I went to a ski shop and got a new pair of skis (I told the guy I wanted all mountain skis that I could carve better on) and he recommended I get a pair of Stockli Laser AXs at 175.
My previous skis were K2 Escape 5500s at around the 170-175cm area. I got them at a yard sale for 20 bucks :).
I went to ski with them for the first time today and I really sucked.
I used to be able to do pretty much every slope in my local resort without any trouble on my old skis. I was skiing backwards (albeit slowly) and stopping on a dime with no problems.
I don't know why but I wasn't able to ski like I did before. I was very unsure of myself and kept feeling like I was out of balance. I felt as if the edges of my skis would suddenly grab something and go in a direction I did not intend going. It was weird.
One of the biggest things I noticed was how hard it was for me to just skid around. For some reason I couldn't skid and keep my skis under control the way I wanted to. Very frustrating and it made me feel like a complete newbie.
Another strange thing was, at lower speeds I had crap control of these skis. Once I managed to gain some speed, I was better able to utilize them... I have no idea why this was the case.
The conditions were packed powder from grooming the day before, and it was snowing the whole day... So I guess it would be packed powder with a layer of 2-6 inches of fresh snow thats been skiied on? I'm guessing its called "crud"?
Do I just got to get used to these skis or something? Were the conditions just bad? Something else? Why do I suck now?
Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Edited by diesel47 - 2/9/16 at 6:46pm