Headwind v Tailwind

webbdawg99webbdawg99 Posts: 1,065 Mega Baller
edited June 2012 in Technique & Theory
For me and most of the guys I ski with, we prefer to have a slight head for our most difficult pass. However, after talking to several of the pros at the recent Atlanta Pro-Am, almost of them said they prefer a tail. I can't figure out why this difference in prefence seems to exist between pros and amateurs. What are your thoughts?

Do you prefer a head or tail? And if a tail....can you help me figure out why?

Comments

  • 6balls6balls Posts: 4,689 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    AT 28 and 32 I like the tail...less work. Very light either way when it gets to 35 is fine. Too much headwind at 38 and I have trouble getting width...very light headwind or no wind would probably be my preference there.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 4,689 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @OB, I hear you. If I get too slow at the ball due to headwind at 38 I over-turn and it's over.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • webbdawg99webbdawg99 Posts: 1,065 Mega Baller
    I could definitely see that being a factor at 34. But at 36, I almost never feel too slow at the ball.....too fast more often than not.
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