when people rate ski's and talk about edge grip ,Or wether the ski holds an edge , I am wondering what this really means , Edge grip is relative to speed , I am no expert , But I have skiied a couple different types of ski , The obvious thing was the Saloman screams make short turns , If I gain ANY speed they are unstable and don't hold a long slalom turn , Then I skiied some xmountain GS ski's they make long fast GS turns ,Hold a straight run with stability untill they scare me enough to slow down , Go over tracked up crud [shallow tracks ] But are hard to run the moguls , Then the dynastar 4x4 atv , An old ski I have Turns some where in the middle of the two but seems kinda stiff for me at 147Lbs , and they are unstable at high speeds , But I can make them better by making a long round turn ,
None of these skis do the same thing at all , The dynastar 170cm 4x4 atv will skid out on a short turn . But a large radius like a guess arc of a 40 foot measuring tape attached and swung , The 4x4 feels good , But they feel like a 2X4 over the moguls the tips plunge or jamb and seem to bend hard ,tipping me forward ,
So i have decided to buy the atomic blackeye ti , Is it a completely dumb Idea to buy with out demo ing a ski ?
What I would hate is if they performed like the saloman screams , Which SUCK . The guy that let me try them said the same , The Salomans have to be in a turn or they suck and he is 40 year skiier at 70 years of age ,
Any way to reiterate the other question ... what is edge hold when it is related to speed and Ice? groomed or anything in between , But mostly Snoqualmie is Ice or hardpack or some degree of hardpack ,Is edge hold ONLY a relative term ?
I ski 15 to 25 times a year can make the easy moguls with some rythim .,However the speed demons are off the Black d moguls when I am 1/3rd down , I make small jumps and scream down the blues and pass everyone except the 10% . So what ever level skiier that makes me , I am trying to get a good edge hold at Snoqualmie , which I think i have decided on the Atomic blackeye ti fo 600 A$ with binings