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One ski quiver for whistler blackcomb???

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 

Hi. I'm new to this forum (forums in general, actually).

 

For this coming ski season, I'm planning on getting new skis. I'm looking of a one-ski quiver for whistler blackcomb. I ski double black diamonds 50%, pow 30%, other groomers 20%. i also want a ski that can go in the park, if need be. I'm an advanced skier, 6'4" 165 pounds. I prefer a finesse style, but also enjoy charging. I'm planning on focusing more on powder and big mountain this year, but as i said, my new ski still needs to be a one-ski quiver. any suggestions???

post #2 of 22

Welcome to EpicSki!!

 

For the conditions you describe, and assuming you have good fitting boots, I'd suggest you try something like the Blizzard Bonafide, Fischer Watea98, Rossi S3, or Kastle BMX98.

 

At your size, something in this range should suit you well for what you're asking.

There are a lot of great skis in that range, but the one that rises to the top of the reviews this year(rightfully so) is the Blizzard Bonafide!

 

There are some tags on the right of the page so you can do some research in this category.

 

post #3 of 22
Thread Starter 

the kastle's price is a bit steep. How about the line blend or the k2 kung fujas or the blizzard cochise? would those be too fat?

post #4 of 22

@6'4"..165, I would suggest something softer that you can flex easily if you are going longer. Line Influence 105, and k2 Sidestash along with the Legend 105 are three other skis that could very well fit your bill. 

post #5 of 22

I guess everyone missed the part about wanting to be able to hit the park.

 

http://on3pskis.com/products/caylor/

 

http://on3pskis.com/products/jeffre/

 

http://on3pskis.com/products/jeronimo/

 

I love the Caylor about 90% of the time in PNW conditions.

 

Blister did a solid review here: http://blistergearreview.com/gear-reviews/review-on3p-caylor-191cm

 

 

post #6 of 22
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Originally Posted by ecimmortal View Post

I guess everyone missed the part about wanting to be able to hit the park.

 



True Dat.

 

The Fujas, Watea, S3, Lines and will add the 6th Sense Huge all have twins for the Park. 

post #7 of 22
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True Dat.

 

The Fujas, Watea, S3, Lines and will add the 6th Sense Huge all have twins for the Park. 


IMO the S3 is a bit too directional. If I was going to go Line then I think the Blend would be more appropriate than the Influence series.

 

I guess it's so subjective though.

 

post #8 of 22
Thread Starter 

Armada TST?

post #9 of 22
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Originally Posted by blackcombskier View Post

Armada TST?


To directional.

 

post #10 of 22

I may have read this incorrectly, bit I get the idea that the OP wants a ski that will charge the whole mountain and occasionally go into the park.  Not necessarily a park ski.  Am I wrong?

post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

I may have read this incorrectly, bit I get the idea that the OP wants a ski that will charge the whole mountain and occasionally go into the park.  Not necessarily a park ski.  Am I wrong?



Occasionaly going in to the park means to me that you would like it to be competent in that area. To me that means a ski should be close to a center mount and somewhat symetrical. If the OP just wants to do some straight airs, then I am off base, and pretty much anything will do.

post #12 of 22
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Originally Posted by blackcombskier View Post

Hi. I'm new to this forum (forums in general, actually).

 

 I'm planning on focusing more on powder and big mountain this year, but as i said, my new ski still needs to be a one-ski quiver. any suggestions???


Skip the park so you can get the 192 TST or 185 Blizzard Cochise IMO.

 

post #13 of 22

189 4frnt Turbo.

 

 

Boom.

post #14 of 22

moment night train! i love mine and i ski basically what you do.

post #15 of 22
Thread Starter 

I would prefer a ski that can go in the park, but if there was a ski that was absolutely amazing and wasn't really twin tip, i'd probably ride that. Is the moment PB&J any good?

post #16 of 22

No, the Cochise is not too fat, IMO its too skinny for a one ski quiver, but your needs seem different. You seem pretty adament on the park but talk big game on big mountain charging. The Fujas is a fine option for that. Its essentially an oversized park ski. Bit of a noodle but your a string bean so shouldn't bee too bad, but definitely not a charger.

 

You have to be honest with yourself and decide where you will be doing most of your skiing. For instance I've been watching ski porn trailers and am convinced I'm going to go send 50 footers. Not realistic. But thats the direction I would like to progress (with baby steps) so I'm looking for more of a big mountain/all mountain ski and I'd like something jibby like a Bentchetler (which I've seen people lap the park with). Long story short the point is buy a ski for where you'd like to progress, not where you are, but be realistic.

 

My suggestion is to look for something that will hold up better in an all mountain and powder setting. At least 105 waist and with a camber rocker mix to give it some versatility. If its me I'm going closer to 110 waist. You can take anything in the park if you really want to, but a park ski won't hold up everywhere. Down the road you can always pick up a cheap park ski. My shop has a few good ones left over from last year for $250 on down. Shouldn't be too hard to find.

post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by blackcombskier View Post

I would prefer a ski that can go in the park, but if there was a ski that was absolutely amazing and wasn't really twin tip, i'd probably ride that. Is the moment PB&J any good?



i take my night trains in the park, although not on rails or boxes much. but if your jumpin more than youre jibbin theyre pretty good. if you like jibbing a lot though, then no i wouldnt get em. i have heard some good things about the pb&j, im deffinetly going to demo it this year. before you buy something, if possible demo it first. makes the decision to buy or not waay easier.

 

post #18 of 22
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My suggestion is to look for something that will hold up better in an all mountain and powder setting. At least 105 waist and with a camber rocker mix to give it some versatility. If its me I'm going closer to 110 waist. You can take anything in the park if you really want to, but a park ski won't hold up everywhere. Down the road you can always pick up a cheap park ski. My shop has a few good ones left over from last year for $250 on down. Shouldn't be too hard to find.



thanks skinom. i never really considered just picking up a cheap park ski some time in the future, but getting an all/big mountain ski now. What would you suggest?

post #19 of 22
Thread Starter 
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My suggestion is to look for something that will hold up better in an all mountain and powder setting. At least 105 waist and with a camber rocker mix to give it some versatility. If its me I'm going closer to 110 waist. You can take anything in the park if you really want to, but a park ski won't hold up everywhere. Down the road you can always pick up a cheap park ski. My shop has a few good ones left over from last year for $250 on down. Shouldn't be too hard to find.



thanks skinom. i never really considered just picking up a cheap park ski some time in the future, but getting an all/big mountain ski now. What would you suggest?

post #20 of 22



 

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Originally Posted by skinom View Post

 

My suggestion is to look for something that will hold up better in an all mountain and powder setting. At least 105 waist and with a camber rocker mix to give it some versatility. If its me I'm going closer to 110 waist. You can take anything in the park if you really want to, but a park ski won't hold up everywhere. Down the road you can always pick up a cheap park ski. My shop has a few good ones left over from last year for $250 on down. Shouldn't be too hard to find.



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Originally Posted by blackcombskier View Post

thanks skinom. i never really considered just picking up a cheap park ski some time in the future, but getting an all/big mountain ski now. What would you suggest?


You might like the Line Sir Francis Bacon if you're looking at that 105-110 range. It's 108mm, twin tip, and the recommended mount point is -2 cm, so quite central. I've been riding the older model (115 mm) in a few resorts in the Alps and at Revelstoke, and it worked well for me. It's not as light as a park ski, but it's reasonably light for its size, and the side cut works well skiing switch.

 

For a finesse skier your weight (similar to mine), it should bring a smile to your face.

post #21 of 22
Thread Starter 

Thanks everybody. I'm thinking now that i should get a big/all mountain ski for now, and, if need be and the opportunity arrises, i'll get a cheap park ski from last year.

post #22 of 22

That is what I would do. ^^^^^ icon14.gif

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