So, I live in the Caribou Hills on the southern Kenai Pen. I've been snowshoeing around my patch for awhile, and figured I'd take the next step with skis.
Up to REI today, and told the saleswoman what I wanted to do-
I'm big (6'3", 225), need a lot of flotation, and I want to ski in trees and gently rolling terrain usually off trail.
With her input, I ended up buying 189 cm 110/78/95 waxless skis (metal edged) with 75mm 3 pin bindings.
Not wanting to wait till I got home, I went straight over to Kincaid to try them out.... holy crap they were incredibly hard to control! While the hardpack of Kincaid is obviously not the terrain I intend to use them on mostly, I never imagined that they would be THAT hard to control on hardpack.
So my question is- Do I just need to practice more?, or do I really need 2 sets of skis if I ever want to head down a snowmachine trail?
My previous experience includes a couple of weekends (many) years ago with narrow track skis, and a fair amount of experience (years ago as well) Alpine skiing- at one point having no problems with black diamonds.
Thanks for your advice.