Looking for some advice - Saturday was my first day on a pair of used Rossignol E98s and I had a very difficult time. I noticed as soon as I got off the chair they were difficult to keep parallel, I was naturally making a wedge. In order to get the skis straight it took quite a bit tension on my knees and was very tiring and painful by the end of the day. Additionally, when making a turn, my outside ski had a tendency to slip out, again making a wedge. This happened on every turn, even on simple groomed runs. I fought this all day. I also tried switching the skis on opposite feet and had the same issue. Towards the end of they day I put my old skis on (a beat up pair of 185 K2 Apaches) and didn't have a problem. I've been so excited to try these new skis and now feel like I have some buyer's remorse.
I'm not the greatest skier (intermediate/advanced) and will be the first to admit I have cringe-worthy form (which I'm working on), but this seemed excessive. This wasn't an issue with my old skis, so I naturally started thinking it was the skis and/or bindings. But now I'm wondering if it's just a more advanced ski showing off my weaknesses. The skis are used and have the Axial2 120 bindings that were adjusted by a pro shop for my boots. Did I just buy too much ski for my skill level or is there something else I should look at? I haven't had a day of skiing this frustrating in years! If it's just a form and strength issue, I guess that's a good thing and will give me something to work on. I'm just surprised that different skis make that much of a difference.