So I am back into skiing, 2nd season after 20 year layoff. And I am having all kinds of trouble with days we get a snow fall and it get's piled up by skiers, to the point that I took a bad spill just trying to turn in the stuff. Edges dug in and I went right over my skis.
I can't imagine anyone telling me what I'm doing as you obviously aren't seeing me ski, but is there a technique I should be using on shaped skis when hitting stuff my skis want to get burried in. I am old school East Coast skier, but don't confuse that with skidding, that's not how I've ever skied. I've always skied edge, unweight, to edge.
I will admit on one particularly bad day of built up sugar, I went in and got a softer, wider pair of skis (Head Rally) and they were much better, but I don't believe in having a ski make you a better skier, I"d prefer to learn to deal with 3-6 inch powder days or pushed around crud on.my hard pack cordoroy loving fully cambered GS cheaters (which are awsome on most days). I know it is not the ski, it's me.
I've never had this issue when I used to ski. Last skis were Dynamic VR27 and before that VR17s (before they were atomic), I skied hardpack, off trail (back when you got kicked off the mountain for doing so), bumps et al. No real issues with deeper snow, just plowed through it.
The other consideration is my condition which is at best described as soft and weak, with bad knee because of atrophy (sp?)..... read desk jockey.
LIke I said, nice hardpack, ice, corduroy, I am carving away at speed, down the fall line with short carved Sl turns or long fast gs turns,,,, but hit that crud and I'm a lost puppy who has fallen more in one week then in 30 years.
I have considered taking a lesson or two from an instructor who has skied before and after shaped skies.
Any suggestions or description of technique to handle the crud/ eastern deep stuff.