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LOOKING FOR A NEW PAIR OF SKIS

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

I'm a groomer and come in at  6'4'', 250lbs.I've been skiing for 50 years and consider myself an advances(not expert skier) skier.I have a pair of Head Monster 88i, (186) which I can not handle in the chopped up snow (that's as close as  get to powder), but  ok on groomed. Another concern that I have is checking my speed  when I'm skiing steep runs, skis seems to slip more than bite.I'm still pretty much a old form skier leg closer together and steer,both of which I'm trying to correct.Here are my questions..

  • what size ski
  • what stiffness
  • what width under foot
  • what ski

 

    Any help is appreciate...thank you.

 

   JAG


Edited by Jaguettler - 2/26/11 at 4:00pm
post #2 of 6

Yelling won't help.

post #3 of 6

Based on the ongoing discussion regarding these kinds of posts, I suggest that you 1) use the search feature to come up with a few skis you might want to look into, 2) think about the fact that some of the problems you describe will not be solved by new skis, and 3) go to your local hill and ask them for demo recommendations.

post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 
what you're telling me is...."it's the archer and not the arrow."
post #5 of 6

Well, when you use the term "check speed" I usually think of someone trying to drive their edge into the snow and leaning into the hill when they are turning like someone doing a check stop. That will not work well on an a steep hardpack - of course the ski will slip. You need to think about slowing down by changing turn shape and frequency while maintaining an aggressive downhill oriented stance.

post #6 of 6

I think you should sharpen your edges and spend you money on lessons.

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