OK I am 44 year old, never really made it, wannabe slalom skier. I generally free ski at 36 and 28 off. I just love the way this feels. In the course I generally have to slow way down. On a good day 34 feels reasonably manageable to me but its so different. Ideally would like to start skiing some tournaments again next year where I'll be at max speed 34 right? So my question is ... am I actually hurting myself by freeskiing at 36. Should I just hold at 34 and get really comfortable with the way the ski feels at 34? Maybe even set my ski up for 34mph (fin, wing)? or is there actually benefits to freeskiing at 36 and then slowing down in the course? Given how weird things feel I doubt thats the case but I thought I check with some of you that actually know a thing or two.
All in at 34 or keep hanging with the kids at 36?