Funny how no one calls them "cheater skis" anymore-proof that the rules have changed for good. But the trend toward shorter and wider continues. Not only do the new skis take us farther afield in deeper snow, they rip it up on the frontside groomed as well. An unfair advantage? Hell, yes. But who can blame us for 'cheating' boredom?
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