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post #31 of 39

Did you ski these at all after going to the 3 degree side bevel or did you go straight to making a run with them?

post #32 of 39
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i skied 4-5 "laps" before stepping into the gates
post #33 of 39
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No... the skis did what I asked of them, I just don't feel like I skied my best Friday, so in turn, I'm not sure I can honestly say I felt a difference one way or another.  Need some more time on them.

 

Not switching them back by any means.  Will keep all posted.

Got it! Thumbs Up

post #34 of 39
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So Monday was another race day and what a difference.  Temps were 8F when I arrived on the hill, and about 12-13F when I left for the day.  Ran gates (12 runs) during Daily Nastar and I can definitely say "WHAT A DIFFERENCE"...  Hard pack/"squeaky" snow... waxed with CH5 (1st time, what a pain in the ass that was... but I digress).  Best times of the year for me.  Carving was 100% easier.

 

For the first time (that I can recall)... I could feel myself "trusting my skis" well out to the side... probably the best edges I've had all season.  Because there were not a lot of folks racing yesterday, I really got to work on my starts and technique.  Wish I had video to validate, but to give an example... I started racing (at 47) last year (2/16 to be exact)... a Bronze Division skier last year, now Silver.  My handicap was 37 last year, now down to 23 at my home resort, and my National handicap is now 26. 

 

Thanks for the suggestion, definitely will be leaving them at 1* and 3*. 

 

Roundtop Mountain Resort Feb. 16, 2015  Daily Nastar Presidents Day GS Yellow 29.04 35.45     Bronze  
      Yellow 29.41 37.17     Bronze  
      Yellow 27.93 30.27     Silver  
      Yellow 27.32 27.43     Silver  
      Yellow 27.05 26.17     Silver  
      Yellow 27.09 26.35     Silver  
      Yellow 26.67 24.39     Silver  
      Yellow 26.47 23.46     Silver  
      Yellow 27.85 29.90     Silver  
      Yellow 26.95 25.70     Silver  
      Yellow 26.69 24.49     Silver  
      Yellow 26.56 23.88     Silver  
post #35 of 39
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Originally Posted by dadskis21774 View Post
 

So Monday was another race day and what a difference.  Temps were 8F when I arrived on the hill, and about 12-13F when I left for the day.  Ran gates (12 runs) during Daily Nastar and I can definitely say "WHAT A DIFFERENCE"...  Hard pack/"squeaky" snow... waxed with CH5 (1st time, what a pain in the ass that was... but I digress).  

                 

sweet!

 

Swix and Maplus are very good choices for cold conditions

post #36 of 39
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Originally Posted by dadskis21774 View Post
 

So Monday was another race day and what a difference.  Temps were 8F when I arrived on the hill, and about 12-13F when I left for the day.  Ran gates (12 runs) during Daily Nastar and I can definitely say "WHAT A DIFFERENCE"...  Hard pack/"squeaky" snow... waxed with CH5 (1st time, what a pain in the ass that was... but I digress).  Best times of the year for me.  Carving was 100% easier.

 

For the first time (that I can recall)... I could feel myself "trusting my skis" well out to the side... probably the best edges I've had all season.  Because there were not a lot of folks racing yesterday, I really got to work on my starts and technique.  Wish I had video to validate, but to give an example... I started racing (at 47) last year (2/16 to be exact)... a Bronze Division skier last year, now Silver.  My handicap was 37 last year, now down to 23 at my home resort, and my National handicap is now 26. 

 

Thanks for the suggestion, definitely will be leaving them at 1* and 3*. 

 

Roundtop Mountain Resort Feb. 16, 2015  Daily Nastar Presidents Day GS Yellow 29.04 35.45     Bronze  
      Yellow 29.41 37.17     Bronze  
      Yellow 27.93 30.27     Silver  
      Yellow 27.32 27.43     Silver  
      Yellow 27.05 26.17     Silver  
      Yellow 27.09 26.35     Silver  
      Yellow 26.67 24.39     Silver  
      Yellow 26.47 23.46     Silver  
      Yellow 27.85 29.90     Silver  
      Yellow 26.95 25.70     Silver  
      Yellow 26.69 24.49     Silver  
      Yellow 26.56 23.88     Silver  

:beercheer:  You'll be at a 4 degree before ya know it! :ROTF


Edited by Atomicman - 2/17/15 at 9:51am
post #37 of 39
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waxed with CH5 (1st time, what a pain in the ass that was... but I digress).  

LOL  The harder, colder temp waxes can be a real PITA to scrape if you let them cool off a little to much.  With the 6's and colder I usually scrape while it's still slightly warmish then brush a few hours later.  If you let that stuff completely cool off, it can be a real SOB to scrape.

 

After skiing that 3 degree side edge, I bet you're wondering why the hell you didn't have a 3 degree on them sooner.  Like I said in an earlier post, I've never changed anyone's skis from a 2 to a 3 that came back and said they wanted their 2 back.  Glad to hear it worked out for you.  Food for thought, when or if you ever have them ground, don't start with a 1 degree base edge, go with something less like a .5 or .75  You could find that a little less base bevel will compliment your new found love of a 3 degree side edge.

post #38 of 39
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:beercheer:  You'll be at a 4 degree before ya know it! :ROTF


The motto should be:

 

ITS FOUR OR SKI NO MORE!

post #39 of 39
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Thanks again everyone for the help! Qualified for Nationals at Snowmass in March!!!

Love having an excuse to go ski in Colorado!
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