Originally Posted by Mr5150
Ski A. 08/09 Nordica AfterBurner (126-84-112)
Ski B 10/11 Sultan 94 (132-94-118)
Ski B is 3cm longer. Both have a 15m turning radius.
Ski A is noticably heavier.
Ski A is a bit easier with turn initiation, but...here is what puzzles me: When I ski on a given groomed* run that is on the steeper side Ski B works better. I have more confidence and find making turns less of a problem.
Why is that? One would think the narrower ski would do better on steeper groomed runs. Could it be the weight of Ski A? The constructon, the shape? I suspect that the ABs might be a tad stiffer than the Sultan. I am beginning to think the ABs might be hindering me a bit.
*on ungroomed runs the Sultun is superior as one would expect.
...you are the industry poster child for 'Tip Rocker' ?
... ground zero for what tip rocker was designed for...?
...daft coaster Vs Ice Coaster...?
Ice Coasters have to learn to ski, daft coasters can do .... whatever...
as we're all finding out, narrower doesn't always mean faster turning...
low to mid 90's may quickly (or already has...) become the new 'norm' in ski waists - for guyz...
Sultan (from quick calc based on measurements you supplied) seem to have more 'taper' and a guess that the ABs might also be more torsionally rigid in the tail, which may help the AB finish the turn better, but be harder to release in slidy type turns (which become more important as the pitch increases).
sell the ABs
someone else will fall in love with them
BTW, I am lazy... so how long are those boards?