Darn - typo in the title. I mean to say "turny" non-FIS courses.
Me: 6'4, 230 lbs., 32 yo male
Newish skier (3 seasons, approximately 100 days) but good ski technique - have skied with a lot of coaches, just getting into racing
1. East coast beer league at Nashoba Valley in Massachusetts - GS gates, but almost like a "Super Slalom" - very short turny course. Example of the course here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2FPx6QTD9Y
2. Gates every weekend at Sunday River in Maine with the Adult Seasonal program. A bit longer turns closer to GS but not a full FIS GS course. The coach who sets the gates skis on Atomic D2s, 19m radius @ 179.
Midway through last season I started skiing on a pair of FIS slalom skis @ 170. I care more about progressing as a skier than shaving a few tenths off my time in the beer league, so I'm looking for something more suited to carivng the gates on the weekends. The slalom skis work okay at Nashoba, but are a bit short for any sort of speed, and the radius is pretty short for the courses we're running at Sunday River. I'm looking for something -at least- 179, and hoping for something in the 183-185 range. A radius in the high teens would be perfect. Seeing as how we're on the east coast, good edges are critical.
Let me know if you've got something that may be helpful, or if you can recommend something that'll work.