Thanks to all for the input.
Sherman89----Are you accusing me of making late turns?
In my testing, I was not comparing different types of skis. The same model but just different lengths. It was the first time on the 175’s and may need to dial in the sweet spot. I’ll be retesting a lot next week. I will also have a friend’s pair of RX9’s in a 170 just for comparison using a different shape ski.
I mentioned in my original post that I was considering a RX9 in a 180 assuming that is a GS type ski based on shape and radius. Based on recommendations, I need to really start looking at other skis
My original post should have addressed two issues. Length and side cut (radius).
I have not been in a Nastar course yet with a GS ski. This is what I’m trying to figure out. Will a GS ski improve my times? I need to find a demo shop that carries GS type skis.
What length are your Dynastar’s?
Racer256—I didn’t think that an 11 was all that great. I would love to get to an 8 like some of you. Anyway, I run the Nastar courses at Sunapee, Waterville and Loon. They’re the closest ones to Boston. Handicaps are usually around 8, 10 and 12 depending on who is setting the pace and where I am.