@Epic, weak snow year for sure and coupled with the warmest winter on record....eeek
@ tdk6, sorry about the shaky video and I wish my boy would have been closer, oh well, iPhone video is better than none I guess. I bought a pair of 2005 Head Monsters from the used store a couple weeks ago. They've got a softer shovel and the first time I used them I was amazed how the softer shovel would hook up and hold in a carve. The softer shovels are also working great in the moguls, I'm much more relaxed and absolutely ripping an occasional backside CARVED turn (not all the time, but I've felt it fully hooked up a few times already) . This video was the first run down Mid Warm Springs on these skis, I handed my iPhone to my boy and said let's give it a try. I've never been able to hold an acr'd carve down this run, pretty steep for groomed, and am actually amazed they'll hold without breaking loose, fun and a little scary to hold that 180 degree turn.
@ TheRusty, thanks for the feedback.
I do see the tip lead and also the up move at transition you are describing.
I'm thinking the exaggerated tip lead is coming from my QCT technique where I drive my inside foot forward into the turn finish. It sure is a cool feeling loading up that inside ski and having it hold like that on the groomed, this is new to me.
I'm quite comfortable loading that inside ski, I'm sure it's ingrained in memory. I'll see what I can do about minimizing it. I'll also try to minimize the up move at transition, maybe with the [mod edited -"P"] move. I do like coming down with my weight into the apex of the turn where I need to generate the most pressure to insure the edges don't break loose though. I need more time on these sticks to play with this.
This hooked up turn is so different than my tight turns in regards to where the most pressure occurs. The hooked up turns in the video seem to be at the apex ( 3 & 9) where the short turns are at 6 (turn finish).
The bottom of the turns from 3-6 & 9-6, where I have huge tip lead, are where I'm most relaxed and in the "park & ride" stance, pressed forward. I've got all the speed I can handle on this pitch, so I'm looking to maintain the speed as opposed to accelerating which I may want to do on a flatter pitch. Around here it seems I'm hooked up, trying to stay on the run and not mow anyone.
Since this is the first ski I've had that can stay hooked up at this pitch and speed throughout a turn, I'll be experimenting and trying to see just how much pressure they will hold at.
Thanks again for the MA.