Originally Posted by Jamt
Interesting Primoz. I assume you don't race anymore, so why do you prefer 35m to 27? Is it just because you have free access to 35?
How do you compare the two for "recreactional" skiing?
No I definitely don't race :) Thing is, I would be much happier with old 27m skis, or even women 23m skis. They are a bit slower, which means a bit easier to handle, when there's more people on hill (just as disclaimer before someone jumps on me for being irresponsible idiot for going down 100km/h when there's full course... with more I don't mean so many I need to ski slalom between them). But problem is, that I can't get them from guys I know. Their numbers need to match on end of season, which means I get pair or two out of current stack of skis which their athletes have, I use them for winter, and I need to give them back on end of winter. Normally that's actually good thing, since this way I get new skis every year, but with this rule change, it also means, I get new 35m skis and not old 27m. And since those friends that get me this are in men WC, it also means I can't get women skis, which would be, at least in this case better option. But what the hell... you get used to them and it's not all that bad :)
As far as comparison goes, they are not all that much different. They ski very very similar, so it's not big deal. When you go between the gates, difference is bigger, but for recreational free skiing, difference is pretty small. Definitely way smaller then I though on beginning before I tried them for the first time.
Originally Posted by oldschoolskier
I wonder how many of the racers are going to be looking at the old video of races in years past to get hints on how to ski fast.
None ;) New skis, even if they have kinda similar radius to 10+ years old skis, ski completely different then those from times of Tomba did. But I guess there was thread or two about this here on Epicski, so let's not go there even in this one :)
Originally Posted by Bob Barnes
("the skier's magazine")....
Sweet! I would actually consider subscription to something like this :)