Friends, I had a great day on my new Elan Ripsticks on Sunday. My other skis are 666's mid fat, which I love for other reasons. But the Rips allowed me to engage much higher in the turn, and stay with it throughout the arc. My question has to do with the transition, if any, of pressure to the edge through the turn. For the first time, I was able to get the tips to engage the turn by tipping and weighting the big toe/little toe. As the turn matured, perhaps because the pressure increases, I felt the center of pressure move back from the forefoot. In the apex, I seemed most comfortable with pressure applied with the ball and heel, almost equally. I did also seem to have a tendency to weight the heel on occasion towards the end of the turn, and when I did, it seemed as though I was getting a bit in the back seat and pulled the skis under me. Am I getting this right? Have to say that ripping fast long GS turns with the weighted leg like an outrigger was an amazing sensation. Please do not tell me that is bad form...
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2/19/07 at 9:25am