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Help with a rocker ski only problem

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I got into trouble several times last year when skiing crud or packed snow where the tails of my skis crossed which spun me around and slammed me onto the back of my head hard each time it has happened. I consider myself an expert skier and have never had this happen with my non rockered skis. I am guessing I have my weight too far back which is causing my tips to float out of the track on causing the tails to cross. I am at the point I am worried about skiing them in anything except deep powder as it is getting to hut too much! thankfully I wear a helmet.

 

Thanks in advance for any advice as I really want to master these boards and at 57 years old I need all the help I can get.

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I got into trouble several times last year when skiing crud or packed snow where the tails of my skis crossed which spun me around and slammed me onto the back of my head hard each time it has happened. I consider myself an expert skier and have never had this happen with my non rockered skis. I am guessing I have my weight too far back which is causing my tips to float out of the track on causing the tails to cross. I am at the point I am worried about skiing them in anything except deep powder as it is getting to hut too much! thankfully I wear a helmet.

 

Thanks in advance for any advice as I really want to master these boards and at 57 years old I need all the help I can get.



 

post video of your skiing, most likely we can tell you why its happening. It really doesnt matter what skis your own because your movements will most likely be the same.

 

If your guessing your weight is to far back you most likely right.

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I'm no spring chicken either, but do consider myself expert level - mid sixties and have a pair of S7s. The key to skiing wide rockered skis is to separate your feet. Your problem likely stems from having the skis too close, which forces them to cross behind you. Also, consider the snow you are on (or in). If you are on hard pack or moguls, still have 60% weight on the downhill. If you are in powder, then go for equal weighting... but always, always keep your feet at least a foot apart. I personally like the rockered/cambered skis over the "banana" because they are more versatile. In tight moguls, turn on the tops rather than in the valleys - especially if you have a rocker/camber combo ski. One other thing, your other skis will have more backside support than your rockered skis so watch that you don't sit back, there isn't anything back there to support you like the more traditional camber only shape. The back seat heel push just isn't there for you like your old skis. That could be a contributing factor to your issue as well.

 

That's about it!

 

Hope this makes more fun for you...

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