Too much work and I am not getting out to the hill as frequently as I would like to, is anyone else having this problem?. Last weekend I got out late morning and there was some fresh snow, thinking it would be piled up by the time i got to the slope I took my Nordica HellDivers, more work to get them to turn quickly but I had a great day. Yesterday I went out fairly early with my RX-8s with a mix of fresh and Northeastern Hardpack. The piles kept putting the brakes on, I found my self hunting for the skied off patches. While I consider myself a decent skier, if I cant traverse piles of crud in the RX-8 (Which I was absolutely in love with until I bought the Nordicas, they gave new meaning to spring skiing which I always struggled with) perhaps I need a lesson, can't ski, or the new technology and wider under foot is a solution to an issue everyone has some issue with. If I have enough speed on the RX-8s and hit crud while on edge they'll cut through it, but if I am moving slightly slower I feel like the snow snakes are calling however unsuccessful.
The RX-8 was my favorite ski for the last three seasons, but is quickly falling out of favor with me. Perhaps because of lack of ability? Frankly I would prefer an All Mountain ski that is snappier than my Nordica Helldivers, handles the hardpack like my RX-8s and makes it easier for me skiing through piles and crud. I am hoping to try the Progressor 8s as I feel the 70+ waist might be the answer. Manufacturers are going wider at the waist for a reason. I could ski my HellDivers with the 90 waist just about year round, but would like something in the 70s with a tighter radius, a little lighter and a bit of snap.
Any other suggestions out there?
Ski fast and take chances.