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Straight up no-BS question... does skiing on dual-radius Fischer Progressors screw up technique?

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Title says it all.

 

Straight up, does spending time on dual-radius skis screw up feel and technique for single-radius skis?

 

From long bouts I was on the progressors, switching to single-radius skis, it felt weird.

 

 

Thoughts?

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Originally Posted by Vitamin Ski View Post

Title says it all.

 

Straight up, does spending time on dual-radius skis screw up feel and technique for single-radius skis?

 

From long bouts I was on the progressors, switching to single-radius skis, it felt weird.

 

 

Thoughts?



never really noticed when I owned mine. who knows maybe it does screw up your technique.

post #3 of 5

I have some 9s and haven't noticed any negative effects when I switch to 'normal' skis. What part of your technique do you feel has been screwed up?

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I have some 9s and haven't noticed any negative effects when I switch to 'normal' skis. What part of your technique do you feel has been screwed up?



It seems the bottom parts of the turns are way different.  Because the front of a progressor has small radius, going into the turn is really tight and quick.  But then, the backside's bigger sidecut kind of eases you out and prevents across-the-hill bottoms characteristic of normal-taper on single-radius skis.

 

I know for sure the two radius systems feel different to me, but don't know if skiing on the one messes the other up.

post #5 of 5

Screwed up only if you become overly dependent on technology to shape your turns. I felt the same way about shaped skis when they frist came out. It was so easy to carve a clean two track arc you didn't have to work at it anymore. Go down to a thrift store or pawn shop and buy a pair of 80's vintage GS skis and make turns on those. Once you can carve clean tight turns on those, slap on the new skis and ski them the exact same way and see what happens.

 

Just be aware that technology can make you lazy or it can challenge to new peaks. In any case, you now have experienced dual radius and that's another technique arrow in the quiver. You can never have too much experience with different styles. Some day you may need an ancient technique to pull your fat out of the fire and it'll be there for you.

 

In another thread a guy was having trouble carving short radius turns. Some one suggested he needed new skis!

Buying new technology doesn't force you to abandon the development physical skills. It should enhance them and open up new opportiunities.

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