Looking for reviewers of this book section about skis. I'm completing edition #2 of "The Skiers Gift Book". (Edition 1 sold copies in 8 countries on Amazon.com.)
Reviewers' names (or Newschoolers' handles) will appear in the acknowledgements in this book, which will be sold worldwide.
Here it is...
Here’s where the industry creates a lot of excitement targeting aspiring daredevils looking to show off their best tricks in the steeps, the deep, on jumps and terrain parks. If you think that sounds like a lot to ask of any single kind of ski, you’re right.
Everything I described a minute ago about matching skis with your ability and performance still applies.
You can begin to hone it on the best skis for you by answering one simple question: How much of your ski day will you spend in terrain parks grinding over rails, doing jumps and skiing backwards?
If you’ll be spending most of your day in the park, then you’ll be doing less high speed mountain skiing and more acrobatic moves. You’ll probably want skis that are more maneuverable—skis that are shorter, narrower and, if you’re going to be skiing backwards, tails that are upturned like the tips.
If, on the other hand, you’re going to be skiing with your hair on fire all over the mountain, jumping off cornices and blazing through the moguls, skiing whatever snow conditions come your way, you’re going to want a ski that’s more stable at higher speeds. That’s generally going to mean a ski that is longer and wider than if you only plan to ski in the park.
Of course, there are no absolutes with skis. With enough skill, you can get any kind of ski to do roughly anything you want. And, like I said a minute ago, the point is to have fun whatever you’re skiing on.
Just know that different kinds of skis definitely have predictable strengths. So, if your skis aren’t stable enough at higher speeds, your next pair should be longer and beefier. If you want more maneuverability, go shorter and lighter.
Of course, you can solve all your ski choice conundrums by collecting a quiver of two or more pairs of skis, each built to perform in different conditions.
If you’re still living on your parents’ dime, you’ll need to make the case to your folks that owning two pairs of skis is absolutely critical to your successful journey into adulthood.
If you’ve already left your parents’ nest, earn money and want to invest in several pairs of skis, congratulations! You’ve got lots of skis to choose from and too much money for your own good. Please unburden yourself of some of that financial responsibility by sending a check to Dan, last name spelled C-O-D-Y.
Thanks for the reviews.
**This thread was edited on Aug 23rd 2018 at 4:04:59pm
**This thread was edited on Aug 23rd 2018 at 4:06:24pm