Originally Posted by telerod15
Don't detune. You want the edges to hold. Yes, they are designed to hook up. They will be more responsive to your input, and thus require greater skill to control than your midfats.
Just to clarify and maybe get the thread back on track, you are asking about technique, what input causes the skis to respond in this way. You say you have sorted out an issue with the uphill ski, and now the downhill ski is hooking up and your skis become convergent (wedge)? Both skis need to be tipped to the same angle. Think about keeping your shins parallel. Also, if you maintain shin pressure on your boot tongues, that might help you control the ski tips better.
Yes, I'm hoping for a little technique help here (thus the sub-forum selection). Just about everything I've learned in previous thread has helped substantially.
On my Bushwackers, the skis basically ski themselves. That's not to say I didn't apply the things sd72, JM, and JASP told me (I did, and they worked great), but the things are too easy to ski. Then going to a new pair of race stock GS skis was a nightmare. Another pair I have took a week to get used to, at which point this issue was sorted out. Another thing is the type of skiing and force applied in turns is just so different between the Bushwackers (soft) and GS skis (beefy).
But anyway, yes, parallel shins are not something I've every paid much attention to specifically. Some of the "real" racers at my hill seem to have parallel shins (and spotting that from a distance just seems to show "strong" skiing. I did notice that I had to think about that more on the GS skis.
This year has been discouraging, as I think there were only two days I had crisp carving conditions. Even in most of my races a midfat would have worked better. Perhaps I need to have patience with the weather and not force a hard-snow race ski to go into soft snow.
Another thing I noticed is that the "hookiness" happens when I try to (again, at slow speed) make too tight an arc for the radius. At 23 meters, I find if I back off and ride out large super-G C arcs, this doesn't happen as much.
It is just a shame, perhaps a reality check, because with my Bushwackers of the same length (and only 3 meters less of radius), I can pretty much make and kind of turn I want to in any snow condition. I guess that's why they call it an "all-mountain" ski.