Hey All, Hoping you can give me some tips on a new ski for me. I've never really had any race training but I like to enter comps now and then. I've done OK in the past with one top finish at DIck's Ditch on Kastle MX-88s several years ago. I'm 6' 210 3 y/o.
Last weekend I entered the Banzai at Squaw and skied on my Dynaster Legend Pro Rider 105s (192cm). It was a witeout on washboard terrain down KT 22. I qualified and made it to the semi-finals but on my practice runs I ripped one of my Griffon's heel pieces out of the ski. I ended up racing on rental Mantra's
Anyway, I've had them remounted (Moved the binding a bit) but I don't really trust them. I came across a pair of the Dynastar Speed Course WC skis last weekend for a good price and bought them. It has been years since I skied a race ski (2004-6 I competed in the Aspen town series on Fischer RC4 SL 161 and GS 185). I took the Dynastars out on Wednesday at Alpine meadows and did a few fast laps on the groomers with them to get a feel.
I don't have a lot of time to get really smooth on them as the next race is this weekend at Alpine. I'm going to take them out at Kirkwood tomorrow and so some runs down the old KW Banzai course to get comfortable and test them out.
Here is my question.
What do I need to focus on to get the most out of the ski? Driving the tips? Hands up? Dual edge pressure 60/40? etc.
My current quiver is MX88- 188, MX76 17x, Legend 105 192, Rossi Super,7 19X, Libery Genome. As you can see I've been riding some decent sidecuts and some fatty/rocker. I could feel adjustments I needed to make on the Dynastars right away.
I'm going to see how comfortable/fast I get tomorrow and then make a decision about riding the legends again or bringing out the WC ski. Any tips to work on tomorrow/Saturday are appreciated