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RX8's were a good choice thanks!

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Well I went up to my local resort this past friday morning and didn't leave till Sunday evening when the last lift shut down. So I had about 22 hours total skiing this weekend (including lift lines ).

I've only ever ski'd straight skis in the past. Thats what I learned on and used for around 10 seasons.

These RX8's have some curves to them and at first I found it hard to ski on them. Every time I went in a straight line I would get a little wobble going. Took some time to realize these skis were not meant for going straight, these skis like to be on edge and my god I have never felt anything quite like it. The only way I can describe it is a train on tracks. Once I get proper angle and the edges hook up, its like I'm on a rail. awesome feeling! These skis just love turning. I honestly didn't know what I was missing.

A little off topic: To those that remember my thread on using poles or not.

After skiing for years without poles and after the somewhat heated thread I created on the subject i decided to buy poles and give them a shot.

I'm happy I did. They saved me several times. Having poles to help balance when making tight turns was very helpful. IMO its much easier to ski with poles than without. Some might argue it takes more skill to use poles correctly and maybe thats true, but I think I'm using them well and using the touch method when making my turns. They worked very well and I'm quite happy I was convinced to use them.

Anyway, just thought I'd share.
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A fine choice there Amish. Enjoy them.
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Kewl --glad u enjoyed the ride
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