Originally Posted by Cassina
taking it on a race course but get some lessons when you do.
I disagree with one poster who felt lessons from a race coach
were necessary from the start. I have never skied a race stock
ski but having spent a lot of time on Volkl GS P10's I can not see
how I would need a lesson from a race coach unless I was going
on a race course. I started a thread on how many skiers need
a lesson to ski their new skis and most instructors that replied said
most people are able to teach themselves with perhaps a few
Skiing any pair of new skis and skiing a pair of long, race stock skis are not the same thing. They are really not even similar. The energy inputs required to ski a real GS ski well are on a different plane than the input required to ski the hot ski du jour (Metron, AC40, supershape, etc).
Given this, it would follow that you would need to learn how to generate these higher forces in order to ski the skis safely, efficiently, and powerfully. The only type of instructor qualified to offer this instruction is a race coach. It is that simple.
Volkl P10s are not modern GS skis. They are really irrelevant to this discussion.