Any idea how body weight affects ski stiffness?
I'm 6'2", 220lbs, Level 6, with K2 Apache Raider 170's exclusively on East Coast. The Raiders have decent flex and are absorbing, but I'm looking to move things up a bit and they tend to start to chatter under speed.
Here's the thing, I plan on losing 20 lbs and get under 200. 195 if I'm lucky by the time the season starts. So, assume I hit my target, will the skis act a bit stiffer if I'm lighter? Will it make a noticeable difference or should I just say Screw it and look for stiffer/longer skis as my ability/speed increases? I am on a budget but I may be able to convince the wife that I "need" new skis.......if not I'll have to wait for now and settle on dropping the weight. Figure that crappy tradeoff, eh? LOL.