Originally Posted by davluri
When I hear "tails catch" I think of a turn that did not come around all the way because the tails either didn't get hopped far enough or the tails didn't release enough to slide far enough. both in the case of a tail push type turn. This happens a lot with a ski that is too much for someone, like moves that were sufficient fail to get the job done with the new skis.
Also, check that the skis are tuned to ski, as in, perhaps taking the new sharpness off of the tips and tails.
Thank you for the replies, guys. I am 6'0" 195. I think a lot of what you have said is most likely the case, but I should most likely spend a few more days to allow for adjustment to the shoguns. After giving a good look to the 183 goats and the 182 shoguns, there is a slightly longer tail on the Shoguns that was not initially detuned at all. I wore
By "tails catching", I do not mean catching together. By catching my tail, I am referring to a much of what Davluri said in not getting my skis around as I easily do on my 183 gotamas or older 177 bridges (I no longer have). My initial feeling was that the tail catching was totally on my part due to fatigue (This season I went cold turkey out of shape to 5 full consecutive days on as my first of the season), a new ski with sharp contact points, and jumping right into challenging terrain. When I went back to the gotamas one day, I had no issues, which leads me to believe I was using the less sidecut, softer tail, and detuned edges on the gotamas as a crutch.
With all this being said, last year while in shape, I used my 183 goats for five days at Breckenridge, and I felt that they weren't enough ski while skiing at speed in steeper, chopped, above treeline terrain. It's amazing how different terrain and different snow can make a ski feel like either a twig or a tank strapped to your foot. I am still fairly new to skiing and equipment so I'm learning every day.