Hello all! I've been reading this forum for a while and now finally am making a first post.
How does this work? Lets see... My name is Matt. I'm 6'4" 210# and I'm a bad skier. I used to be a good skier as a kid when I grew up on the east coast skiing every week I could till i was about 12. Haven't jumped back on skis for 18 years until 2012. I seemed to get out there on a guys ski trip in 2012 and feel pretty confident about my abilities as I was skiing on-piste with decent speed and felt in control. A little more cautions on groomed blacks but still pretty confident. Well...with one exception. I knew whatever I was doing (which I'm sure was not skiing) looked horrible. I felt there was a problem in my boots but since it's been so long and equipment has changed so much I didn't really know what to look for. But I did know this... I was dealing with a problem of wobbling tips / skis.
I'll post a link to a youtube video of what I'm talking about below, it's not great quality as it was just a chesty gopro that happened to be pointing down a bit, but hopefully you'll get the hint. It's varied terrain in Blue Sky Basin @ Vail.
I'm trying to nail down if this is a problem of:
A) Me in the back seat
B) Boot fit
C) Skis too aggressive - Volkl Mantra 191s
D) Lack of leg strength
I know you can't see a lot from the video, however I figured I'd ask for a few ideas on what could cause this erratic ski behavior as I'll be back again next week. I've planned a private lesson for day 2 but thought I'd have something to warm up with.
Blue Skies & Fresh Pow!