Want the carvers for more shorter radius turns on shorter so cal runs with Icy/Man made chemi-snow conditions (night skiing and morning) for cutting up stuff. I have big boards for good days. I was thinking shorter radius. Somewhere between S to GS sized chatter free turns. The radii have to be pretty short to avoid the downhill, sidehill, and uphill bombers on out of control snowboards, snowplowss and shusses on narrow, less than high angle runs.
I have the Atlas for decent average days on and off piste, motherships195cm for good conditions in crud and mixed when long charges with long turns are the call (Utah, Mammoth, rarely Baldy), and the Answer in 184cm for playing around off in the trees. I just want something for no chatter - fast slice, slice, slice runs on groomers to maximize the g-forces on the minimal vertical terrain. A ski stable and fast edge to edge. Would the supersonic in 178 be too short. What is good underfoot for my size on a modern recreational carve ski that will perform at higher speeds? These skis would never go to Mammoth, Utah, Tahoe or anywhere outside of SoCal.
Thanks Dad. I am sure the Fischers would be great. Not sure about those skis' condition. I could take a chance and tune those Fischers myself. Seems like a solid deal with the binders. My friend had the trapezoid gs fischer R somethings 210 when I was a kid in Utah. He loved em. I want to get some more input on carvers in general.
Bob Barnes posted some information about carvers slicing through ice and causing expert skiers to instantly and unforgivingly, tighten the turn and hook up their tips with the eventual outcome of smashing tibia above the boots in a year ending spiral fracture. I wanna try to avoid that sick bullwhip. My 204cms don't do stuff like that nor do the Atlas which are good carvers when it isn't blue ice or super hard refrozen. The atlas just take a bit more work on the ice to get the edge angle. I would like something specifically for laying down a nice swoop across hard snow. I have used the old straight skis for years to do that, but their time has finally come to an end.
Not really worried about the tibia, but I have an eight year old ACL and regrew and MCL in 02' from a surfing blowout.
I guess I am shouting out to the eastern guys and the Colorado crowd. The guys who carve locally all seem to prefer shorter Atomic skis. I am not sure what model.
Edited by altabrig - 10/18/10 at 4:15pm