Advanced Topics threads are a little controversial around here. I plan to start one in the next few days so I thought I would take the time to re-explain the logic.
The idea of an Advance Topic thread is to limit who can post to skiers with undisputable knowledge. These skiers have been vetted. Most of them have scores and knowledge far in excess of mine. I will re-edit who is in the group before I start the next thread.
When we (I) ask them a question the answers will be more distilled and unencumbered by off topic comments or peripheral comments and questions.
The result I am looking for is better information for all readers. Some of you HATE the idea that there is a section of the web site that is segregated. You have questions and you want to contribute. I get that. Sometimes you just have to trust me.
Think of it this way: Most of the time the forum is like a cocktail party. You can mingle and ask anything to whoever you meet. You may or may not get good answers but you have fun. The smartest guys might stick around or might not. With an Advanced Topics thread all the smart guys are talking among themselves and you get to listen to the deeper & more detailed answers.
One more time: The goal is more insightful and distilled answers from skiers who really know what they are talking about. The idea is to generate better content for all of Ballers.