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post #91 of 97
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Originally Posted by Bogatyr View Post
 

It's kinda weird , this thread should go on for almost 3 full pages now only  to make 3 simple and clear points : 1- go tune your ski ;2- take a lesson; 3- be a better skier !

 

(04) Get a pair of Kastle. :D

post #92 of 97

someone let the "speculation" dogs out    is this thread a statement on human nature

 

 

Hey OP, how about an update, you are making us all look  well human

post #93 of 97
Late to the thread. I'm a shoddy skier with the same skis. They kicked me around at first, but go with it. Find something steep and groomed and go as fast as you can. Repeat until it's fun.

Surprised they didn't put you on Kendo, Brahma, or the Armada all mountain ?Invictus. Maybe they sold out.
post #94 of 97

As it has been suggested

Get the tune checked. I would imagine the shop you bought them from would do it at no cost, or little cost, if you explained your experience to them.

I would suggest you take them in as opposed to doing it yourself. Ask questions. Educate yourself. 

Its an easy starting point that could make all the difference.

 

After that it could be...several different things, most of which have been suggested.

post #95 of 97

I take it all the bickering may have scared the OP out of his own thread. We do need to keep things a tad more calm, respectful, and less intimidating when we communicate via written text. But anyway, It would be interesting to know what/if how, why, what he did and how it is working out.

post #96 of 97
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Originally Posted by rollin View Post

I take it all the bickering may have scared the OP out of his own thread. We do need to keep things a tad more calm, respectful, and less intimidating when we communicate via written text. But anyway, It would be interesting to know what/if how, why, what he did and how it is working out.

Clearly OP is too busy crush-shred-ripping the jeepers out of it on those sweet, sweet lasers.
post #97 of 97
Good lord.
Following the advice of some here the OP:
A) Should detune the tips and tails.
-Possibly the worst advice of all. Sure, ruin an expensive ski with likely a hanging burr or a bad tune. Teach that ski a lesson! Dull it to hell.

B) his Escape 5500 was a straight ski, this is why the new one is grabby.
-Despite the listed dimensions of a tip 107mm.

C) get a fatter ski.
-A snowboard would solve most issues.

D) The ski is too much for him.
- It's a Laser AX. A properly tuned FIS slalom ski with a 1deg base bevel will slide around all day at low speed.

Get the skis fixed. Then get a lesson.Read Atomicman's posts.

Fwiw, I skied a new next years ski that absolutely sucked on the groomed. And it was an 80 something carver. It only wanted to carve from the foot back. The whole ftont of the ski was a mess. We never got to examine it, but clearly it was not tuned properly. It skied throw it into the woodchipper bad though.

Kastle had a couple that were "railed" at the SIA show the first day.
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