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post #1 of 9
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Just wondering if anyone knows the answer to the following 2 questions:

(1) on CSCF Level 2/DL on snow examination, do you have to use a FIS 186 cm GS ski for the GS free ski and gate run; and (2) if you fail the skiing portion, how many re-tests are you allowed?

Thanks.

post #2 of 9

1) You don't need a FIS ski but it would help

 

2) I'm not sure but I saw some people on their 3rd try for their level 3 so I would not worry about it

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(2) if you fail the skiing portion, how many re-tests are you allowed?

Thanks.


I think it is time based .......ie: you can resit the exam as many times as you like within 2 years of taking the course.  After that, you have to retake the course.  But I advise checking the website as this changes from time to time.
 

post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thanks for your help.  Here is the part I don't understand.  If one of the criterias on your evaluation in the gates and free ski is how much you bend the ski, are you not at a disadvantage having a stiff 186 cm race stock ski then as opposed to a shorter and softer retail off the rack ski?

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Thanks for your help.  Here is the part I don't understand.  If one of the criterias on your evaluation in the gates and free ski is how much you bend the ski, are you not at a disadvantage having a stiff 186 cm race stock ski then as opposed to a shorter and softer retail off the rack ski?


Huh?  WC "race stock" skis are actually typically longitudinally softer then the off the rack "race equivalents".  Point two, on the 2 Coach, you are being led by L4 Coaches.  They know what they are doing.  If you show up on a super soft, recreactional ski, and say "see I can bend em"....but cannot exceed 25km/hr you will fail. 
 

 

The 2 Coach is probably the most fun course you can take...the mantra is always..faster, faster, faster.  They are looking for out right performance.  If the ski is too much for you, you will struggle to deliver.  IF the ski is too little you will struggle to deliver.  There is no "cheat" here.  Either you have it, or you dont.

 

Show up on the best skis you have.  They dont need to be "race" skis, but they should at least be carvers, (ie waist under 70mm).  I obviously would not adivse showing up with mid or true fat skis.  But if you had for example Volkl Super Speeds, they would be ok.

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Huh?  WC "race stock" skis are actually typically longitudinally softer then the off the rack "race equivalents".  Point two, on the 2 Coach, you are being led by L4 Coaches.  They know what they are doing.  If you show up on a super soft, recreactional ski, and say "see I can bend em"....but cannot exceed 25km/hr you will fail. 
 

 

 

Usually  L3s actually, as far as I know anyways.

 

As far as skis I would look at minimum for a womens 175-183 FIS ski... but that,s just me

post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 

No "cheat" here - I should have slipped in "off the rack GS racing ski" - Even going back to when I was a kid, I don't know that I've ever even had or skied on non-racing skis.  I was merely talking about the difference in stiffness between FIS race stock skis and non race stock racing skis and trying to see if folks do the GS component in SL skis like on the L1 or if they mandate that you must use FIS GS skis.  What I'll probably do is take up TMAS's suggestion and grab a pair of 175-182 gs skis.  Thanks for all your input. 

post #8 of 9

You could go with a shorter FIS ski.

 

Or a decent rec racer (e.g. 19m radius) would also do.  There's a performance level you will be expected to ski at, and that level is achievable with a rec racer.  Some in the "all mountain performance" category, nice as they are,  might not hold up to what you need so show in the race course.  If you have a FIS rated ski, and you can ski it on a clean arc in the course, go ahead.

 

Whatever you're on, make sure it is well tuned, and keep it tuned through the duration of the course.  (Remember TTPPEE -- don't ignore any of them!)

 

You do need SL and GS skis.

 

For retests, you'll normally have two years from when you take the course.  Stay informed on program changes through the annual tech updates.

post #9 of 9
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Thanks for all your comments.  Much appreciated.

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