I've actually heard some folks say that -38 and -39 have similar characteristics. But this week I've had a huge (equipment) breakthrough at -38, running it three straight, and I still have absolutely no chance at -39. It's a victory if I eek the ski outside of 2. I don't expect to start running it soon, of course, but since I'm not even "in it" for a moment, I was hoping some of the amazing skiers in the Advanced Topics world could throw some general pointers on things to consider when trying to learn 10.75m/39.5.
I am also eventually planning to post a bit of video for specific coaching, but I think general concepts may be useful to quite a few of us who every-so-often run 11.25m and are completely outclassed at 10.75m. (Holy half meter, Batman.)
Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan