What, exactly is meant by "forgiveness." Does that have something to do with forward pressure? And what does damping mean? What advantages or disadvantages does the stiffness make? I'd like to demo some skis, but the ones I'm interested in aren't available. I like the sounds of the K2 Burnin Luv since I ski blues and blacks and mostly encounter hard-packed or groomed snow. I'm 5'2" and weigh 117 pounds. Also, I've been skiing on "men's" skis (Solomon X-Screams which I love but they're de-laminating). Will a woman's ski feel weird because they put the bindings farther forward? I like to make short, quick turns (grew up during the days of Wedelyn) and I ski very fast. : I'm going to Jackson Hole in January, but when I checked online, they only have the K2 Lotta Luv and one other one (I'm pretty sure I don't want the K2 Phat Luv). Would it be worth trying those if they're not really what I want (I think)? I bought some skis without trying them a few years ago and I absolutely hated them. I don't think I want to chance it again.
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1/3/08 at 10:32am