I just bought a new pair of skis. I previously was skiing the Volkl AX3 which was 70mm underfoot Recently I just bought the Salomon Czar that is 112mm underfoot with rockered tips etc.
So far the ski is cool, it does float a lot better of course, but I find myself way more tired at the end of the day. My legs get more sore and even my mid back muscles hurt. I skiied on them 2 days, both were soft snow days, and I was skiing steep and deep. Am I maybe just skiing in the backseat and not aware of it?
The skis are pretty sweet but I do kind of miss the quicker edge to edge quicker turning feeling.
I'm 6'4 190lbs, ski mostly the Western united states, lived in Tahoe for a year, I have been in the PAC NW for the past 2 seasons. I can ski pretty much anything except I do not drop off rocks or ski in the park. I spend about 65% off trail. But I do like to often find steep groomers and fly down the mountain at high speeds a lot of the time and just have fun.
Do you think I should have went with something with like a 95mm underfoot, perhaps a mantra? Or do you think I just need to refine my technique and then my new skis will dominate...
Also... now that I have new gear should I just use the Volkl's in extreme early/late season conditions... or should i still use them when it's not a true powder day. (with the size difference)
Oh and the title should of read "too" instead of to haha