I read the thread on weight distribution , There are instructions and pics seemingly meant toward a pro ,
I look at the pic , I am 50 YO , Have skiied about 150 times and will not be likely to ski like the picture any way . I have taken a few lessons ,
I read epic ski , then went to the boot fitter and show him my bow legs , He said it's not bad , I could overcome it with instruction ,
I find it hard to keep my legs together , They always want to drift apart and I have to work at getting them together ,
I assume the answer will be ... Go to another boot fitter , I am In Tacoma Washington if anyone knows one ,
On the other hand , I need to face reality . I am 50 Years old . Won't ever race , But will ski 12 and sometimes 25 times depending on time money work etc .
I have been an athlete to a fairly high degree , I know what a sweet spot is in performance , It just seems hard to maintain and keep my legs close enough ,
So Here is the Main part of this , [I only think ] I know what I am talking about; I have , Atomic Nomad Blackeye Ti . I find the sweet spot is where I am balanced with a little forward pressure on the boots , There is a masterful control point [for me ] Probly not for a pro ... Then it's like the ski's want to jump out and take off , I can feel the load unload, Kind of a Mild spring board effect on the turn change , That is if I face down hill and let my hips and forward shin pressure curve the ski's . If I keep them carving and facing down hill I have speed control .. But I gain speed like the skis just want to rip ,Again I have skied about 150 times and thisis pretty freakin fast for me , Except on some GS skis I had wich went kinda straight ;
As far as the Nomads :Then I skid out , Wind up turned side ways to the hill Start over . It seems the Nomads do not ski well on a slow speed , They have a sweet spot at what seems like 20 mph or maybe more ,
Basically : Is this the character of the Nomads ? stableize at a fair speed ? But feel kinda heavy and clunky , But on the other hand some what springy on the turns ?
IF I have this right , Can you guys chime in on how these can be mastered a little quicker ,
Part of my motive ! My 13 year old beats me , I am not ready for this yet ,