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Dynastar speed 63s?

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Thread Starter 
Hey, I got a pair of Dynastar speedcarve 63s with rossignal axial 100 bindings for $400 total on ebay. Everything was brand new and shrinkwrapped. Pretty good deal, id say. has anybody skied these skis? what do you think?
post #2 of 11
Ski, it's not clear which of the "Speed 63" models you bought. Please check out this page and let us know: http://www.techsupportforskiers.com/03skis/dynastar.htm
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Thread Starter 
oh im sorry, i didnt even know that those models existed! i guess that dynastar must have recently listed their new models for 02-03. these are the models of the previous year. here is a link to the auction i won them from---
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=1841460581 . those are the ones [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #4 of 11
The Speed Carver is the one you have. That's a great ski! The Speed SX is more of slalom type ski, and the one you have, the Speed Carver, is more of a GS type ski. You have some terrific bindings on them, too. Now that you have the skis and bindings, get out there and SKI! ooops, wait for snow, then ski - and take lessons from a certified instructor. You'll have a BLAST!

[ September 01, 2002, 07:11 PM: Message edited by: oboe ]
post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 
instructors! i dont mind the extra tips but your sort of stuck learning the instructors personal style of skiing. i cant be the only one that thinks that...
post #6 of 11
No, Ski, that's not correct. Without competent instruction, you're very likely to get into bad habits. The instructors certainly are all unique individuals, but if they are certified by the PSIA - the Professional Ski Instructors of America - they have all learned the same basic stuff. After you've had some lessons, you will develop your own skiing style, never fear! But you need to have a certain skills, and you'd be cheating yourself if you didn't get that instruction.

EDIT: P.S. One of the guys who posts here a lot is Bob Barnes. He wrote the book called "The Encyclopedia of Skiing". He's also a great guy, very informative, and FUNNY! Look for his posts in the Instruction forum. Then, send him a Private Message and ask what he thinks of all this. Hey, can't hurt, right?

[ September 01, 2002, 07:37 PM: Message edited by: oboe ]
post #7 of 11
Hey Ski,
I think you got a great deal there! I'm jealous and want to try out those Speed Carves myself. Let us know what you think after a few days on them. Here is what Peter Keelty wrote about them:

"[...] other accomplished skiers seeking the thrill of the carve but less inclined to ski on red alert are gravitating to so-called Race Carvers. RC's are similar to GS skis in that they are designed for arcing about on hard snow, but with deeper side cuts in the 105/62/95 range they enter turns more easily at lower speeds and require less physical effort and technical finesse to manage. Race Carvers etch tighter radius turns at any speed, although they are not as stable as GS skis above 40mph.
Three of the best: Atomic's BetaRaceCarve 9'20, Head's Cyber World Cup (beware similarity in name, the World Cup and the World Cup Ti are two very different beasts), and the amazingly smooth and easy Dynastar AutoDrive Speed Carve."

As for lessons, I've been on both sides of this one, but after having found a couple of exceptional instructors, I have to agree with Oboe: you'll ski better and avoid some of the unavoidable bad habits if you make an investment... I'd make the same sort of case for a truly good bootfitting.

Happy trails!
post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
what kind of bad habits do you guys mean? itd be nice to know what to look out for when im out skiing again
post #9 of 11
It's not that simple, ski - we can't just give you a list of "bad habits" tht would be meaningful. Each skier is unique, and a certified, trained instructor knows how to adjust to the skier being instructed. Really, just try this instruction business during the season and then let us know how it goes for you. Remember, even the best of the best have their coaches - this would be a fantastic way for you to get into skiing big time.

You know the two things I'd do differently if I had to do it over again? Different skis? No, because a good skier can ski well on anything and a poor skier doesn't "get good" by using different skis. The two things are:

1) FOCUS MORE ON BOOT FIT when getting equipment; and

2) TAKE A SERIES OF LESSONS TO GET STARTED ON THE RIGHT PATH; then, take a lesson at the beginning of every season after first skiing for a few times that season.

[ September 02, 2002, 10:04 AM: Message edited by: oboe ]
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
alta? by snowbird?
post #11 of 11
Just a little illustration of what a good instructor can do:-

I did an afternoon workshop at Alta with a group of about 6 others. The instructor gave each of us just one think to work on - different for each person. By the end of the lesson everyone's skiing had visibly improved.

OK, she was exceptionally good, but I have skied with many good instructors. The key is that they all pay attention to individuals particular characteristics and work on what works for that individual.
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