Originally Posted by Whiteroom
^^ I'd rather stick my head in a microwave while I chew on tinfoil.^^
"Night League" means you can ski whatever you like, FIS rules do not apply, you'll ski fastest on a ski you are comfortable on and used to, chances are you'll have more fun and be more willing to free ski on a 'cheater' ski like the Nordica GSR Evo than on a true GS ski... but at the end of the day your ski choice isn't going to radically change where you place. It's fun to think a 'better' ski will help us out-pace our competition, but it just doesn't make much difference at all. I'll bet most beer league/ night league/ NASTAR skiers who own a dedicated race stock ski that only gets used for 'racing' would perform better if they just gave their everyday ski a really good tune. It's hard to stay aggressive if you aren't confident, it's hard to be confident if you aren't comfortable.
Didn't say get involved. The discussion and impact of ski ski, length, width was actually very well discribed you just have to get past the frustration in the thread.
In short the long ski and longer radius are faster, but the shorter skis/radius are more comfortable. Question is how uncomfortable are you willing to be I believe it was Skiracer55 that made that excellant observation in the thread.
I personally ski a GS FIS legal ski (mind you on the short side and therefore not legal for me) as my everyday ski. Love it. Can you say CHEAT . Little older, not enough days on the slopes, take any advantage I can get without giving up performance (noticable).
Best advice try some skis (friends skis if available and they let you), give you a good base line what to look for.