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Too short and too high; Is there a "no more fun" carving ski limit?

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Last year I had a lot of fun on the Head xp
100 (: 122/66/106; 170cm; radius 12 meters). I expected it to be much more difficult and demanding than it really was. Of course the carving was heavy, and my knees really had to rest inbetween.

This year I want to push my carving even a step further and I`ve got me a similar, but shorter ski than the Head: Fisher Worldcup RC Rec SL(:123/66/102; 155cm; radus 10m). I am considering a plate/binding build up of around 70mm (from sole).

I dont know of skis with much shorter radius than this, and I am so curious on this seasons skiing (and knee-health?). Is there even more fun waiting with 8 meters radius? Or is the fun-curve now starting decreasing? Any sugestions? First test in three weeks...

Any technical suggestions for the first runs?
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Skiboards are shorter... and lots of fun to carve on. I don't know how their turn radius compares though. Try 'em if you haven't.
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As far as im concerned there is no such thing as too much lift. I run most of my skis right at 55mm, but this season i have been considering going over the limit. The only problem with that is then i wont be legal anymore at races. If i were free skiing only i would have lift around 65mm - 70mm. That is of course if i was planning on laying out arcs. As far as turn radius goes, i think that it depends entirely on the ski that you are on. The most fun i have ever had on a ski was when i skied the 154cm Elan SLX. The radius on this ski is 11.9m, but it seemed to make the tightest arcs i have ever made on a ski. Later the same day i skied a world cup rossi ski that had a 10.4m turn radius, but i found myself able to make better and tighter arcs on the Elans, despite the longer radius. If you do try ski boards you wont find that they are as stable as a true hyper carve ski or a slalom ski. They are capable of tight arcs, but they do not handle speed well and they are boring to spend an entire day on. Stick with your fischers. If i were you i would put a Salomon S914 Axe+ binding on your fischers. The booster plate and the Axe+ plate will give a very good amount of lift. My dad skis that same exact setup on fischer sc's from a few seasons back. I have spent some time on his skis and i highly reccommend them.
Later
GREG
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