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post #31 of 38
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 I haven't skied them off piste and wont for the foreseeable future because of all the powder we have been getting....

Brag, brag, brag...

post #32 of 38
Tpj, you should try your slalom skis in bumps.i did, and they are pretty hard to ski.they don't slide very well.
post #33 of 38
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Originally Posted by TheRusty View Post

TPJ,

 

And you are a typical advanced skier? Hmmm...

Not quite typical, but not a skier with any race experience or a great short turn.  They were not nearly as demanding as I expected them to be.  In fact I think my 180 E98s are a bit harder to ski and carve though a variety of turn shapes than the slalom skis proved to be.

post #34 of 38
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Originally Posted by Metaphor_ View Post

 

I can't speak to GS skis, but FIS graded slalom skis are too stiff and tiring for the typical advanced skier doing all mountain skiing, or even groomer skiing.

I think part and parcel is what your attitude is towards skiing.  Are you aggressive hard driving or more of cruiser (or maybe both).   Personally, I love to push a ski hard no matter the speed (slow or fast) and make it do what its designed to do.  If I can do that on a consistent basis I'm please with my skiing regardless of my ability (yes I'm on the better end of the scale, but that's how I got there).

 

GS FIS rated skis yes work and are lovely to ski, I'll know about FIS rated SL skis shortly biggrin.gif.

post #35 of 38
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Originally Posted by rod9301 View Post

Tpj, you should try your slalom skis in bumps.i did, and they are pretty hard to ski.they don't slide very well.

 

I don't think that I've ever been on a ski I couldn't schmearbiggrin.gif.  I did the usual list of slipping drills like pivot slips, falling leaf, flat spins, ect... on the slalom skis with no real problems.  My tune on those is 3/4 edge and 1 base.

post #36 of 38
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Originally Posted by rod9301 View Post

Tpj, you should try your slalom skis in bumps.i did, and they are pretty hard to ski.they don't slide very well.

 

Might be just what I need to break out of the pivot skid model that Nailbender says I am usingwink.gif.

post #37 of 38

  fis Sl's are demanding as a groomer ski....and that's what makes em funbiggrin.gif

post #38 of 38

@ Metaphor_

 

I've had a chance to ski FIS SL skis Saturday.  Great  (Small local hill)yahoo.gif,  What a rush on narrow (compared to out west or out east) groomers.

 

I guess the question is really if your a powerhouse skier (not always about speed) or a more relaxed skier on whether or not you'll love the stiffer skis.

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