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Not if you're making figure-11's.

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On 2/16/2011 7:37 PM, Marc Chrusch wrote:
> At 05:13 PM 2/16/2011, Denis Bogan wrote:
>
>> Marc>  "Remember that full-rocker skis were designed and built for a 
>> single purpose - *deep* powder. During your average season, how many 
>> days do you spend on 36" - 60" of new 8% powder?"
>>
>> Really?  I'd be fascinated to know why would it have to be that deep.
>
> It doesn't have to be that deep - it was just an illustrative example. 
> The point is that full rockers weren't really designed for 6" days, 
> but that also doesn't mean folks don't ski them in something other 
> than powder.
>
>> Riding higher to me means that they care less about what lies deeper 
>> in the snowpack.  IMHO 8" ought to be enough, and that mostly to 
>> smooth out the ride.
>
> Could be, or not. It depends a lot more on the density than the ski. 
> Even 18" is not enough to not hit bottom on steep terrain if it's only 
> 5%, esp. if it's on a crust.
>
> -marc
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