I am a 14 and a half year old recreational racer who is interested in trying the speed events, especially Super G. I have three years of race training and racing under my belt as of now. I race on my eighth grade middle school team, and run a NASTAR course at Gunstock Mtn, NH almost every weekend day. I am average, I would guess. At a middle school race I usually get better than 15th place, and for NASTAR, I am a gold division racer. So I guess my biggest question is, would Super G be right for me/safe to do? If so, what equipment would I need? I weigh 129 pounds and I am 5ft 10.5in. I was unable to find a sizing chart for SG skis. My longest skis right now are 175 atomic redster GS, 21.5 radius. I am guessing those would be sketchy on a Super G course, and unusable for any Downhill whatsoever. Please correct me if I am wrong. Also, are there any programs that I can do recreationally or would I need to join U.S.S.A. to race speed events? If there is any rec racing/training for speed events I might be able to do it this year, but I really don’t want to pay the late fee for a U.S.S.A. membership. (Joining a club is out of the question; too much of a time commitment, as school comes first for me. I really need to keep those a’s. However, I probably be able to get a membership next year and go without joining a club.) Any responses and information would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for your time,