<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by milesb:
[QB]Hey, I rented some SCX Monoblocks for a day at Mammoth a few years ago, and they were a blast! And I had no trouble with blending skidding with the carving. They released just fine at the end of the turn...<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Another 'Miles' here. I also demoed the red SCXs a few years ago and had a blast. Especially with no poles down the groomers. But then I took them up Jupiter in PC. Big mistake!!
: It was interesting getting down the mountain.
But yea, family man, I'd say the diagnosis is absolutly correct...you can skid them, but they are really designed for carving, and IMO just aren't going to transition as well back and forth. (All other things begin equal, it is the case that straighter skis skid more preditably, is it not?) For someone working on technique and skiing on crowded icy eastern slopes, there are probably better choices. Bring the SCX's along for some fun carving, but beg, borrow or steal new skis for everyday use.
That said; I'll bet you discover that after your time on the SCX's your technique has improved immeasurably on any ski, as you've discovered how to really carve a ski at any speed!
FWIW some reviews do note the ability of skis in skidding turns as well as carving. Inside tracks, for insance rates skidding as well as carving skis -- but most more all-mountain oriented skis should do just fine I would think.
Demo a pair this season and let us know what you discover! Ultimitly, once you establish a bit more of a preceived comfort/control zone, I'll bet you carve every chance you get.
<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ October 08, 2001 03:02 PM: Message edited 3 times, by Lodro ]</font>