9/25/16 at 6:22pm
Posts by mdf
9/25/16 at 5:59pm
9/25/16 at 3:41pm
9/25/16 at 9:38am
I choose to run a bit too cold to reduce the amount of sweat. And open vents/zippers before higher exertion pitches like mogul fields, rather than waiting till you notice you are too warm. I find neck gaiters (the turtle fur things) very helpful since adding and removing them provides a quick way to make a big change in how much insulation you have. Also a helmet with removable ear-flaps. Base layer with a 1/4 length neck zipper. Always wear sunscreen so you have...
9/25/16 at 9:05am
A comment from reading, not from my experience -- I've done a few pedal turns, but only to see what they are about. But I'm thinking that there is probably a lot of fine-tuning to pedal turns that could make them less tiring.
9/23/16 at 1:15pm
Opinions will vary. My preference is to NOT to get an all-mountain with an Eastern bias. Anything 98 mm will do, 109 will also do*, so get something completely different instead. My "other" ski is a real slalom ski that I bought at a ski swap. For men, that means a length 165-ish cm long, 67-ish mm wide, depending on year and brand. You may have a preference for your second slalom ski, but for the first one get whatever you can find in good condition. *if you put a...
9/22/16 at 8:44pm
Another side note, the 109 was definitely the sweet spot in the Automatic lineup. The 102 was scary when I tried to plow through crud. The 117 was only a tiny bit more stable than the 109 but much less nimble. It's too bad it's been discontinued. I don't pay enough attention to know which atomic replaces it.
9/22/16 at 8:37pm
By the way, I agree with qcanoe that a real carver would be good for you. I have a real slalom ski I bring out when it is really, really icy. But it will help you learn to reduce that skid even on the marginal days when it is not mandatory.
9/22/16 at 8:28pm
9/22/16 at 3:31pm
Well, I have only one demo day on them, but they impressed me so much that I bought a used pair over the summer. I have yet to ski on mine, obviously. I'm just under 200 lbs, 5 ft 10 and somewhere in the advanced through expert range. I plan to put a good sharp 3 degree edge on them, and expect them to shine on all but the true ice days.