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Poll Results: What type of ski do you usually use for your first turns of the season?

 
  • 50% (17)
    SL or tight carvering ski
  • 20% (7)
    GS or longer high speed carving ski
  • 17% (6)
    Midfat (or twin that you don't use in the park much)
  • 2% (1)
    Twin tip (more park specific than midfat)
  • 5% (2)
    Powder specific (100mm + includes reverse and rockers)
  • 0% (0)
    Bump ski
  • 2% (1)
    Snow Blades
  • 0% (0)
    Snowboard
34 Total Votes  
post #31 of 46

Slalom usually. This year I haven't used anything else. Mine are only 160 cm, Elan WC from a few seasons back. We have like two pistes open, all manmade. It blows. 

post #32 of 46

I  will probably use my AC30's but not sure which category it falls into.  At one time (when the ski was introduced) it was a mid fat, now it it is a narrow waisted carver.  Not really a SL side cut or a GS side cut and like I said, not really a mid fat anymore.  So where would it fall in your poll?

 

Of course now that I have purchased a pair of Rossi Exp 98's I guess I could just call it my All Mountain Eastern Snow / Rock ski.

 

Rick G

post #33 of 46
Thread Starter 


 

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I  will probably use my AC30's but not sure which category it falls into.  At one time (when the ski was introduced) it was a mid fat, now it it is a narrow waisted carver.  Not really a SL side cut or a GS side cut and like I said, not really a mid fat anymore.  So where would it fall in your poll?

 

Of course now that I have purchased a pair of Rossi Exp 98's I guess I could just call it my All Mountain Eastern Snow / Rock ski.

 

Rick G



 

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  • Sidecut: 124/80/107
  • Radius: 16.7m @170cm

I would call that a Midfat, but I am very old fashioned.  The sidecut fits with a GS Cheater mold. 

SLs<15 meters

29 meters=>GS (beer league)>15 meters (used to be 21 and over, then 24 and over, now I believe FIS is 29)

 

Carvers<80 mm

100mm>Midfat>80mm

Powder>100mm

A lot of people will argue that carvers are now 90mm and under.  If that holds true we might eliminate the "midfat" category at some point soon.  I don't think I'll ever be able to call a 98mm a midfat personally. 

post #34 of 46
Thread Starter 


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post #35 of 46

Skis that I don't care about. I don't get too wrapped up in the type, just something that if I get a core shot or tear an edge out, it really isn't that big a deal. 

post #36 of 46

God, I did 51,000 one day and vowed never to do that again.  Too old for that stuff.
 

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it took me 8am to 4pm and it was not straight though. Id imagine going straight down you could hit a 100k here at stowe assuming the quad keeps running.



Or, if you're skating/climbing back up the mountain it is fair to count those uphill feet too IMO..

 

 

Realistically, on a good day I can do about 5K-6K in an hour and I stop and rest a little here and there.  I go downhill fast after about three hours of that though (bad pun intended).  64K in 8 hours sounds reasonable for someone younger and in good shape.



 

post #37 of 46
Thread Starter 

Looking at the somewhat sketchy conditions I will likely just go with my current main rock ski set up, which is still a GS, but a shorter one.  I'll be tearing up BPA's old 181 cm Nordica GSRs a little bit more on this tomorrow.

 

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post #38 of 46

well considerin my 1st day is usually on a local SoCal hill - Mt High or Baldy - I usually go with my old 205 Elan Comprex GS for the morning and then switch to 190 Atomic Betas for the afternoon.

Since it's usually Mt High, the spiritual temple of the clueless SoCal Bros boarder, I prefer to be movin a little faster than the general flow, and I stop behind stout trees...

So the Comprex, being a very nice carver at middlin pace is a good way to get the legs back under me. The Atomics, being a bit more old style SL, for the afternoon let me put some burn into the legs and get a day's worth of turns.

The newer stuff is reserved for the bigger hill - Mammoth - after New Yr's.

 

This weather has me worried... The rain from Sunday and yesterday completely missed Mammoth and barely laid 4-5 inches locally.  I may be spending a lot more time on the old slats, good thing I have a few pr... and a lot of candles...

BOO HOO

post #39 of 46
In October, on the WROD at A Basin, I started with the old SLs I also use for teaching Levels 1-4 because they don't hurt my knees as much when I wedge. Switched to the old Recons I have mounted for NTN gear just before Breck opened. Now riding and gouging my last year's Aftershocks.
post #40 of 46
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post

Looking at the somewhat sketchy conditions I will likely just go with my current main rock ski set up, which is still a GS, but a shorter one.  I'll be tearing up BPA's old 181 cm Nordica GSRs a little bit more on this tomorrow.

 

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Have fun tomorrow ... schedule won't permit me to head up there.  Look forward to catching up with some of the Carolinas crowd this season, though!

post #41 of 46
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post

 

29 meters=>GS (beer league)>15 meters (used to be 21 and over, then 24 and over, now I believe FIS is 29)

 



I know it's really not the point of the thread, but current FIS is > 27m for men and > 23m for women. Changes for World Cup (and Europa Cup, I think) for next year to >35 m and >30 m.

 

And for me, it's always SL skis. Usually only around 10 - 15K vertical for the first day, just getting centered over the ski, working on getting the ski rolled up on edge and getting it to bend.

post #42 of 46

My first turns this season were on my AT setup (blizzard the one) but my first lift served day was on Sultan 85s.

post #43 of 46

Whatever has wax on it.

post #44 of 46

Same skis I finished the season on last spring - fresh wax and edges - and I'm ready. When the coverage ain't great, I don't take the new stuff. Technical stuff ain't yet foremost,  just getting some turns is.

post #45 of 46


Volkl P50, GS race ski
 

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It's in the Rules.gif  You followed the same logic
 



 



 

post #46 of 46
This year it was my S7 because of a dump, only 1 core shot that day.
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