|Originally posted by wizard:
I know its not polite to ask a woman what their weight is, but I'm asking you because I'm curious as to which skis you prefer. I'm a light weight myself and have had a hard time on some of the stiffer skis. Which skis are you using or prefer for a phat?
I'm very heavy, I have done weight-building stuff since I was a little kid, so I am a walking beach ball! Most of it's muscle...
Not sure what teh current weight is, but it seems to hover around 70kg, sometimes it goes up (when not skiing!). I'm 160cm.
I used to like big muscle skis; I skiied the X Scream in a 187, and teh Mod X Pro in similar size (188 from memory) and loved both of them, specially the Pro. I'd still like a pair of those.
I tested the Stockli Easy Rider last year, but got dazzled by the Stockli Raver XP which is a heavy euro super-carver full of metal. but the massive sidecut (11m radius) made them very twitchy in soft heavy snow, and they were horrible in moguls (shovel is 120mm). And I think they have perverted my skiing style a bit: being carvers, they want you to follow the tips with your body.
So I went back to mid fats, and tested the Stormriders and Easy Rider for a week. Didn't like the stiff resistant feeling of the Stormriders...we just don't have big enough mountains for them here in Oz, I think!
Teh Easy's are lovely, they are fattish, their stats are 110, 72, 100 (from memory, waist might be 73) and they bend beautifully, yet they go fast enough for me and punch through piles of spring gunk. The perfect ski! Oh, and they were cheap.
I think that i have just become a bit lazy, I don't want to use so much effort when I ski. and for teaching, you need a ski that won't interfere too much, or resist turning at slow speeds.