For the last couple years I've been fanatical about my gear. Much of this was so I could get rid of my excuses. If I wasn't skiing well, I wanted to know that it's a technique issue and not equipment. I now have new race boots that are definitely less forgiving than my last boots. The night before leaving to try my new boots out, I was brushing out my kinda sorta rock skis (Volkl Racetiger SL) and noticed (visually) that the base looked like there was a high spot under the waist. Broke out the true bar and sure enough there is a strip about 20" long mid ski that is convex. I'm taking for granted it's from all the side slipping carrying gate bags I did setting nastar courses and working races. I'm not sure how big the gap is but enough that is caught my eye when I wasn't looking for it. The center is definitely high. My guess is what should be a 1* base bevel is now a 2* base bevel but only under the waist. Tip and tail are flat but it is more towards the tip than the tail.
Since these are my "utility" and early season skis, I don't think it matters much, but I was also going to use these at a race coach clinic in a couple weeks. Even with that I probably wouldn't be that concerned about it but with the new boots (tried them out Saturday on different skis that are flat) and right away noticed they are way more sensitive than my last boots and I haven't gotten the canting of the boots soles done yet (need 1* on right boot) which seems it would add to this problem.
Is this concern only in my head or will I be able to tell since it is only at the waist? I can put duct tape on the bindings as a temporary shim for the boots until the fitter can do it properly, but that isn't going to be until after the coaches clinic. Last year there was a bit of one legged skiing at the clinic and though I can do it, having to compensate for something else going on won't help.
Curious what others think about this.