Ever try them for a season?
Ever get stuck in crawling/stopped traffic when your vehicle/tire combo. could drive at the speed limit safely in the existing conditions? Grumble about that?
"Skill" only lets you maneuver within the limits of the traction available. Raising those limits significantly gives you more options. Travel faster & safer, more reserve for changes in conditions or "emergencies", many pluses to having the right gear for the circumstances.
It's like putting a set of old knobbies on your Sports Bike & saying Skill can make up for it - you reach the point where skill won't help a lot sooner.
"Rubber Side Down"
Last edited by sailor; 03-16-2014 at 05:13 AM.