greatgt wrote:LA those are the poles and I think....they...stopped making them because....you couldn't' t destroy them! far as double camber when on the down the gliders are doing the speedy thing and the wax pocket is left kinda...sorta high and dry...Makes for more speed as the wax or scales aren't engaged...My old beater e 109's kick the snot outta them every time...on the down....on the flats....on the ups.... evidence....can that be wrong??????????? Heh.... teleman
Based on what you've posted in the past, you've said that you don't turn much if at all. Instead, you say you like to arc which is fine, but not really what most other skiers are doing on the down. Where I ski, we have low but steep vertical so we like to TURN a lot to keep the speed in check. In this case, it's irrelevant how fast our skis glide when we are trying to check speed. So I think you are trying to compare apples to oranges. You arc on non -steep snow and as a result, you will go faster on your XC gear. We ski on steep, narrow, rocky slopes which requires many controlled turns and shorter, wide skis. Long DC skis and leathers get eaten up in narrow, steep terrain. I know, I know, you ski steeps too and shred everything on your XC skis, but based on your photos I've seen of your clan skiing over the years, you are skiing low angle most of the time. Your XC gear is going to do best in low-angle.