After a15 year break from skiing I am shocked at the difference in hardware or maybe it's just me.
I have probably owned 15-20 new high end slalom skis since 1978 and the last being a connelly attack in 98
I skied most into short line and the attack into 35 off at 36mph consistently in the late 90's
I got back on my old ski this year and did some free skiing , other than being way out of shape, the ski and I felt the same and all good.
My friends all said that ski tech has changed dramatically in the past 15 years and that I need to ditch the boat anchor and get on some modern hardware.
From memory, each time I have upgraded my skis in the past, all have been an improvement and I could feel comfortable on them all after a short while.
I purchased myself a new non current HO S1 and put on the new HO apex bindings on it.
66" and I m 175 lbs
Factory settings and I can't ski on it.
I don't just mean uncomfortable, I can't turn it, cross the wakes or do anything!
Forget the course, I fell through the gates?
I compared my set up with another S1 and it is about the same.
I can't seem to get the ski in the water and my knees bent to get the ski down.
The bindings are as stiff as rocks and seem to cause my position to be straight legged and weight way back.
I tried a run with the bindings undone and at 32 mph and it felt better, but way behind where I am on my old attack.
I sent the ski out with another skier(he also skis on a S1) and he skied it just fine.
I am confused.
Have ski styles changed soo much over 15 years that I have to completely adapt to something new?
I think the bindings are too upright and keeping my knees straight.anybody had this with the HO apex's
My friend skied just fine on it and that is what confuses me.
Looking for thoughts
And no, I don't think returning to my old connelly is the best answer