Where can one demo/rent/try/ogle tele gear in the mid-atlantic region?
I've searched and lurked mostly on-line with no luck. Use to volunteer at, shameless plug, http://www.netelemark.com/front.htm
, and was able to jump on a bunch of different gear. Unfortunately I'm long past creating logs/journals, hence, don't remember what I liked/disliked.
I don't generally don't buy anything retail or untried, with the exception of the occasional WW boat.
Lately have only been getting out a few days a year, hope to remedy this year, so I've just dealt with what I've had.
I'm in T2's, and usually ski K2's Totally Piste 190cm, G3 Targa. These are fine on NE PP (boiler plate) and if you like to rip. I also have an early World Piste,superloops, which I find too soft for me, chatter at speed and don't seem to handle anything but cord well. Prolly just the way I ski.
I'm not a cruiser and don't always have my BB pointing towards the lodge, due to lack of efff. controlling speed, I suspect.
I don't want to have to work as much to enjoy, would like something shorter, more sidecut, (ski does more work)and be able to (learn)to transition between turns quicker,snappier, stand a little more upright and look at the scenery (rest) less often.
I'm a mature (child like)gent , 6' 215#, 11 ft and stay reasonably fit.
I'm thinking mid 170's to low 180's.
Feel free to chime in on any of the above or offer up different ideas. Or if you have something in your quiver that I might be interested.
Oh, and I'm in Virginia and make frequent road trips on the spur, weekdays are best.
Snowing in NE, how 'bout those Pat's