I have skiied several times and would like to go more often. I have purchased boots but I'm now wanting to purchase skiis mainly for green and blue runs. I ski mainly in Ontario at Blue Mountain or Elcotville in NY. I would like skiis that are easy to turn in. Any suggestions?
Ski Advice Ontario
Also recommend you pony up twenty bucks to Realskiers.com. Make a short list of narrow skis with a turn radius between 12 and 15 m, that have an all speed, all level, and high points. Keep an eye open on e-bay and compare the exact model to reviews; some models have similar names but different performance.
Some "easy to turn" skis are easy to point, but hard to turn, as they have a harder time turning you because they have no grip. Fischer WC SCs are easy to turn, if you know how. Narrow skis with a short turn radius and some torsional rigidity is what you need for Blue Mt. Collingwood. (unless you want to carve perfect larger high speed turns).
Fischer WC SC will not lose control at any speed you can reach at Blue Mountain Collingwood; I've tested them there many times. They are narrow and hence easy to put on edge and when put on edge they turn. The Fischer RX Fire or older RX8, while a little less high-performance will still work very well except that I only managed to get them up to around 45 mph (tested at smaller hill). Most folks won't be skiing that fast. It's not that the WC SCs lose control; it's that the railroad tracks aren't perfect if you try and carve a turn larger than their sidecut radius. (same as any ski)