My original message:
Im looking to get new shafts to replace my V2 150 skates (old, beat-up and bindings are a little crooked) and am trying to decide if I should get skate or combi ones . Im 6ft2, 180lbs and mostly skate, with occasional double-poling and single-sticking, but never diagonal striding. Ive had both kinds of V2 150s (the old blue combis and red skates), and the combis seemed more directionally stable (more like the long snow ski) whereas skate ones were more
maneuverable but squirrely. Since Ive stuck with my skate ones for the last couple of years (broke the fork on the combis), I cant compare them side by side. Do you folks have any observations effect on technique, wheel drop, etc. I know there are lot of people who dont like this line of V2s to begin with because of weight, but Id like to stick with pneu wheels. Plus I have speed reducers that I believe should fit the new shafts.