Pugski Ski Tester
- Nov 12, 2015
- North Lake Tahoe, NV
yes, several of my athletes who had gone to the masters skis have switched back to the 182-186 25-27m "FIS" (or" tweener" ) skis with positive results, finding them quicker edge to edge, more responsive and as a result faster. My concern with most of the Masters skis is that the wider waist, among other things, sort of "dumbs them down" compared to a proper race ski and they end up being slower. My personal viewpoint is that the Masters ski from most brands is more oriented towards free-skiing on a race-type ski rather than being suited for a Masters course. There are of course some exceptions to this.Need a bunch of space for the 30s.
I find the 182-85 (25-27m) “FIS” skis a pile of fun. Don’t care for the masters versions as they are a bit too soft, I still opt for the full blown race versions (just in shorter spec)
I must be a bit of an odd-ball as well though, I haven't felt compromised for space or constrained using a 30m ski as an everyday coaching/free ski. In fact for a lot of this season when we were getting low snow I was on an "expendable" 190/35m GS ski... Maybe partly the difference between east and West ?