Originally posted by ZRman_31@Sep 23 2005, 10:05 AM just by going by the design of the ski... the pps would out corner the simmons any day... the simmons will carve and float better thou...
I would have to totally disagree about that statement,the PP wings allow the PP's to float like no other ski can,PERIOD,theres way more suface area for lift.The simmons are almost a flat profile when looking at them from the side and they have a horrible tendancy to catch the snow and wanna push it versus rolling the sled on its side.I've ridden with the PP's for 4 thousand miles,more than 50% off trail and there is no comparison to how they perform all around versus the simmons.The simmons is a good ski for following a bunch of single carbide tracks because they wont dart as bad as another single keel may.I'm not dissing the simmons as an excellent trail ski but if you like to carve when you want to carve and be in complete control in deep snow the powderpro's are the answer.There also very well behaved on the trail,they do have a few downsides though....#1 there wide,at 7 inches across you need to make sure they will fit wherever you keep the sled or on the trailer if you have to use one to get to the snow,there really is no issue with loading along side other ski's because they sit alot higher and the wings on the sides ride over most ski's,as long as you dont have two sleds with PP's then your all set.They also get wierd when the snow is really heavy wet type and it crusts over with no loose on top.What seems to happen is one ski floats across the crust and one sinks alil bit- the agressiveness of the keel can cause the sled to dart very hard to one side or the other.This has happened to me on several occasions but now that I'm aware of it I know the conditions that cause it and am ever so weary.It mainly happens while crossing untouched lakes with a thin crusty top layer in late spring.
As far as my experience with simmons go -two of my friends had them on there sleds,we traded quite a few times thru the past winters,this year there both running brand new PP's! :smiley-faces7: My 2 pesos worth anyhow
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