and i thought it was just me!
i was sucking horribly all weekend at Heavenly and Alpine. I didn't even get into a groove until 1:30 pm on Sunday a few runs before I packed it in.
i chocked it up to my skis.
i was riding my No Ka Ois, which are pretty stiff and may be a tad over my head (I really have to drive the tips and stay alert on 'em). my Mantras and Karmas were getting tuned.
i spent a good part of Sat and early morning Sun kind of floundering on the Winterized Spring conditions, dealing with hardpack and borderline ice and trying to locate the sweet spot (last time I was out on the No Ka's about 3 weeks ago I was loving them, but it was a little cornier then).
anyway, on Sunday I kept dragging myself into the bumps and concentrated on working the stiffies into quick turns. I finally locked into a groove late in the afternoon, plus the snow had softened up a bit.
i find that it usually takes me a 1/2 day to find my groove and figure out the skis I'm riding on and suss out the mountain and conditions.
of course this all varies depending on whether I'm riding solo or with some friends. if i'm solo, it takes longer. if i'm with friends, you gotta "man up", you know?