Back in the day, when two skis were the width of today’s one,
you couldn’t pull a move like this. Try to stomp on your outside ski and ride it around in a carve and you’d just sink, the tip heading for China. Or if you weighted too much on one and not the other, they’d head off in two directions, like Marty Feldman’s eyes. Fat skis changed everything, first with girth, then with sidecut, now with rocker. Funny how people called them “old man” skis when they first hit the market. If this is old, sign me up.
Photo: Woody Lindenmyer at Island Lake Lodge, British Columbia, by Steve Casimiro