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old school skis vs modern day skis

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

I was out skiing today,on a bit of a powder day, sorta at our local ski hill. I use these old Tyrola megashadow skis

 

the straight and pointed skis

 

was having lots of problems in the powder as it grabs the skis more, would having new modern skis, that are rounded at front etc make a difference?

 

thanks

post #2 of 6

You are skiing at a disadvantage with those antiquated things. Yes, a shaped mid-fat ski will make it much easier to ski in soft snow.

post #3 of 6

It's not the points, it's the shape and the width that will make a huge difference. 

 

You don't say what kind of snow it was...light and fluffy...heavy fresh...how deep, etc.  And since I don't know where you're from, I can only guess at the snow consistency.

 

All I know is, when I moved to Montana after skiing the MidAtlantic states for years, there was all this "excess snow" on the hill and I promptly got different skis.  MADE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE.

post #4 of 6

To answer your question: yes, absolutely.

post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 

for area, it was a bit of powder, we dont really get it like this

fluffy soft stuff just enough to cover the skis almost.

 

We mostly get hard packed

 

from Northwestern ontario, in Canada, so get cold weather here often.

 

post #6 of 6

I can't imagine that amount of powder affecting anything.  Sure it wasn't the operator (devil.gif) or maybe a problem with a badly-tuned ski?

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