Well after months of waiting to try my new ski
first time out this year and Our little Mountain received 10 inches so off I went.
About me 6'1" 220 Lbs Intermediate skier, Level 6, A Powder Wannabee
Gypsy ski 152/125/148
Former ski used 1 season for Powder Rossi S7 also have Rossi s3
Mounted at +1 from BC I wanted them -1 got them back at +1 "Gypsy's have a natural forward mount"
so I thought that having them at +1 was too far forward for me first off.
First thought was wow this is wide but after a few turns of a soft groomer it seemed to do fine.
On my first run I felt enough confidence to take it down threw some powder I should state all the runs I did were "Blue Runs""
no Black Diamond.
Even with the full reverse camber I thought that it was a little difficult to turn in the powder
I thought riding a banana shaped ski would be a piece of cake.
It busted threw crud great
I am comparing this Gypsy ski to my Rossi s7 which seemed to get tossed around some.
I switched back and forth from my s7 to the Gypsy thought out the day
same runs back to back
Remember I am only a level 6 skier Powder Wannabe.
Level Six skiers confidently make parallel turns on blue runs but do not ski many advanced trails. Level Six skiers use their poles to time turns. A Level Six skier is interested in learning to ski better on more challenging terrain. Including Powder
I tried leaning back and leaning forward I believed staying just right centered worked the best.
But I just felt there was something lacking with the ease of turning. Not very much ski in front of me and a lot behind feeling.
I was expecting a more bouncy playful ski
I did notice when the ski went a little faster it like it and I felt it turned easier.
But then I start to have control issues. Too Fast for my liking.
I called Icelantic Skies in Colorado spoke to a very friendly guy and told him what I felt and he told me
That he skies his Gypsy's mounted at -4 from boot center and that the forward mount was for switch skiers.
He likes that forward leaning "chins in front of boot feel"
and he told me to maybe go out again and get used to the forward mount and at that point maybe move them back to -2
I am thinking just go ahead right now and move them back , I really could feel a lot of tail on the ski
What do you guys think Move the Mount back a few or stick with it?
Question would moving the mount back help me out with having a more playful ski?