I will work on keeping my weight forward more. I always thought I was but maybe I need to recheck this. I do think in the pow, I automatically started to lean back for some reason as the back of my calfs were killing when I was done. I will also keep out of the trees!
I think I might rent some 186's or something like that and see what the difference is. The skis did feel really long for me but I think it might take me some time to get used to it. I assumed the Goats were a good all mountain ski and thats what I wanted so thats why I got them.
Wow, I never even knew this was a hazard in the backcountry. Thanks for the video!
Thanks for your words of advice. I know the Goats arent a dedicated powder ski but I was looking more for a good all mountain ski for this season so I can decide on what skis I really want as it's my first season out in the West coast. Yeah I skied powder once or twice but I am no pro. I think a shorter ski personally would be lot better but alot of people on this board suggest long skis so I have to listen as most of them know alot more then me. I will stay out of the narrow trees like i was in this weekend and stay in the open till I get a feel for powder and a better feel for my skis.
I just was worried as the 3 other guys I was skiing with were basically ontop of the snow with my skis being the widest of them all. Also none of their skis were rockered so I am not sure why they got massive amounts of float. I will watch my stance the next time I go out and will see what is up with it as I never really payed attention to it before but I will now. My boots were mounted right in the middle as per the shop and I had them checked out at another shop also when I was getting my boots fitted and they were kind enough to look for me.
Lots of good knowledge in here so I thank you for posting. Again, I will ski with them and see what they are like next weekend and report back to see if its any better. Hopefully there is some fresh pow as I really would love to try it out again. Such a great feeling when your going over rocks and tree stumps and get that floaty feeling!
Mount point may be an issue. If you really are chord center (that is truly right in the middle) then that is really a bad mount point for all mountain skiing...
Edited by tromano - 12/4/11 at 7:48pm