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Trying freestyle for first time?

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
Hi folks, hoping for some advice.

I’ve been skiing for 30 years - I’m one of the lucky ones who started in kindergarten out in France.

Every year is the same - I get the same carver skis and plod around for a week or two, just trying to go faster.

But I keep toying with trying a pair of freestyle skis and possibly having some dedicated lessons (I’m sure I could do with a brush up).

I’m off to the 3 valleys (les menuires) in 10 days. I suppose I could nip to the Chill Factore down the road if it would help adjust.

Could anyone advise how these skis compare to normal carvers? Whilst I might have a play on the odd bump and may have a lesson or two, the bulk of the holiday will be spent with the group. I’m used to blasting past them all and quite like a turn of speed - will twin tip freestyle skis cause any great issue in adapting on pisted runs?

Any tips warmly received: thank you.
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
I can`t give you any tips as I`ve never put a pair on, but my sons around you age I guess, from your post, have skied since they were tiny and appear to be equally at home on twin tipped skies as ordinary ones. In fact my eldest skis most of the time with them whilst his brothers usually do not, and they all seem to cover the same runs at similar speeds (Can`t say I`ve noticed what skis they have on for off piste though).
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
@gasket, I am definitely no 'freestyler' but I have demoed the odd pair of park skis. In general they flex a bit more than piste skis, I guess this is for landing jumps, etc. Turn initiation is a little slower as they tend to be wider and less shaped. Having said that, they do hold a good edge and can cool down any following friends as you shower them with snow spray.
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