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I have Amps. Slow turner but stable and fast like a rocket. (Compared to 
everything else in my quiver at the moment, all of which is for touring 
or piste-carving.) Not so good in bumps but I can see how they'd be fun 
in a larger variety of conditions than you would think.

On 12/17/2014 10:25 AM, David Guertin wrote:
> Because people know what they like and know what's fun when they ski 
> it. I got my fat BD Amperage  (115mm width) for powder, accidentally 
> discovered that they were as much fun as my skinnier skis on packed 
> snow, so I ski them most of the time I'm not skinning. I'm not saying 
> they ski like a GS or slalom ski -- they ski like a fat ski that turns 
> well, which is still fun. (They're not my choice for icy conditions.)
>
> The same thing happened back when I first got my CMH Völkls -- I got 
> them for powder, then discovered that they were great in packed snow too.
>
> In my case, both of these fat (for the time) skis have a traditional 
> camber underfoot. A lot of "rockered" skis these days have rockered 
> tips and tails and a normal camber underfoot, so it's not as if 50% of 
> the ski is in the air.
>
> Dave G.
>
> On 12/17/2014 08:41 AM, Iski Stowe wrote:
>> Fat skis have become so prevalent that for many people, that is all 
>> they ski any more.  Many people ski fat rockered ski 100% of the 
>> time.  Personally I don't understand why anyone would want to ski a 
>> DPS on "packed powder".   How can you ski if  50% of your skis is in 
>> the air?
>>
>> Can anyone explain this to me?
>>
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