My 16-yo daughter is crossing over from ski racing to freestyle aerial as a competitor. However, she still likes to freeski as much as she can and on as many types of terrains as possible, including laying it down for speed once in a while (even on a race ski).
In her freestyle training, she is now using Full Tilt Soul Sisters, modified to achieve full upright. But, because she has been very fond of her Lange Comp Jr (with orthotics footbeds), the race boots will be her go-to boots when she is freeskiing for the day.
What is your opinion on letting her freeski on the modified Full Tilts? If she does this, will it be unsafe ? Will she fall into the backseat due to the uprightness (particularly if she crashes while she is cranking it)? Almost as importantly, will it hurt her skills and form that she has so accustomed to over the years?
What I have told her is that it's probably OK to ski bumps, pow, trees and off trail in upright position with a very slight forward flex because she can't go too crazy with the speed in these terrain anyway. But, she should switch over to her race boots when she is freeskiing for the day with a possibility of going fast.
In your opinion, am I wrong on what I told her? Would it be OK for her to ski it all in her Full Tilt and not bother with the race boots at all?