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TOPIC: Is it the equipment or the skier?

Is it the equipment or the skier? 2 months, 3 weeks ago #9674

  • BudDavis
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Is it the equipment or the skier?

I am eager to find out if I can get back to where I was. I have not been skiing very well for the past couple of years. I thought it was mainly my back issues keeping me off the water. But there is something else that coincided with my digression. I changed to stiffer boots. I thought it was just a matter of getting used to them, and maybe it is. I went back to check the numbers and here is what I found.
2014 – Ran 38off 248 times and 39off 3 times. (I spent a lot of time trying to get smoother at 38off before cutting to 39off.)
2015 – Ran 38off 98 times and 39off 10 times. (2 of those were slower speeds to show a 32 and 30 mph skier that it could be done slower.)
2016 – Ran 38off 97 times. I switched to stiffer boots and only ran 38off 5 times after that in 2016.
2017 – Ran 38off 18 times.
2018 – Ran 38off 16 times.
When I look at those numbers, it is easy to blame the boots, but again, there were other issues.

I switched back to my older softer hard shells yesterday and did not like them on my first pass. They felt better on my next pass, and continued felling better throughout my set. I am excited to see what happens as I continue using them.

Re: Is it the equipment or the skier? 2 months, 2 weeks ago #9678

  • BudDavis
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Just an update.

I skied four more days/sets and I feel great with these boots. There is also the chance that it is because I have had more time on the water this week also.

I do not know why softer boots would make the ski faster, but it feels like they did.

If next week is like this week, I might give a shot at the purple loop.

Re: Is it the equipment or the skier? 2 months, 2 weeks ago #9679

I know of a handful of skiers that went from powershells to reflex and back to powershells. They said the powershells were softer and described the same feelings you are having Bud. I got a new reflex front. Exactly like I had before but not sure I like it better than my old broke down one
The most important thing is to have fun.
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Re: Is it the equipment or the skier? 1 month, 1 week ago #9685

  • BudDavis
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Another update:
I think I might feel better now than I have in quite a while.

I started feeling really good with my skiing and then had an episode with kidney stones. The medicine I started taking made me dizzy. My skiing got off track during that time. I stopped taking it 10 days ago and I am skiing better now. I actually cut to 38 today and ran it without much difficulty. Too much slack though. This was only the second time I cut to 38 this year.

That is the good news. The bad is, I have not passed them and might need to have them removed from both kidneys next week.

Re: Is it the equipment or the skier? 1 month ago #9686

Sorry to here about the Stones...I will be having a Knee Operation on Apr 5th that has effected my skiing since Aug. I hope things are better for both of us after these things are over.

As far as new equipment goes, I highly suggest switching ZO to Revision S and the new Masterline Optimized Rope. These both are a significant change that you need to get use to, and both will be used in all the Tournaments this year. Both will really improve your skiing but could be quite a surprise if you have never used either one before.
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