alright heres the deal, i went to okemo today and rented a pair of 1080s, now i havent skied in 4 years, ive been skiboarding the past few years. Okemos conditions were pretty mad, all granular fake snow slush crap, and ice. When I started riding I got the hang of it, but every once in a while, id take a digger cause the snow was so slushly, i was getting so frustrated cause all i wanted to do was do tricks, like i do on my skiboards, and i couldnt even get down freeriding today. Also, I had a shitty pair of nordica boots and salomon 890 bindings, the skis seemed heavy as hell all. Is it because of my bindings and boots, or because im so used to skiboarding? to obviously skis are going to be heavier? I was thinkin about lookin into a line 1260 with the look p12 bindings, will possibly 1080 boots, will that be light? and will the higher end equipment make it alot easier to ride? I was just wondering cause I was gettin wicked ass frustrated today, its either cause i suck or cause the snow was so bad.. let me know..
weight is over rated...I started in the park with 200cm race stock GS skis....and now I use 1080's/candide's...biggest difference is length. You should get use to the weight....just pop more off the jump....shorter skis feel easier to throw around...good luck
ya well when i first demoed twins like 2 years ago, i rented them from a shop.. so i had a beat pair of 1080s with some crappppppppy ass tyrolia bindings with the plate on (alot heavier) and they gave me probably the worst possible boots..... it was really shitty, but then i got some good gear, and well u know now
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