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post #61 of 63
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I heard it hits areas that a straight pole cant
Nicely done.
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This is a very fair warining, however it is not exclusive to race stock skis. Any ski which you are blasting down the mountain will result in the same scenario.

It was one similar to this that left me with a broken back this past January (it was on race stock skis):
Almost got a broken back myself when I was hit from behind while guiding
a visually impaired skier down an advanced beginner run. Next season I will
wear a Dainese Protective Vest as well as my Helmet. Hope you make a
good recovery and my theory is that if you crash at speed on racing skis
it is not the fault of the skis.
I heard a story of a guy who brought
racing skis and the edge of one ski cut him badly in a fall so he sold them.
The only area where I have found my GS Race skis unsafe is in soft heavy
snow when I turn and the tip dives and the binding does not release. Luckily with the invention of Fat Skis this is no longer a worry for me.
post #63 of 63
So what's the real problem with 'race stock stuff ' ?? They are not so difficult to ski. They are difficult to ski ' well ' only because skiing well is difficult.
Few skiers ski this way, what; perhaps 10 %. Far fewer are actually on GS or SL skis. Far fewer than that actually run gates or even get into a real 1-minute long GS race-course.
The bottom line is that a firm grasp of modern ski technique - Inclination, zero-skid ( or skid only above the fall-line ) and angulation with up OR down unweighting...and a firm grasp of enerrrrrgy control, is needed.
You should be able to ski clean lines on the hardpack and use the groomer's larger topography to ski a GS line-style...at a steady GS speeeed...30- 40 mph. Enough juice that boot-out or the high-side is worrisome.
These skis- both GS and SL - don't like to sketch for speed control...Use uphill lines instead. In crud that is setting up they are a real handful again - they don't go sideways...they only track . They are a blast in kneee deeep pow. Really smooth as that GS tip picks up. Most SL's are submarines and their short length makes them over-pivot.
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