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post #31 of 44

Just have come back from my tour.  St Anton was amazingly wild and Austrian guys like high pace and climbing with skis on while Italian side, the guys like to relax and enjoy the ride  ( but I was glad that i was with more experienced guys who saved me from very sticky situations,mainly due to the lack of my experience, though all of them were impressed that I was able to free ride just after to years from learning how to ski)!  I had a bit of a scary ride with them.  took me a day to recover.  When we got down I was feeling accomplished and relieved.  But when they mentioned that there was a second ascent I had a shock and bailed out.  These guys are made of rock!  

 

The skis are amazing and they were the right size in tight spots and on pistes and now problem at high speed especially in crud when you have to take a lot of short turns.  Superb!  Though yesterday and today after a heavy snow fall I realized that I had to fall back a lot on the back of my skis to release the weight from the fronts in order to make them to surface.  Also, when free riding in a really deep snow they would go really well till I would slow down.  Though on moderate and very dodgy icy descends I was glad that they were short.  

 

When in sankt anton I realized how poor my skiing T

technic is.  I was simply told by my off piste teacher that I ski with power and not the skills and not ready to go touring and should pay him for more off pistes lessons, but I did go anyway.  In Sankt Anton everyone tends to have gigantic skis, fat and long whereas in Val Gardena, dolomites it's short and slim (their ski lifts ski racks couldn't even fit my skis in so I had to put them into snowboard's racks).  (Kitzbuhel I wont mention as I was caught in a storm)

 

Basically,  After yesterday I began to think to get longer skis in 176cm ( I am 175 cm and 80kg), though my turns are yet far from perfect (not alpine style yet)

 

So If any one wants to buy my skis or have an advise how to sell them, please let me know.  I had them fully serviced by a really good ski servicing technician.

post #32 of 44

Sounds like an adventure Boris.  Good for you!

 

One tip: if skiing powder and you have demo style bindings on your skis, move your bindings back 1cm. It will help keep your tips up. 

 

Likewise, if you buy a longer pair of skis, you may find the 1cm forward of center is a good place to start until you start to get used to pressuring the shovels. Especially true with Kastles, but not a bad idea for anybody when moving up a size in ski. 

post #33 of 44

Thank you for a good tip!  I have Marker Baron bindings.  I thought once they are fixed you can't move it unless you drill new holes which is a not a good idea.  Am I wrong?  Did I get it right, by moving center of gravity closer to the front tips of the skis will make them feel shorter and thus easier to turn?

post #34 of 44

Yes, unfortunately, you can only do this with demo bindings. Otherwise, you are correct that shifting you weight can achieve some of the same result. 

post #35 of 44

I've been told by a well-known ski writer that the technique that works in these conditions is to weight the heels - NOT to lean back, NOT to lift the ski tips, but just weight the heels. That allows the tips to react to the conditions and presents the tips from diving. YMMV.

post #36 of 44
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Originally Posted by BorisJurash View Post
 

Thank you for a good tip!  I have Marker Baron bindings.  I thought once they are fixed you can't move it unless you drill new holes which is a not a good idea.  Am I wrong?  Did I get it right, by moving center of gravity closer to the front tips of the skis will make them feel shorter and thus easier to turn?

 

The baron has a funky ramp angle.  It skis completely differently than most retail bindings.  Every time I get on a ski with a Duke or Baron, I feel off balance.  Might be partially why you are having issues.  

post #37 of 44
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Originally Posted by dawgcatching View Post
 

 

The baron has a funky ramp angle.  It skis completely differently than most retail bindings.  Every time I get on a ski with a Duke or Baron, I feel off balance.  Might be partially why you are having issues.  

Any way to adjust the ramp angle in the Baron?

post #38 of 44

 . . . and how is the ramp angle on the Baron different? Higher heel?

post #39 of 44

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post #40 of 44

Holy Moly!  what a weekend, Oboe and WTFH both posting in different threads!  greetings sir!

post #41 of 44

Hey, Skier_J!   Great to hear - or read - your voice!  Haven't heard from WTFH in ages! By the way, to be technically correct - it's oboe, not Oboe.

post #42 of 44

I was not very impressed by Baron either. 

post #43 of 44

Barons had issues with their breaks ( very bendy) and it has loads of places where ice and snow gets in.  not ideal if you are touring and then come off a binding in a deep snow.  The walking mode is hard to engage and put it back into down hill - you need to press on it hard.  all these minute efferots take a lot of your energy reserves, which is ok in bound but not out bound on  steep descents/ascents,  over engineered in my opinion

post #44 of 44

Hey Guys,

 

I am trying to sell my Kastle FX94 166cm + Baron Marker Bindings + Kastle Skins (the skins have not been used)  The skis have been used for one 18 days skiing trip only.  Have been checked by technician and was told that they are in perfect condition.  Any advise where I can sell them or if any one interested?

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