Carve skis are essentially the non-race version of slalom skis, and they’re designed for the same thing. Namely, going fast and making hard, perfectly executed turns on groomed runs. The narrow waist and extremely short turn radius that helps them accomplish this with ease keeps them from being versatile enough to do much else, but nothing will ski as well on corduroy.
These skis reign supreme on groomers. They go fast, turn well, and are a ton of fun. Just don’t expect them to perform well when you leave the corduroy.
A traditional camber gives you precise control on hard pack snow. You’ll also find a pretty skinny waist on these skis since they won’t be called upon to ride deep snow.
Expect a short turn radius that will change direction as soon as the thought crosses your mind.