Originally Posted by XLTL
I've seen this ski on big discount at skis.com without bindings and had wondered if it would work for me. I'm not looking for a race ski
, just a carver for east coast conditions that will handle my size. I'm 6'7" tall (200 cm) and weigh 230 lb. Reasonably good condition for my age (56) with gym workouts, no real on-the-road training anymore with my back problems. I ski mostly in the Poconos at 1000 ft mountains
like Blue and Elk Mountain with an annual trip to NE thrown in. As an advancing intermediate, I don't ski aggressively or too fast
, but like long GS type turns. Don't ski moguls or trees, but can navigate the bumps okay. Afraid this is too much ski for my needs and I'll be done for the day after just a few runs. I don't crank up the DIN too high either so these bindings might be out of my league. Too intriguing to not at least ask. The problem is that cheater GS/race skis don't come this long.
The bolded statements are not compatible with FIS-legal GS race skis (which is what these are).
FIS-legal GS race skis come "alive" at speeds that make the ski patrol take notice, and not in a good way. They are designed to do one thing, and that is make big turns at high speeds. You can ski them any way you like (i.e., slow, non-race turns), but you're not going to see what's so special about them. It's like buying a Ferrari to go grocery shopping. It'll work, but it wants to open the throttle, big time.