I am a 53 yo woman, learned how to ski 4 years ago. I bought new Elan skis last year and went to Holiday Valley, NY, had a great time and never skied better. I am a cautious intermediate skier, but I like to progress and challenge myself. In HV, I skied intermediate and black diamond terrain. On my way back into town, I dropped my skis off for a tune, and my skis have not been right since. I felt unsafe, unbalanced and awful, and I fell at the end of the year. I rarely fall. A friend said the skis were sharpened to the tips, and he took a stone or file and dulled the tips. They were somewhat better, but the season ended. This year I went out three times and could barely do intermediate without feeling unsafe. A buddy on ski patrol did a couple runs with me and checked out my form and gave me a couple tips, then I was on my own again, and I tried to get my confidence up when I fell. My left ski stayed on, and I had to be taken down by ski patrol, hospitalized with a plateau tibial fracture. I am very anxious when I think about skiing again. I'm broke, on short term disability. My income depends on me getting back up on both legs again and not getting hurt again.
My question, though, is this-how can my skis go from wonderful to dangerous by a tuning? In hindsight, 20/20- I should have had them retuned. I just thought I had to get my ski legs back. I am missing 40 inches of new powder here in Pa-something that doesn't come along very often. Trying to keep my spirits up while I recuperate.
Can anyone comment on this tuning job?