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Ski recs- Transitioning from race skis to all-mountain

post #1 of 7
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Hello all, so I've been racing since I was little and have therefore skied pretty much exclusively on race skis. Now that I'm out of college and will be skiing more out West I think it's time for a change. While my Volkl race tigers are amazing for snapping slalom turns, I need a more all-mountain option that can handle high speed and powder. I'm a strong skier, although not very big (5' 8', 150 lbs).

 

Priority number one is having some skis that can make some nice carved turns at high speed and have a bit of snap to them, but I also want to have fun in the powder and trees.

 

Some models I've been looking at:

 

Blizzard Magnum 8.1 or 8.7

 

Volkl Kendo

 

Volkl Grizzly

 

Nordica HR Helldiver

 

 

Any feedback/help would be appreciated.

post #2 of 7

You could look at skis that are stiff and have a fairly large turn radius. sandwich sidewall construction may also have some of the qualities you enjoy from racing. and made in Europe may give a ski a familiar, classic feeling. There are many models that fit this category, by most of the brands. you could add to your list: Kaestle MX88, Dynastar LP 105, Salomon Shogun, Stockli Scott Schmidt Pro, etc. enjoy the search.

post #3 of 7

Also consider the Blizzard Bushwacker and/or Bonafide.

post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 

I've also been looking at the:

 

Ski Logik Rave TT's

 

Line Prophet 90's

 

 

One thing I've heard about the prophets is that they might be too damp. I'd like to have some energy in my ski to pop the turn a bit more.

 

Any thoughts?

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One thing I've heard about the prophets is that they might be too damp. I'd like to have some energy in my ski to pop the turn a bit more.

 

Any thoughts?


 

Make sure that advice didn't come from the Cthaeh?

 

post #6 of 7

I'd add the older nordica supercharger enforcers.

 

They are really beefy skis -- seem straight from the race room.  (I got them from start haus last year - the red topsheet 07 skis i think).  They can be had for cheap, because many people consider theytoo hooky and too stiff.

 

good luck

 

post #7 of 7

+1 on Enforcers.  For the right skier, they are an excellent choice. I VERY MUCH prefer them to the Helldiver.  Also, Kastle BMX98 is a standout.

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