|Originally posted by disski:
Yah didn't try any Stocklis....
|Originally posted by Taylormatt:
I just found this forum and it looks like what I've been searching for. I'm an ex racer from college, ex ski instructor from PA and CO. I've been on skis since I was around 3 yrs old, but had given up the sport for the last 5-6 years. I have gotten back into it this winter and forgot what I was missing all those years. Anyway, I purchased new boots recently because I'm getting older (31) and can't handle squeezing into race boots (Nordica Grand Prix 90's) 1.5 sizes too small and skiing all day. I found the Nordica Waves to fit me well and provide enough performance and lots of comfort.
Now I'm onto new skis. My Rossi 7S 205 race boards just don't cut it here in PA, they were fun in Co, but not here. I'll still keep them for those real icey high speed runs, but frankly, they are kicking my butt in the bumps due to their length and the limited sweet spot. I'm not 21 anymore and can't just go throw those boards around all day [img]smile.gif[/img]
I'm looking to demo the following on a trip to Snowshoe in a few weeks, looking for suggestions on these or others:
Volkl Vertigo (G3 perhaps?)
Volkl Super Sport 4
Volkl P50 Platinum
Atomic C8, C9
Atomic R8, R9
Nordicas are also available to demo...any ideas?
I'm 6-2 210, love race inspired boards [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img] , but need a bit more forgiveness to ski the bumps anymore. I ski it all, pow (like we get it here), crud, steeps, trees, bumps...I need some good recs for an all mountain board that will still hold well on the patented PA ice (which is just about every day) I'm likely going to look into the 180-182 length. Thanks for any insight you can give since I've been totally out of the ski scene basically since parabolics came out.
|Originally posted by dadibones:
Don't forget technique....don't let old school style affect your judgement of new school shapes. I to returned to skiing after a 10 year hiatus (I am 47 though) and it took a bit to get the hang of the new requirements to make the shapes to perform.
|Originally posted by oboe:
.....Work on technique, and the mid-fats will find their place in your heart.