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How much will modern skiis help my skiing?
This is my first post here so thanks everyone for helping me!
I have been skiing the last 20 years or so on the same pair of shaped Salomon X-scream 8s – it is a miracle they have not snapped yet. I have not paid any attention to ski gear for 20 years, but I am considering buying a new pair and I am wondering specifically if I were to buy more modern skis than my ancient X-screams and accompanying old school bindings and boots if I would notice a big difference from the X-scream 8s and if there would be a learning curve? I have been putting off upgrading because my x-screams still work and the last upgrade from straight skis was somewhat annoying, but totally worth it! Is it worth doing another upgrade now? Will I feel the difference or will it make my skiing easier or less physically demanding?
Long answer. You're bindings are likely, wait definitely old as shit and on the indemnified list, and might not be safe to ride. Second, your skis are old af and get some new ones. You will notice the difference. Will a 2017 Honda civic drive better and feel better than a 1997 Mercedes? Yeah. Plenty of legitimate reasons why new skis are better, but you can read about that online. I assume you're in the same boots too? Yikes!
If you need proof, test out some demo skis at the mountain and see how they feel.
Kudos on Killin it for 20 years on the same skis! That's impressive
In terms of a learning curve there might be a little bit of a difference in making turns and that is about it. I have a pair of old Solomon's in my garage that were my dads back in the 90's and are 210's and they are much harder to turn than my current skis that are a 171 and have an early rise to them. I'd say about 2 full runs in new skis and you should be good to go. Skiing in new more modern skis should be less demanding as it is much easier to turn and shift your weight. I'd say check out the Line Sick Day's. They are perfect for about anything and are an overall great ski. Hope this helps.
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