Originally Posted by prosen
I went back to Mountainside in VT and bought Head Vector LTDs.
I am noticing a large performance difference so far after 4 days of skiing.
The canting heavily favored the outside edges at first which caused some pain and cramping, but we adjusted that.The heal cup was also pinching my right angle, but Dave fixed that too.
The forward angle seems much more severe then in my old Head 10.5s. These seem to be forcing me into the more aggressive forward stance I have been working on. Carving on groomers witnessed a massive improvement immediately.
In the trees has been a different story and I can't tell yet it if it is the gear or psychological. I seem to be having difficulty bringing my tips around in tight steep trees. At first I really thought it was mental, but over 3 days of skiing I had more contact with birch trees then I have had in the past two years.
Its not the skis, I was using my old B2s due to the somewhat "variable" conditions and I know those well. The terrain was also very familiar. So it's either in my head or the boots.
Should I start messing with the canting or the fore/aft weighting? These new boots have more adjustment possibilities then I honestly know what to do with....
skis/boots that hold a more aggresive edge are undesirable for tree skiing...
I cant myself so I am just slightly on my inside edge all the time, this makes it super easy to ski quickly though trees and other tight places. It its proper or right? nope but its faster and easier. a very high end racer on this board recommended a more bow legged cant so I could be more powerful on my outside ski in carveed turns, quite frankly this felt like shit in tight places so I stopped using it after a couple days.
let me explain the first statement
noone skis a super hard edged ski in trees, a ski that allows some lateral breakaway whenever you want it is desirable. Edited by BushwackerinPA - 2/16/10 at 3:51am