So it's time again for me to try my luck at buying clearance skis w/o a demo.
So I'm 5'8", 158 lbs, consider myself a level 7-8. I love my Dynastar Legend 8000 Fluid at 172cm.
Relevant info: I demo'ed the Dynastar Contact 4x4 (165cm) this weekend. To summarize, I'm too light/weak to put this ski into full flex. Never got a clean medium-radius turn out of them, which turned them into straight-lining missiles down a black slope. Well, not literally straightlining, but I mean with these things I was had no hope of controlling my speed in linked carves; I'd just be in the fall-line most of the time for how little I could get them to flex.
So now I have a chance to pick up some Dynastar Contact 10 (165 cm) for a steal. Can anybody tell me if I have a chance of getting these to work the way they were intended?
My anticipated usage for these would be mid-winter, when it hasn't snowed for awhile. I want these to handle icy conditions better than my L8Ks.
More relevant info: I also demo'ed the Nordica Hot Rod Top Fuel (170cm). I had no problems getting these to work as they should, but didn't find them as smooth and and stable as my L8Ks. Plus, too much quiver overlap.
Thanks in advance!