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that 187 is an awesome weapon...... I also ordered the 180 from phil (and the dps 112- I doubt you need more but the 120 or 138 should be on the list) but if I skied in a more open environment, I would have gone with the 187 for sure. It's insanely stable and fun. It made me think I actually had some balls.... biggrin.gif
 

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FWIW, I'm 6'1", 170, and am NOT the best skier on the mountain, whether I proclaim it for GNAR points or not.  I ordered 180 Bonafides from Phil.  And, to JayT's point, it's part of a planned 2 ski quiver and I will probably also find a pair of pow skis sometime during the season around 120+mm. The 180 Bonafides are also my "instructor" ski for skiing with my 5 y/o. 

 

If I were the fastest skier on the mountain, and it was a OSQ, I would have ordered the Bonafides in a 187, per Phil's advice. 

 

If you had been looking around a few weeks ago, I would have offered my Stockli XXXLs (formerly dawgcatching's - see his review of 88mm skis), as they are stout enough to handle the fastest skier on the mountain at 89mm waist and 178cm length and rip in crud.  However, they are gone, gone, gone.  You can find them on the internet, new, in a 178 or a 188 for about $375.

 

 



 

post #32 of 39
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I would be interested in a more detailed comparison between the Stockli 95 and the Bone. Do they ski short, ie go longer. What is the difference in feel and which will excel in powdery conditions.

 

Beyond, Noodler, Dawg? You guys tried these back to back or in comparable conditions?

 

tw


I have skied the SR 95, but not the Bone (yet). Reviewed it here. Can only say that I'm seriously considering the 95 as my main western ski for this year, although the MX98 and the Bone are still in play. Waay more responsive and quicker in slush and crud at lower speeds than your daddy's Stockli, but just as silky and planted. I'd expect, from the reviews in various places including Real Skiers (who really liked both) and my own experience with other Blizzards that the Bone will mainly differ in feel rather than outcome, will be significantly lighter, more snowfeel, more pop, a bit easier to initiate, probably a bit less stabile at illegal speeds, front and rear a bit more reactive to stiff chop and crud. (The 95 was the first ski I've been on that did slightly softening but still frozen coral reefs without harshing me. Coulda texted while I skied.) But suspect main difference is the Bone is very cutting edge rocker that will especially reward a new school style, while the 95 is a early rise/resort tip rocker and flip tail, more conducive to old school/current styles. I'd probably prefer the 95 for chutes, groomers, and maching chop, the Bone for trees, bumps, and launching. The Bone will outsell the 95's 200-1 and clearly wins the coolness contest, but at the end of the day either could do everything you want of a ski. 

 

post #33 of 39

Beyond.

 

Yes I read your initial review and was wondering if you had tried the Blizzards since that time. this was a great recap.

 

My current steed, the VXL, is a formidable ski in most conditions, but I am itching for a bit more power oriented ski without going large on the width.

 

Would the SR 95 and the VXL have too much overlap?

post #34 of 39

the bone is getting props for good reason, with the flipcore design with the TR moved up past the rocker it hooks up sweet when put on edge but still retains the benefits of the rocker when flat. The natural rocker is a different feeling. All I can tell you to do is try one.

post #35 of 39

Hi Rizrox,

 

I shouldn't presume what they mean by TGR, but think that they mean the Teton Gravity Research forums.  And yes, the forums seem to be down right now - unless they have blocked all IP's from Massachusetts.  This is a distinct possibility...

 

I'm not in a position to give advice on the skis, except to take the time to demo them instead of trusting the reviews.  Everyone has different expectations of their ski.

 

John

post #36 of 39
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Beyond.

 

Yes I read your initial review and was wondering if you had tried the Blizzards since that time. this was a great recap.

 

My current steed, the VXL, is a formidable ski in most conditions, but I am itching for a bit more power oriented ski without going large on the width.

 

Would the SR 95 and the VXL have too much overlap?

Yes. 95 has a different response cuz of the rocker, quicker initiation, but similar feel, strength. Not too much overlap if you are simply moving up to a wider, slightly more soft snow oriented ski; "tuning" a OSQ. But not a dramatic change, like going to a Dynastar LP. If you want a different feel, handling, significantly more float, suggest the Bone or something like the Prophet 98. 

 

post #37 of 39
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thick skin, no not really, you are new and that's fine but you jumped in proclaiming you're the new Shane and ask a question like should you be on 173's when you are 6' 175.  If you think it's tough here, this is a kittens playground in comparison to TGR. If you posted this on that site you would have been shredded,  err  Jonged...... mercilessly.  So show a little restraint and you might find a little more "compassion"  



 




LOLyahoo.gif No shit. I'm a member on TGR also, and I haven't even made my first post there yet, because I don't want to say something stupid and get raped

post #38 of 39


nah, really, its not that bad. just dont post anything stupid.... so if you have a legit question for instance, do a search 1st, if you didn't find your answer, state you are a stupid first time poster and you did a search but didn't find the answer, then ask the question.  and hope the core group is in a kind mood.biggrin.gif the key is TGR supposes you have a certain level of knowledge or skill. So don't ask questions like best helmet for me; can I bend a 90mm brake to fit a 100mm ski, should I put a 3* edge on my ski, what temperature wax to use, what spyder jacket to buy or claimi to be Shane or a bad ass.
 

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LOLyahoo.gif No shit. I'm a member on TGR also, and I haven't even made my first post there yet, because I don't want to say something stupid and get raped



 

post #39 of 39
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LOLyahoo.gif No shit. I'm a member on TGR also, and I haven't even made my first post there yet, because I don't want to say something stupid and get raped

When you finally have something to share, post it in the correct forum jongwink.gif
 

 

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