New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Skis for instructing

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
So i've basically been a big mtn and park skier for the last 10 years. I've just finished college and i'm going to do a few years of instructing before i get a real job. Working as an instructor in Tahoe at the moment and i think it's time for some actual carving skis. I'm currently teaching on some park skis which are less than ideal. Especially with rounded edges. However, it beats using 189 Hellbents for the job. I know theres a ton of info in archive, but i didn't really know what to search.

So, i want a ski which is good for carving and teaching. I'm also training for my level 3 PSIA exam so need something decent to ski somewhat aggressively on. Basically shorter but not tiny turn radius, 80mm or so underfoot ect. What do you guys use to teach and train on? I think head and fischer have some good skis for this. Recommendations?
post #2 of 7
You should give the Atomic Blackeye TI a demo. 79 under foot with an 18 m radius, excellent edge hold and great to ski off the groom as well. I've put mine to the test this year in all terrain and class level and really like them. Lively and playfull feeling while at the same predictable and very stable feeling as well. In my opinion this would be an excellent ski to take to a level III exam.
post #3 of 7
I saw someone teaching the young'ns today on skis that may very well have been hellbents.  Super wide long and floppy w/ tons of rocker.  Very comical specially considering how hard the groomers were today after the rain...
post #4 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by DHogg View Post

So i've basically been a big mtn and park skier for the last 10 years. I've just finished college and i'm going to do a few years of instructing before i get a real job. Working as an instructor in Tahoe at the moment and i think it's time for some actual carving skis. I'm currently teaching on some park skis which are less than ideal. Especially with rounded edges. However, it beats using 189 Hellbents for the job. I know theres a ton of info in archive, but i didn't really know what to search.

So, i want a ski which is good for carving and teaching. I'm also training for my level 3 PSIA exam so need something decent to ski somewhat aggressively on. Basically shorter but not tiny turn radius, 80mm or so underfoot ect. What do you guys use to teach and train on? I think head and fischer have some good skis for this. Recommendations?

Honestly on the right day you should be able to pass your L3 on the hellbents.

L3 is a skiing standard not a what skis are you on test. ITs about movement not skis. I passed on 179cm 85mm Public enemies that were for sure sharp this was on the east coast you dont get snow that hard in tahoe normally.

With that said what are your twins? they could fit the bill with the right tune.

My 2 favorite types of skis to teach on personally are mid fats twins 175-180 and hyper carver 170ish in length. I would feel comfortable taking either one of them to an exam but would have more fun teaching on the twins. 
post #5 of 7
 Looking for something in the 80m range? Rossi Classic 80 would be a good bet.
post #6 of 7
Head Peak 78 or Supershape Magnum.  SS Magnum is 71mm and turny - probably more turny than you want though.  Not sure about PSIA but CSIA technical skiing they seem to love turny skis.  I would find out what radius skis the examiners typically ski and go with that.  Not much worse than trying to do short turns on a long radius ski.  Will force you to use incorrect skills which is not good for passing a skiing evaluation.

Mike
CSIA III
post #7 of 7

Head iTitan 78 for next season maybe-- with there Kers technoligy the skis are soft at low speed(great for low end demos), and stiffen at speed(great for cranking those short turn demos). 78 waiste and 13/14 mt radius, quite turny, though (from what is said here on epic) they ski long.  get a 170/177.

In a month or two I'll put up a review...

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Ski Gear Discussion