2002 connelly F1 too old technology ?

I don't have access to a slalom course since few year (best: [email protected]/h 13m = [email protected] mph 32off).
so i ski on open water @55km/h with an old 2002 connelly F1 (and an old 1986 savoie-marine french copy of ski tique).
My question is my ski too old technology to use body position of best slalom champion (new ski technology = new body position like in snow ski straight/parabolic) ?

hope i'm clear
(excuse me for my english)

Comments

  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,468 Administrator
    edited August 2017
    @jeromezz430 the latest technique and theories still apply. The new skis are just much much easier.

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  • TriplettTriplett Posts: 205 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    as @horton said. The F1 is was a decent ski for the time. If you focus on the fundamentals and feel good on the F1, upgrade in the future and life will be easy!
    Brent Triplett - Michigan
  • jeromezz430jeromezz430 Posts: 7 Baller
    ok thanks for the reply
    so i will work my technique even more
    and next year if i go in slalom course often i will probably take a new ski
  • jeromezz430jeromezz430 Posts: 7 Baller
    So devio is inside me
    I will switch from my F1 to an ARC or ARC-S
    But the quesion is what is the best for me ?
    154 lbs 38yo 58km/h (slalom course few pass, best [email protected] beheind a ski tique)
    Any advice would be great
  • dchristmandchristman Posts: 970 Mega Baller
    devio? I hope that's not the same thing @cragginshred has. :)
    Is it time to ski, yet?
  • jeromezz430jeromezz430 Posts: 7 Baller
    Devil not devio, my iphone don t like when i write in english
    Sorry for the mistake
    dchristman
  • Orlando76Orlando76 Posts: 588 Crazy Baller
    Can’t help you much with the ski but I’m interested in the boat.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 24,468 Administrator
    @jeromezz430 the ARC and ARC-S are almost identical. The ARC-S is just a slightly softer Flex. I believe the S is more popular and it is the version that I prefer. Both are very good skis.

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  • jeromezz430jeromezz430 Posts: 7 Baller
    Ok thank for the reply
    @Orlando76 : it s not a real ski tique it s a « french copy » from savoie marine but the hull is very very very very similar
  • jeromezz430jeromezz430 Posts: 7 Baller
    Did ARC and ARC-S require more strength than my F1 ?
    What aspect is easier with "new" ski ?
  • JmoskiJmoski Posts: 166 Baller
    edited November 2017
    I skied many years on an F1 until I tried my friends 2016 Vapor, all it took was a single ride to convince me to upgrade.

    I felt like coming out of the ball I am stepping on a gas pedal with the vapor.

    I’m sure skiers better than me can get much more out of the F1 that I can, but the newer ski helped me break through the wall I had hit.
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