Originally Posted by Yuki
The P-50 will probably be a much better choice than the P-10 ..
I strongly suspect that you were far "behind" the longer ski; you spent more time catching up with the ski than you did on your line.
Look for the most improvement to come at the start and the finish. Watch how many skating steps the top runners are using to get to the first gate and do not exceed that number .... start skiing the course.
Look at the last three gates and the line you want through them. Usually you can tuck the last two or three.
What are you wearing? Get down to a sweater and a vest. A jacket can cut down your time and hopefully on the shorter skis ... you will be striving for speed instead of scrubbing it off.
progress towards being able to go down cliping the gates as I go without
straddling. So far I have deliberatly not made contact with a gate on the way down. Once I have have gained confidence with the gates I will then
look at a ski suit but maybe next year, as my aspirations this year revolve around developing technique.