Looking for some feedback on what is going on with my new Ski Logik Depth Hoar powder skis. I am a big guy, 6'4", 245lbs. The skis are full rocker, 191 cm, 143mm under foot. Yes, 143 is right. They look like water skis. For someone my size, they should ski like a 120mm ski.
Had them out for the first time in 5" new snow. When in untracked snow, they felt great. I was at Saddleback in Maine on groomers and in some glades (no open bowls or terrain). Pretty good in tracked snow too. But when I got on a groomer, or even worse, and icy slope, they were like standing on roller skates. The couldn't get any grip at all. I am mounted on the mfg line for the ski, but on the hardpack I felt mounted way too far forward. On the untracked, they felt OK.
I am an expert skier and can adjust easily to most skis. These were the most confusing ski I have ever been on. The bottoms were pretty flat and the edges were sharp. When I actually measured the base bevels, they were large. About 3 deg through the front of the ski and 2 degrees through the back.
I know rocker skis will feel different and I could sense that. I had to ski these more neutral and centered than a camber ski. It wasn't the rocker or the width causing this weird behavior, I feel pretty sure. My thinking is it was the base bevels being so high that on a hard surface I literally couldn't get an edge into the slope. I was watching the skis roll onto edge as I was sliding sideways along the trail and there was no grip. These felt a lot like being on cross country skis.
At first I though I have to remount the bindings, but I think I should get a base grind back to 1 deg. and try them again.
What are your thoughts? of what is causing the extreme lack of control.