Two years ago I started to mess arround with canting. Since I have no good bootfitter near I have been forced to do it all by myselfe. I settled on 1,5 deg last year and for this season I dropped it back half a degree to 1. Becasue of the feeling out on the hill and on all the videos of myself I made the conclusion that I needed more canting. I increased to 1,5 and it felt much better. However, on blue ice and WC prepared racing slopes like this weekend I was in huge problems. The gripp was so aggressive that I stood no chanse of surviving. On my first GS run I made the most spectacular wipeout of the day I was told. As I came to the steep and hooked my edges into a carve my skis rocketed forwards but me not. I was lucky I did not hurt myselfe but also becasue I passed the next gate on my back and managed to continue without any climbing. On my second run I took it very very easy and barely made it down the steep part without falling. On the flat I run at full trottle. My time was great, 3rd best in my class. Compared to my first run I felt much slower so I suspect my first run would have been at least 2-3 sec quicker (35-40sec course). Same thing happened to me last year.
Am I overcanted? Do you guys that race use different canting for GS and SL and also for how hard the surface is? I talked to a WC guy last fall that said he used less canting for GS and that too much canting makes your skis too aggressive. Any of you guys race on WC prepared slopes? BTW, my starting number was 96 and the track was hardly worn at all.