The new setup is about right, I'm a *foot* farther back (correct balance) on a superior suspension. But at cruising speed (20-30 mph is my favorite zone, an accurate range) the little K2 just jumps and wiggles too much--tiny turn radius. It makes me yearn for my antediluvian 204cm Olin MK5s from pre-injury days in 1980. And I like fast, moderately steep cruising anyway. Andy, I think you had Bro 195 in Aspen, now it's on sale... Your thoughts?
I would also appreciate opinions on some other issues.
1) On eastern, stale, manmade "snow," the outriggers' brakes will just bounce the second you have speed. I set the brake angle to minimum, actually removing the screw, so that the outriggers *steer* or skid, not bounce. "Braking" is fine for powder or soft western pack, but utterly useless on ice or crud.
2) My shoulders have serious torquing problems (left rotator cuff lately), so I do much better with short-adjusted outriggers. I want to set them super short, actually just one inch shorter than my current setting which is the shortest setting. The reason is to enable me to put more weight on them for more turning and balancing force. The last, short setting really helped. I expect that one inch less still won't hinder my forward reaching. How do you set your outriggers? Note, I've been off the hill for a month because of shoulder problem--I hope to ski again this year; I only got out twice this season so far (3 illnesses, etc.).
Thanks to all, especially to Andy (just got my Die Living hoodies!)
Edited by whippersnapper, 21 February 2010 - 09:00 PM.