Originally Posted by Richie-Rich
I was just thinking about the strengthening I still have to do for this coming season and about my yet to be used RD SL skis and their potential to launch me across the trail.
How many of you have entered a high-G turn only to have your edges engage so forcefully that you have been launched airborn out of the turn?
Admittedly my form leaves much to improvement, and it has happened several times to me, so at times now I do put the brakes on.
are you talking about when you first engaged the turn? or after the turn?
near race stock or race stock SL skis have tendenacy to do this at the end of the turn. Learn to use that rebound to help you to the next turn as you absorb most of it, hopefully leaving the skis on the ground.
Not proper technique but.... I use to mess around on Sl-9 and Sl- 11 and see how high i could jump at the end of the carve using the decambered ski to launch me. Alot for fun.
I like really energetic skis for groomer and really pyched to have my RC4s this year to go kill groomers again. Off trail though unless its short turns I prefer a dead sled like mudfoot describes. That why my favorite skis ever are the soft,damp, and predictable gotama. For shorter turns and more energetic skiing more like say a instructor my K2 Public Enemies give me a good bit of rebound energy and make short poppy fall line turns fun no matter the conditions from groomer, to powder.