Yea, so here is the deal.
Me: lower advanced level. I do OK. Or so people say.
So I get this idea to buy some soft snow skies to help me learn to ski in deepish powder. Now mind you, I can do sorta OK in 12 inches with my Nordica Afterburners. So I demo some powderish skis and well, they do as promised. Beat the pants off ov' my ABs in 12 inches of fresh from last night.
Swell I says. I am about to pull the trigger and guess what I feel odd and says no.Seemed like the wrong thing to do.
Huh. Guess what. I want to be able to ski like my expert buddies. They ski two feet of powder on regular old 90mm Pocket Rockets. Mostly I want to be able to ski my "all mountain skis" on all of the mountain. Or at least most of the mountain.
Wish me luck. At least I will heve good and patient mentors.
Am I nuts?
EDIT: Since this thread now has over 100 post few people are going to dig thru every post. I have been convinced that I should get a better tool than my 84mm ABs. But, having demoed some powder skis I discovered that they really hold me back on the groomers. That won't work for 90% of my ski days. The wife is groomer oriented as are many of my skiing friends. I want skis that do well in a foot of powder/crud yet won't hold me back too much on groomers. Something that will enable me to ski with the wife and hit the ungroomed stuff off and on throught the day. To that end my next pair of skis will be what I call "powderish" skis. A 40/60 ski Something in the mid to upper 90s with some tip rocker. Back to the demo shack I go.
And then in the future some full on powder skis.
Edited by Mr5150 - 12/12/10 at 8:17am