Stephen wrote: ↑
Sun Jan 16, 2022 11:01 pm
jyw5, I’m “tracking” with you on this stuff.
I have nowhere near the skill or experience you have, but, generally, most of what write rings true.
For example, last year I was out on a south facing slope with melt / freeze hard crust on the Ingstad (rocker) and felt that the skis did not edge / hold well. Would wash out from under me a bit. Kind of unnerving on a steep slope with rocks!
Other, similar situations on the Gamme felt much more secure.
On the FT62 on snowmobile tracks they just swiveled under my feet. A great skier can compensate, but even then, extra effort. Maybe the new FT62 is better in this regard?
Was out on the Voile V6 (advertised a a playful ski, which I’m sure it is) first time and they felt similarly squirrelly on packed runs.
For firm snow, the Voile Vector looks enticing: stiffer ski, less rocker, longer running surface per any given length.
I have the sense that more skilled skiers sometimes prefer stiffer skis than less skilled skier might like.
thanks for confirming that its not just me! All these darn skis I have feel squirrelly... mt51 is the least. I think Gamme might be the closest to m51... stiff, not so rockered, and wider at 54mm. This might be the answer. now if they can just get rid of the hobbit picture thats on the skis...
I think the new FT62 is definitely better but undoubtedly still useless on icy crust and breakable crust.
also, I've looked at the Asnes Amundsen for crust busting and icy windblown flats. Maybe get a pair next yr. Its stiff, double cambered, 10mm sidecut, and nearly no rocker...perfect. Step, stem, and jump turns on small hills.
So the quiver continues to grow..... amundsen and gamme are next.
this winter, I will figure out what the Sverdrup is for.
update: My shoulder is a bit messed up. I'm going to have to go easy for at least a month...
my friend is talking about doing a multiday trip big mtn glacier skiing in April... I will need to heal up and then train with a heavy pack and put on a suit of armor or something so as to not mess up my shoulder again.