Originally Posted by crgildart
If I get the F17, will I be able to do moguls better?
Phil did bring them to Stowe. I would say that the F17 'could' make it possible to ski moguls better. It's quite a ski.
I skied them first on groomers. With the big radius, the ski felt real solid, much to my surprise. I was expecting a squirl. I was skiing fast, carved (I think) turns having been on my Top Fuels the run prior.This ski could easily keep up.
In the bumps they were softer than what I am used to. Softer in the tip yet solid under foot. My line tightend and I skied much closer to the zipper line while still doing turns and keeping the tips on the snow. It's the first time that I ever skied a true bump ski and it definitely made a difference.
From there, we ducked into the woods. The snow was maybe 2 or 3" of melted powder on a nice, deep, firm base. These skied floated and turned in this almost sloppy snow and they performed. It was my first run on them and the ski could arc or turn short as needed in steep untracked woods. I didn't pay attention to anything other that how they skied, once I was on them. But I did have expectations: would it be a noodle or offer only one good turn. This is a narrow ski and it's range of performance is broad. This surpised me as did it's power. It would have been nice to take a run down Goat on them, the lines were perfect today.
Thanks Phil, but I will need to try them again, hopefully on Goat.