So here is my questionÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¦ how do you know when to adjust a fin or when to focus on technique?
Let me give you some back ground to help muddy the water a little bit.
I am skiing with a friend who recently bought a 66 Fisher yellow, and is really struggling with his 35 passes. He runs it but it is ugly! At the end of the turn the ski pops up and the rope drops in the water, big hit and he is off to the next ball only to have it happen all over again. Last year while skiing on his D3 he had a similar problems at 38 but was able to cut to 39. Nowhere near that on the Fish. The guy has a great attitude and comes from the school of thought that he should run 39 on a 2x4 and wont blame the ski. Set after set he tries new stuff but all with the similar results.
When he bought the ski he flew out to JodiÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s, skied with him for a couple of days after he set the ski up and it hasnÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢t changed since thenÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¦I donÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢t have the numbers and we can get into that later, but what does everyone think, Technique or ski adjustment? There is no question in my mind that technique always needs to be improved. But when does a tweak on a fin here or moving a binding forward there help? Only after perfect form is achieved? Or can a fin adjustment help to overcome bad form?