|Originally posted by Need BB:
My skis are 2003 Rossignol 9S WC race stock 150cm, which is a great ski for the entire mountain!
Um, I think you're a little crazy if you think a 150 cm race stock SL ski is a "great ski for the entire mountain".
Just because a ski is race stock, doesn't mean it's stiff. My P30 gs race stock are signifigantly softer than the commercial version in the same length.
If you're not flexing a ski, it is indicated by the ski's midsection won't come down into the snow when you're at high angulation. This is fairly subtle in most cases. You will mainly have trouble making a carved turn much shorter than the ski's turn radius.
Alot of real deal WC GS race stock skis have a sidecut radius in the 25+ meter range, the turns are made by angulation and bending of the ski. I have a 26m sidecut on my stormriders, and have no problem bending them into a gs turn at high speed and angulation. I can make a very small gs turn on my 195 cm x-screams with 22m sidecut, with lots of angulation, on hard snow (no boot out). That's why many real race stock skis have a ~68mm waist, so they can be skied with extreme angulation.