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Best All Mountain Ski for the Northeasterner at White(Ice)face Mtn, NY

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You read and read and read and there are so many variations as to what's the best all mountain ski!  I keep reading about the Kendo by Volkl, also the Blizzards 4x4, and I read here that some are not too happy with the Head Peak.  I really would love that "all ski quiver!"

 

Any advice from any of you?  Thanks!!!!!  Italrunner

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As it has just been announced that the Volkl AC line is being dicontinued, there should be some good deals going on soon for the AC30's (my pick) and AC 50's.

Both would make a good all mountain eastern ski that can take a week out west a year.

Good luck.

Rick G
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I've been riding my Elan Magfire 12s for 4 years now at Whiteface and Gore, they have become my everyday ski...unless it's deep and then I reach for my Mantra's.

 

However I think my next new ski will probably be a wider 85-90 waist, something like my personal favorite the Blizzard 8.7 which I was able to demo this year and it RIPS! It's really stiff but considering I am 6' 3" and 220lbs I like a stiff ski. I would like to demo the Kendo, Sultan 85 and maybe the MX88 sometime this year before I make a purchase.

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You read and read and read and there are so many variations as to what's the best all mountain ski!  I keep reading about the Kendo by Volkl, also the Blizzards 4x4, and I read here that some are not too happy with the Head Peak.  I really would love that "all ski quiver!"

 

Any advice from any of you?  Thanks!!!!!  Italrunner


Hi - Welcome. The Contact 4x4 is a 75 mm waist ski by Dynastar. There are a bunch of nice Blizzards that fir the Northeast, such as the 8.1 Magnum. It would help if you could tell us about your abilities, favored terrain (eg, bumps, trees, groomers, etc), height and weight, what skis you've liked in the past or now. Then suggest a search in the Gear Reviews section. Particularly Dawgcatching's reviews of <80 mm skis. For Whiteface, you probably want something in the 72-82 range IMO, given its proclivity for ice. 

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thanks R

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Thanks for the heads up!!!! Beyond!

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