Awesome!!! I hope you love them! :D
Oh, I do I do I do! Even though the conditions were pretty crunchy today (there was supposed to be a storm but it never got here), and even though I'm still recovering from pneumonia so I'm not as strong in lung or leg as I was a month ago, we went out and it was WONDERFUL - I skied down hills I didn't have the nerve to even when I was pushing myself last time I went skiing.
At first I thought these skis were a mistake, they felt like planks on my feet, but after a couple of runs they definitely felt like the right fit for me at this point in my skiing.
Thanks to Rhody, I have pretty pretty skis sitting by the front door waiting for me to get over this pneumonia. The skis are taunting me, I swear!
Stick with it! I've had pneumonia twice and had to really pay attention to my body after the infection was gone.
I won't truck with salespeople who don't care that I'd spend money in their store if they supported those of us who aren't skinny but still want to go outdoors (gasp!).
Its possible that your equipment is not suited for you at this stage of your skiing.I think my equipment's good. I noticed last weekend that one of my heels is slipping just a tiny bit in my boot, so I'm planning on hitting a bootfitter probably early next month. I've got a pair of K2 Lotta Luvs that are pretty well used (I bought them used) but are still in good shape, and I had them tuned up at the beginning of the year. I'm going to take them with me to the bootfitter to have them checked out too.
Most of the women's ski clinics that I've found that are close enough to drive there and back in a day are either weekday clinics, require the skier to be good on blue slopes, or are just plain too expensive for me to consider right now. I can't swing a weekday clinic right now with having to pick up kiddos from school in the afternoon.
I'm hoping next season I'll be able to do the clinic in Taos with Kathy...can't remember her last name...that someone was talking about in another thread. We have family there, so at least I wouldn't have to shell out for lodging. But right now I really can't get away for more than a weekend day.
A lot of this is just me venting, there's no suggestible solution for limited funds and limited time.
Oh, and...my son overheard me talking to my husband about the part of the hill where I got stuck parallel and being unable to muster the courage to point my skis back down the hill, and chimed in, "Oh, I love that part of the hill, it goes so fast!!!"