Curious about opinions on the following:
Do you think GS skis are worth it for NASTAR/Beer League over Slalom skis? I ski a Blizzard SL WC and I finish at the top of my age group in NASTAR as well as near the top for my beer league. The courses are tight GS courses on medium to flat hills...times are in the 17 to 20 range. I'm usually platinum.
I'm 45, 215 and in good shape. I want to kick some ass before my knees go and I have been consdiering if a real pair of GS skis will give me better results. I can turn them. Although, I love my slalom skis.
Also, bought a speed suit as well and I'm really curious how much faster it will make me on a 20 second flat, open GS course. I look like an idiot and the wife laughs but whatever...glory days.
So, questions to you are...
GS skis make me faster on short course?
Speed suit time gain on short, flat, relatively open GS with 18 to 20 meter turns?