Following taking the winter off with a drought winter in Ca and a miracle March with an entire winters worth of percip hitting us this month I've had some frustrations coming off the dock at a shorter line length I consistently nailed last fall. Another variable was I only had 3 days on my new 2018 Vapor last fall so I never really got used to how snappy the edge change is on the ski with the tendency of holding my cut too hard and long.
As a result of two crappy days at my former line length this spring/winter I am opting to go back to -22 to start. I was so hesitant because that line length is soooo different than the subsequent shorter ones AND you can get a away with many bad habits that will never aide in getting back to my former line length that I dialed last season.
The obvious reason is I have to
1) Get used to the new ski
2) Get some timing and rhythm going
3) Round 6 ball dammit
I know there are a few of you who say stay at -28 even if it means skiing 32mph or whatever, but it is simply not happening right now
Others would say 'you have to run many passes or all at -22 to shorten the line'
What do the ballers here say? I'm guessing more will agree with the second line of thought?
Vapor pro 2017