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Help me with my groomed/no-new-snow ski

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Hey

 

Height - 180cm

Weight - 155lbs

Ability level - Advanced.  Double blacks at kicking horse and Revelstoke etc

 

Current quiver

 

2009 Tokyo Nights Volkl Gotama 176

2011 Rossi S7

2008 Dynastar Contact 10

 

So this thread is aboot my dynastar contact 10's.

 

Truely i do love them, and they have been a great ski for me.  But Its time to accept the fact that when there is no new snow I avoid groomed runs and stick to moguls most of the time. The contact 10 does little to absorb any of the energy when slamming into bumps and though I know my bump skiing needs to improve. I find I have an easier time going through them on my S7 then my contact 10 because of the forgiving tips.  

 

Am i doing something wrong here?

 

Or would a softer ski allow me to be more aggressive while skiing bumps. 

 

open to ideas?

post #2 of 8

The C10 is not a forgiving ski. There are many skis in the low 80's underfoot that will give you 7/8th of the on snow performance of the Contact but be much more playful in bumps and the other areas.

 

Blizzard 8/1/8.7

Dynastar Legend 85

Kastle LX82

Nordica HR Burner

Head Peak 84

 

just to name a few. 

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well im perfectly willing to admit that im not the best mogul skier and also perfectly willing to admit that it could just be my technique but they (the dynastars) sure dont seem like they flex... at all.  I love the chalange moguls present and they give me something more entertaining to do with my time then just ski groomers when i cant go powder hunting.  The reason i was thinking 85 is because then they will be a more useful all mountain ski when there is only a little bit of new snow.

 

Im also thinking i want a little bit of "all mountain rocker" or mild rocker in the tips.  seems like it does a good job helping with energy dissipation. 

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well im perfectly willing to admit that im not the best mogul skier and also perfectly willing to admit that it could just be my technique but they (the dynastars) sure dont seem like they flex... at all.



They're just fine for me at 210lbs  wink.gif

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They're just fine for me at 210lbs  wink.gif



maybe its because that extra weight helps you flex the skis?  i ski a full tilt seth in a 8 tongue and i heard if your heavier the boots feel flimsy so everything skiing is weight dependent far more then height.  my s7s are super fun and are a 188cm length.  i get bounced around very badly on the contact 10's in crud

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If bumps are your issue, you will get more out of a good mogul lesson than any ski.

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If bumps are your issue, you will get more out of a good mogul lesson than any ski.



hopefully ill be starting with that this weekend.   Ill report back once its done. 

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I wanted to bump this back up as i had the pleasure of skiing the E83 in a 168 and the E88 in a 178.  First of all the E88 in 178 is WAY too long for me, especially for what i described above, but i had a blast on the 83.  I wonder if the 170 E88 would be as fun?  I did this skiing out east even though im usually skiing out west.

 

Oh, and the 83 was a joy in the moguls, i have never been on a ski that responds so quickly.  once we have aboot 3 inchs of snow or more im on the S7 anyway so now its just a matter of deciding between E88 in a 170cm length and the E83 in a 168 length. 

 

Hard choice.   i only weigh 150 lbs so the 170 is right.  just cant decide which would be there better everyday ski when im not on the S7

 

Any other choices I have not thought of?

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