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Rooster tails and technique

post #1 of 13
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So here is my question/scenario: This weekend I was at Stratton (hey tickets were comped - no comments) in Spring conditions. Thick mush by the late morning/early afternoon. I ski Legend 8K - for those who don't know the tail has a slight up turn.

 

My buddy said he could not ski behind me because I was kicking up huge rooster tails once we got moving. My question is was this related to the conditions, a flaw in my technique, a combination of the two or something else. After he commented on this to me I payed attention to other skis of similar design and did not observe the same phenomenon. I asked him if it looked like I was skidding through turns and he said no, I was carving through although slightly washing out at the end. (I thought I knew how to ski until I read Big skis = can't ski). Thoughts, comments?

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So here is my question/scenario: This weekend I was at Stratton (hey tickets were comped - no comments) in Spring conditions. Thick mush by the late morning/early afternoon. I ski Legend 8K - for those who don't know the tail has a slight up turn.

 

My buddy said he could not ski behind me because I was kicking up huge rooster tails once we got moving. My question is was this related to the conditions, a flaw in my technique, a combination of the two or something else. After he commented on this to me I payed attention to other skis of similar design and did not observe the same phenomenon. I asked him if it looked like I was skidding through turns and he said no, I was carving through although slightly washing out at the end. (I thought I knew how to ski until I read Big skis = can't ski). Thoughts, comments?

 

ummm wow..

 

rooster tails can happen on anyski with a turned up tail they have nothing to do with how well you ski.

post #3 of 13

Yep, twin tips create rooster tails. I use them for coaching when my kids are following too close.  They learn really fast to stay back. 

post #4 of 13

It's because your buddy is a real pussy. 

post #5 of 13

I've already got the twin tip wide boards, so my question is - how do you maximize rooster tails? 

 

Slinging slush = fun.

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ummm wow..

 

rooster tails can happen on anyski with a turned up tail they have nothing to do with how well you ski.

I learned that first hand from skiing with you...man it was like driving behind a salt spreader...that hard granular shot me up...full face helped but still got shot up on the face...that's incentive next time to try and remain ahead of you
 

 

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It's because your buddy is a real pussy. 

 

 

Hahahahahaha...............Truth...

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I've already got the twin tip wide boards, so my question is - how do you maximize rooster tails? 

 

Slinging slush = fun.

 

 

Exactly!  That's part of the fun; especially when one happens upon a group of mouth breathing knuckle-dragers sitting down in the middle of a preferred line.

post #9 of 13

One pair of skis I had would shoot them up almost 10 feet and hit me in the back of the head while turning in the right conditions.

post #10 of 13

I don't think this is limited twin tips.

 

I ski frequently with really good skiers and I've learned to stay to their side or oblique so I don't get sprayed.  The person I ski the most with when this happens is usually on Fischer Race skis (not sure which ones but I know they are FIS reg).  The first time it happened was over a month ago and there wasn't any slush in sight.

 

I would take the rooster tail as a compliment to your carving.

 

I also think that if you were washing out your tail, you would have less of a rooster tail

 

 

post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 

I will let my buddy know that the concensus is that he is a pussy. Thanks for the idea about the knuckle draggers. I am head to PC today so I will give it a shot and report back.

post #12 of 13

Rooster tails are sweet.  Happy shredding!

post #13 of 13

I kick up wicked tails on my PEs but I haven't gotten any complaints about my 8Ks.  I don't ski behind my buddy on his Mantras...whiteout, man.

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