Yesterday started out horribly. I completely F**ed up the first run with 2 huge misstakes while feeling totally out of control. I was super bummed and disappointed so when I saw Daniel at the 2nd run inspection and saw that he had a pair of 35m skis on I just had to say F**k it and ask if I could try them. So far down here I have refused to use the new skis as I hate the idea of them but as I have to use them this winter I guess I had to start somewhere. The problem was that the only turns I had done on them was in the spring on super soft snow so I was pretty nervous!
Once in the course I felt pretty awkward on the first few gates but halfway down I realized that the new skis was actually helping me a TON to stay on the snow rather than jumping around, which has been my biggest problem over the past few years. Got to the bottom and on my first run I was already skiing better on them then I was on the old skis, and with only 40/100 separating me and Felix who won in the second run I was super stoked.
So the new horrible skis that is boring to ski is actually working great for me which is pretty ironic. From now on I will surrender to the devil and use the new ones. I must admit that at times when skiing is tough I really wonder what the hell I am up to trying to get back into this sport, but with the news skis working like they do I am super pumped and mega motivated again!