notice the swing weight difference in the air, I would be really impressed.