MortbrokemyskisLine blades are definitely not the best/most fun race/carving ski. I can guarantee a fis sl ski is more fun on hard snow than a 95 under foot dad ski.
Not true, I've owned both, and I sold my slalom skis when I got Blades. Granted, I live in the PNW, so we dont get much truly bulletproof snow, but the Blade rips an edge just like a slalom ski but without the extremely sketchy hookiness of a race ski. It also has a much more progressive flex than a slalom ski, and you actually benefit from the extra width underfoot in versatility. Basically you can ski it any day you'd want to ski a slalom ski, have just as much fun as you would carving a slalom ski, and still confidently boost side hits
Don't knock it til you try it. I'm not sponsored, I don't get paid to ski this ski...it's just that good. It's literally made for aging newschoolers who want to carve but still send side hits and slarve pow and corn, which I believe is the essence of the question being asked in this thread. Yeah, you won't win an FIS race on these, but I have won a lot of adult beer league races on these against former racers who were on actual race skis, and EVERY time I do, I get multiple folks asking me WTF the ski I'm on is cause they want one
Dylan Siggers showcases the versatility of the ski for side hits, and you can find ample resources showing people carving the absolute pants off of them. Buy your carving skis from a freeski company instead of buying your twin tips from race ski companies, you won't regret it