Ski Width: Heli Ops Are To Blame!

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Ski Width: Heli Ops Are To Blame!

Postby jamesdeluxe » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:32 am

I hadn't seen one of these rants in a while -- enjoy!
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Re: Ski Width: Heli Ops Are To Blame!

Postby EMSC » Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:42 pm

Wow. That's an impressively misdirected and illogical rant by someone who, you would think, should know better.

My favorite lines:

Jackson Hogan wrote:No customers get better service from heli outfits than the top ski filmmakers. By putting extreme exploits in front of millions of eyeballs, ski movies have been the prime mover in driving us all onto ever-wider platforms.
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Re: Ski Width: Heli Ops Are To Blame!

Postby Marc_C » Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:04 pm

EMSC wrote:Wow. That's an impressively misdirected and illogical rant by someone who, you would think, should know better.

My favorite lines:

Jackson Hogan wrote:No customers get better service from heli outfits than the top ski filmmakers. By putting extreme exploits in front of millions of eyeballs, ski movies have been the prime mover in driving us all onto ever-wider platforms.

The *prime* mover? I think demoing by actually skiing on them is much more of a motivator than seeing a top skier in some ski movie.
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Re: Ski Width: Heli Ops Are To Blame!

Postby Tony Crocker » Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:41 pm

There are always people who buy products they they think are cool or trendy, and no doubt some of that can be motivated by ski movies.

But for most of us here, as noted by MarcC, it's been by demo experience. I had that mindset about narrower skis being much better for groomers, but at the extensive shop demo at Mammoth in Feb. 2011 I learned otherwise. Liz' demo experience in Dec. 2012 was similar.
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