So, I had a tele clinic yesterday afternoon. I'm still working on keeping weight on my inside ski and just overall balance. Each time it gets a little easier; I've been told that with time things will start to click as I develop muscle memory.
It's so fun, but tiring! One thing I noticed is the ease with which I can ski mushy, deep, soft snow that's bumped up and cruddy. I don't even notice it on my tele skis, even though my technique at this point is still terrible. I seem to more naturally absorb changes in terrain and snow conditions.
I did notice that I sometimes have trouble making good alpine turns on my tele skis....I think when I'm keeping my heels down to make the turn, I'm not weighted forward and therefore in the back seat.
My Black Diamonds are nice skis....they float, they are very stable, they are light. When I get the turn right, they turn very quickly. They are longer than my alpine skis, but are the length recommended by my weight (175 cm). I don't really notice the extra length on the snow; my problems are technique problems and not ski problems...I had the same issues when I started on 163 cm rentals.