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post #31 of 42
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My problem is that I really am all over the moutain, I rarely find days where i am just sking bumps, or just skiing trees. Sometimes I think about switching skis mid day, anyone else do this?


Yes, I will sometimes bring 2 pair to the mountain, it's a real PTA since I don't have a locker at the mountain, or I go to various mountains, I have to lug 2 pair from the car.

 

For your next all mountain east coast do it all pair look at ( demo if you can )

 

Fischer progressor 8 or 9 ( 8 softer, better in bumps ) really good slalom like turner ( hybrid ski with a SL tip and a GS tail ) Look at size 160-165

Nordica Nitrous in a 165ish would be bomber all over the mountain; hold really good on ice, performs fine in bumps and off trail.

Blizzard 8.1

Or if you want a rockered ski the K2 Charger is getting rave reviews as an east coast rockered ski.

Volkl Kendo if you like stiffer skis ( some folks are on the Mantra as their daily east cost driver )

post #32 of 42

Regional FIS/USSA racer, 170lbs, 5'10"

 

216 for DH

202/210 for SG

186/191 for GS

165 for SL

 

175 for freeskiing (Volkl TIgershark 12ft)

 

There have been days that I have literally skied on them all (testing days at Sunapee last year, had three pairs of Downhill skis, two pairs of Super-G skis, two GS, a SL pair, and my freeskiing skis). Always good to just park it on the beach and have your keys on hand most of the time, though I would have sets of 3 or 4 on the racks at any given time.

post #33 of 42

5'10'' 135-140 Level 7/8 Guy

 

165 Dynastar Exclusive Legend (womens ski) 

 

Probably a bit short for me, looking to pick up something around 170 for my next ski.

post #34 of 42
184 Mantra, 170lbs expert tele-skier.
post #35 of 42
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Originally Posted by TFull View Post

My problem is that I really am all over the moutain, I rarely find days where i am just sking bumps, or just skiing trees. Sometimes I think about switching skis mid day, anyone else do this?


Yes, I will sometimes bring 2 pair to the mountain, it's a real PTA since I don't have a locker at the mountain, or I go to various mountains, I have to lug 2 pair from the car.

 

For your next all mountain east coast do it all pair look at ( demo if you can )

 

Fischer progressor 8 or 9 ( 8 softer, better in bumps ) really good slalom like turner ( hybrid ski with a SL tip and a GS tail ) Look at size 160-165

Nordica Nitrous in a 165ish would be bomber all over the mountain; hold really good on ice, performs fine in bumps and off trail.

Blizzard 8.1

Or if you want a rockered ski the K2 Charger is getting rave reviews as an east coast rockered ski.

Volkl Kendo if you like stiffer skis ( some folks are on the Mantra as their daily east cost driver )


I want to demo, all of those skis, righ tnow I am using my misfit for my do everything ski, even though it generally would not be classified as such. I seem to have more fun on a wider ski. I was thinking about a volk ac30 or kastle mx78 into the options also. What I am starting to learn is that it really is not the ski, and just have fun whatever you are riding on. More importantly I need a new pair of boots
 

post #36 of 42

I'm 5'9" 195, 58. Advanced, level 7 I guess. Split my time evenly between bumps, trees and groomed, powder when we get it.

Everyday skis 178

Powder skis 192


Edited by Eric S - 2/8/11 at 4:00pm
post #37 of 42

5'7"  180# BN.....Kinda old....... Level 8.88

 

Shortest  159 Atomic SX 10's

Longest   192 Big Dumps

Carvers    172 Contacts

AT's         174 Chiefs

Rockers   176 S7's

TT's         167 Big Troubles

Tele's       181 Super Stinx/167 Anti-piste's

 

They all rip !!!!

post #38 of 42

5'9" 205# 57 Level 7/8

 

Trees, powder, bumps: Line Prophet 100's 179

Groomers, crud: Head Monster 85's 186

 

And yet at yesterday's demo days I felt distinctly undersized when I saw the new 120 wide 189 long skis in the lift line.....

post #39 of 42

63 year old  6'3'' 250lbs old school skier get down anything but keep out of powder now as my knees are older than the rest of me. Favourite terrai is one that allows big GS style turns at speed.

 

205 cm Atomic Beta Carve 10 - 22

 

I tried the heavier GS race ski from Atomic but in the end the lighter ski allows me to ski longer before my knees cry ENOUGH for the day.

post #40 of 42

55, 6'2" & 195 lbs

 

Head Mojo 94 187cm - regular camber twintip

 

K2 obSETHed & Hellbent 189cm - rockered

post #41 of 42

5' 10'  weight 200lbs  upper advanced (ski anything except extreme GNAR)

177cm Fisher RCR in east only. thin waist (they suck in western powder)

181cm K2 Mod X out west.

 

Haven't seen the need for fatties in powder yet.

"rockered skiis" puzzle me.

post #42 of 42

5'5", 190+; PSIA L II certified, Nastar Gold/Platinum racer; finesse and technique over power; can survive, but not really ski, bumps.

 

SLs = 155

Free ski SLs = 165

GSs = 180

"DH"s = 188

6* = 168

Hart Lady Twin = 176

Karma, Aura, Kiku = 177

Sumo = 175

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