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Race skis/skiing fast

post #1 of 28
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I am currently skiing on a pair of rossignol giant slaloms However I find that I can outrun them and would like to ski faster then they want to go.Is it practical to ski on Super-G skis off the race course? Im looking for a ski that wants to go straight and can carry alot of speed(more then a GS ski) But is still practical when skiing recreationaly(under the conditions that I mentioned).

Please help thank you

post #2 of 28

Well I skied on  super giant slalom racing skis for many years, even though it wasn't always practical .

 

Have you tried a different GS ski?  Some may have higher speed limits than others.

 

What EXACTLY are you on now?

post #3 of 28

boomernickel, if you're new to skiing, you should not be trying to "go straight and carry a lot of speed" on Super-G skis in public.  That is a recipe for killing yourself, or worse yet, killing somebody else.  You parents bought you slalom skis for a reason.

 

Besides, anything can go straight and carry a lot of speed.  If you strap a rock to some skis, it'll go fast and carry a lot of speed.  An out-of-control beginner goes straight and carries a lot of speed (before he/she crashes).  If you jump off a cliff with your skis, you will go straight and carry a lot of speed (before you die).

 

The whole point is to develop the strength and technique to turn and control your speed and direction.  To develop the strength necessary to maintain stability when your skis seem out of control.  They're not really out of control; it's simply that you have not yet learned how to control them.

 

(Ghost, might want to check the OP's profile and post history.)

post #4 of 28

there's fast skiers & good skiers. but few fast/good skiers. work on the good first the fast is easy.

post #5 of 28

 

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You parents bought you slalom skis for a reason.

 

 

 

I just checked your profile, Boomer, but I still have a few questions.

 

How long have you been skiing?

 

Are you old enough to make a rational decision about risking your life for a bit of speed?  You do know that dead is usually  permanent, don't you?

 

Seeing as you are currently on Junior SL racing skis, I'm guessing that you don't have enough weight to use an SG ski.  Either that or you are seriously underskied (or a nice troll).  You would probably be better off with a pair of Adult GS skis than SG skis, perhaps another pair than what you tried.

post #6 of 28

 

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there's fast skiers & good skiers. but few fast/good skiers. work on the good first the fast is easy.

 

But the fast is more fun.  Just be careful where you ski fast.

post #7 of 28

Brah, you are so supergnarcore, the only skis I think even come close to being able to keep up with you are the 195 superbros.

 

I might be wrong though, you better post a movie or at least a photo of you skiing, so we can decide what would work best.

post #8 of 28
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Ok Ok Ok I know I ski Bad but going fast is fun even if your out of control.

post #9 of 28

Get a pair of stiff fatties and lay those suckers over. you will see new meaning in life

post #10 of 28
Thread Starter 

And I am not a begginer!

post #11 of 28

 

 

Don't let me down this time.

post #12 of 28
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And I also won't kill people.It doesn't take any skill to ski fast its simple you go straight and tuck at the same time. Hard part is not crashing into people witch I have almost done a number of times!

 

but...

 

your right I don't weigh enough for super-Gs It's the sad truth....No mega-speed for me until I gain some weight.

post #13 of 28
Thread Starter 

Also strangely enough my parents say the same thing! "Don't go out of control fast on slalom skis your'll hurt yourself" and "Im not gonna buy you GS skis cus Im afraid your will ski faster then you can handle" Witch I talked them into doing anyways...

post #14 of 28
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Originally Posted by karpiel View Post

 

Brah, you are so supergnarcore, the only skis I think even come close to being able to keep up with you are the 195 superbros.

 

I might be wrong though, you better post a movie or at least a photo of you skiing, so we can decide what would work best.


 

I am acualy bad at skiing going fast isn't hard.

post #15 of 28

If you are going to be skiing fast, you would be better off on a pair of skis that can handle the speed.  You have more options and a better chance of avoiding collisions at sg speeds with a ski designed to turn at the speed your going than you do with one aimed at slalom speeds.

 

There are plenty of opportunities to go fast when you can be sure of a clean run-out and nobody in the way.

 

How much do you weigh?

post #16 of 28

As stated it the other post you have going, I would recommend the Moment Tahoe 190, virtually no speed limit yet still very versatile. Other models to look at would be the Dynastar Legend XL and BD Verdict.
 

 

You might want to jump over to tgr's forum and browse through the tech forum, at the top of the page is a link to a ton of reviews.

 

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Originally Posted by boomernickel View Post

 

I am currently skiing on a pair of rossignol giant slaloms However I find that I can outrun them and would like to ski faster then they want to go.Is it practical to ski on Super-G skis off the race course? Im looking for a ski that wants to go straight and can carry alot of speed(more then a GS ski) But is still practical when skiing recreationaly(under the conditions that I mentioned).

Please help thank you


 

post #17 of 28

Since you are not so interested in turning

 

195 superbros?

 

http://pmgear.com/product_info.php?cPath=52&products_id=86

 

or Dynaster XXL:  these even have "maching bindings available" for that extra oomph!

 

http://cgi.ebay.ca/Dynastar-Legend-Pro-XXL-Skis-2009-model-194cm_W0QQitemZ290208180699QQcmdZViewItemQQptZSkiing?hash=item290208180699&_trksid=p3286.m20.l1116

post #18 of 28

just get a pair of 240cm speed skis. or some magic troll boards that go 200mph on green runs

post #19 of 28
Thread Starter 

Hmm ok thank you everyone for the advice.I don't even have GS skis I just wanted to see how hard it was to outrun them......I can outrun my slaloms but only by a little bit....

 

I have come to the conclusion that it is VERY hard to outrun GS skis and So It is the answer to my problem.thank you all very much.

post #20 of 28

 

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And I also won't kill people.It doesn't take any skill to ski fast its simple you go straight and tuck at the same time. Hard part is not crashing into people witch I have almost done a number of times!

 

I can't believe you guys humored him. Either a) a troll (most likely) or b) an exceptionally dim and testosterone addled 14 year old who should be told that if he does hurt himself or someone else his parents will pay the price. Either way,  

post #21 of 28

 

Actually, I was guessing a typical 10 year old kid.  Not dim, not testosterone-addled... just misguided.

 

But troll is obviously possible too.  That said, I'd rather err on the side of responsibility.

 

(That nick does scream "kid", though.)

post #22 of 28
Thread Starter 

JUST because you have a nack for telling if people are children DOESN'T mean you should rip on them!

post #23 of 28

 

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I can't believe you guys humored him. Either a) a troll (most likely) or b) an exceptionally dim and testosterone addled 14 year old who should be told that if he does hurt himself or someone else his parents will pay the price. Either way,  

 

Kid reminded of me a few decades ago.  My first very own bought pair of skis were Dynastar GS skis that had a too-low speed limit for my tastes, and I couldn't ski worth crap either.  I still managed to have a blast learning how to ski without running anyone down, or other serious mishap. 

post #24 of 28
Thread Starter 

Ok well Now that everything is finished here is there a way to delete this thread or does it just go on forever?

post #25 of 28

This is the thread that never ends....

post #26 of 28
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thats intresting and skiing is extremly fun especaily if your on a race team (witch I am on)
 

post #27 of 28

 

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thats intresting and skiing is extremly fun especaily if your on a race team (witch I am on)
 

That makes it easy.  Have your coach tell your folks what you need and you'll get it

post #28 of 28
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Oh ya thats a good idea! I should have thought of that.Well thank you everyone for your advice my problem is now solved thank you

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