I need help with a question about equipment and proper technique.
This winter I skied in the SLC resorts (mostly Solitude and Snowbird, inbounds) with brand new Rossignol Sickles (182cm). They were pretty awesome on groomers and in soft smooth snow off-piste. I was very eager to learn to ski powder after several winter vacations in UT with poor snow.
We got several days of fresh, so my excitement level was through the roof. Things were looking good, but once the snow became choppy (deep & soft chop) and even a bit bumpy I had to work hard to keep vertical balance (in the fore-aft plane) while holding edges flat, or carving, or slarving. They bounced me a lot and I never experienced this before, with the same boots (Full Tilt Classic - flex 60 out of 100), and with other skis that I owned before, like '13 Bibby Pros, Rossignol S3, and B2, going back in time. The skis had initially fresh wax and the tips and tails were detuned. The Griphon bindings are mounted on the recommended line.
I am 42 y.o., 140 lbs, and 5'10" tall. I consider myself an advanced skier, able to go on UT black diamond slopes with decent confidence. I prefer to ski off piste.
Since I only ski 10 days per year, my progress towards perfection is painfully slow. I am a rather skinny guy who spends his work day on a computer, so my conditioning is so-so, but I exercise several times a week and at 4PM on the slope I want more.
So the question for the forum is this: is the balancing (bouncing) problem from the skis, wax, boots (a bit soft), a combination? or it's my technique?
Did anyone experience similar issues ? I understand that without a video of me skiing one can't comment objectively on the technique.
The Sickles are twintips, have no camber under foot, and just a small rocker of ~3-8mm at the tips and tails. The waist is 110mm and the shape has no tip/tail taper. Its radius is about 21m. When on edge, the full ski length cuts through the snow. Their weight is about 2-2.1 kg per ski. The ski flex is about medium and I remember the Bibby Pros were stiffer.