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Help me remake my gear for Utah

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

Just moved to Utah from the NW and I'm looking to update my quiver.  The snow and terrain are so much different than what I am used to I was hoping for some wisdom.

 

Me: Late 40's, 5'11", 165 lbs.  Level 8-9 skier.  Raced in high school and usually ski 30-40 days per year but plan on 75+ this year.  I'm no Bodie Miller but my technique is pretty solid; I can turn both ways and stop.  I like to ski everything and everywhere, I prefer to ski pretty fast and I'm usually looking for less tracked snow.  I have never tried a rockered ski so cannot comment on them other than they look funny, and, since I grew up on wet NW snow, I can ski most powder.  I don't want to be a dinosaur though so my mind is open.  I don't have any experience with AT or Touring but my friends here do so I hope to give at least some slack-country terrain a try.

 

My current set-up: 

--For spring/summer-Head Isupershape Speed 170cm with head bindings.

--For everything else-4 yr old Line Prophet 100's in a 184cm with Look bindings.  I bought them after a demo day and they have been good to me in everything but really deep and heavy snow where they can dive if I'm not careful.  I like the playfulness (losing it with age), they carve well, work fine in the crud and are pretty versatile.  Sometimes I wish I had bigger "steamroller" skis for really fast crud skiing, but most times I'm happy with them.  They are getting a bit long in the tooth so I'm ready to move on.

--two year old Head boots, cant remember model 110-120 flex? packed out and comfy but a bit too soft.

 

I have already purchased a pair of DPS Wailer 112 pure's in 184cm and a pair of Technica Conchise boots.

 

I'm looking for advise on:

Bindings for the 112's, should I just get something like Look turntables or go with an AT binding like a Jester or?

Should I use the 112's everywhere (one ski quiver) or get a more resort oriented ski (a Bonafied or Influence 105? ) for in-bounds days and get some AT bindings for the 112's?

I'm considering a more race oriented boot and possibly a pair of real GS skis as well.

 

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 12

More info please.  where do you plan to ski?   how much do you value groomer/carving  over powder performance.  ie do you want the perfect powder machine for the first half of the run and then carve RR tracks back to the lift?(I know, the impossible dream)  but would you weigh one more than the other? 

 

I personally  take two or three pairs of skis up to the resort with me and swap partway through the day or as my mood or snow conditions change.  Depending on the winter you may not get many hard icy days where you need a high speed carver.  some years you will hardly use the powder skis.  

 

as for tuoring I would recomend a whole setup.  boots, bindings, skis, skins,  Avalance beacon.  Many of these items  can be borrowed or rented.  as you get deeper into it.  there a a foew good consignment shops and lots of places to demo.  I would definatly get on a few different pairs of skis in the conditions  you want to ski before you buy.

 

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post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
Id do like the idea of having a do it all ski.

Perhaps I need a couple more skis. I don't usually like to stop skiing. Mid day though..

I live in park city. I'll ski at park city mountain wth the family (kids racing).

My friends like powder mt so ill be there a lot. I like alta-snowbird so ill be there a lot too.
post #4 of 12

 Dps pure 112 and plums = ticket to boner city

wps has a maggot group buy of plums going

Vibes on skiing in PC although the rp112 and plums will give you instant bro cred in any of those wasatch back resorts

post #5 of 12
As someone that lives in PC and skis PC/Canyons/Deer Valley/Pow Mow and Alta I would say you could probably ski the 112s most of the time at Alta or the Bird. They wouldn't really be an ideal PC ski for days other than the big ones which we don't get a ton of. You could ski the Bonafides any day at PC/Deer Valley and maybe those few days at Alta when it hasn't snowed in a week. You would be surprised how narrow they ski on groomers especially if you grew up racing and know how to tip em over. Probably no need for a GS ski even. My philosophy is that the groomers are so soft here in UT you want more width under foot that way you can lay it over even further without worrying about booting out. I see no need to ski on anything less than 87 mm here. If you want the ultimate groomer ride this winter walk into Colesport and demo some M-Powers. The 112s and the Bonafides would cover about 90% of your days here but if you want an eye opening experience on a sunny groomer day at PC you've got to give the M-Power a spin. The ski has no speed limit, especially the 181. You can go as fast as you want and it won't let go yet it's soft enough to ski easily at slow speeds.
post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 

Great info Wasatchback, thanks.

 

So far I've been considering the Bonafide, Conchise, Dynastar Legend Pro, Influence 105, FX98, BMX 108. 

 

Great advise on demoing the M-power.  I just read the reviews and it sounds up my alley.

 

Would you go with AT bindings like the Plums on my 112's?  Thanks for the heads up on the Group Buy Skifishbum. 

post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 

Should I add Ullr's Chariot to that short (kind of long) list?

post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by wasatchback View Post

As someone that lives in PC and skis PC/Canyons/Deer Valley/Pow Mow and Alta I would say you could probably ski the 112s most of the time at Alta or the Bird. They wouldn't really be an ideal PC ski for days other than the big ones which we don't get a ton of. You could ski the Bonafides any day at PC/Deer Valley and maybe those few days at Alta when it hasn't snowed in a week. You would be surprised how narrow they ski on groomers especially if you grew up racing and know how to tip em over. Probably no need for a GS ski even. My philosophy is that the groomers are so soft here in UT you want more width under foot that way you can lay it over even further without worrying about booting out. I see no need to ski on anything less than 87 mm here. If you want the ultimate groomer ride this winter walk into Colesport and demo some M-Powers. The 112s and the Bonafides would cover about 90% of your days here but if you want an eye opening experience on a sunny groomer day at PC you've got to give the M-Power a spin. The ski has no speed limit, especially the 181. You can go as fast as you want and it won't let go yet it's soft enough to ski easily at slow speeds.

 

What ski would you pick for a combination of  bumped-up STH, Gad 2 trees, and the occasional foray on ski team lift in PC?
 

 

post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by cantunamunch View Post



 

What ski would you pick for a combination of  bumped-up STH, Gad 2 trees, and the occasional foray on ski team lift in PC?
 

 


rax & plums

bro

op i ski the dynawhompers a bit in bounds and I can get what I need done with them Im long gone by the time shit gets tracked or bumped up

Its a bit of a harsh ride on groom thats not soft

like a hard tail hog ride

I think the plum bros got the brakes coming probably wont be any better than dyna brakes though
 

 

post #10 of 12

go with what i do: marker dukes on moment night trains. lol

post #11 of 12
Thread Starter 

Ok, I got AT bindings for the DPS skis and now I need the other pair(s)

 

I'm going to hold out until winter/spring to upgrade the hard snow skis (and probably boots) so I'm focusing on the PC resort ski.

 

Lots of reading/research has me sown to seven...the Blizzard Bonafide, Dynastar Legend Pro 105 or 115, Line Influence 105, Kastle FX98 or BMX 108 or Ullr's

 

I'm leaning Bonafied right now but I change day to day.  I need a demo day with all 7 pair!

 

If I wait to demo will they be sold out?

 

Any opinions?

 

post #12 of 12

With your racing background, you will have a hard time not loving the Kastles.  Haven't been on the Bonafides yet, though feedback on them has been excellent.  I have been VERY impressed with the Kastle line, though.  They are a skier's ski.

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