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post #151 of 178
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Originally Posted by tromano View Post

 

And where you ski on the mountain, and how you ski, and your skill set... And on the specific ski in question, not all 110 skis would be equally suitable for all mountain use. 

 

Of course, and granted than width is only one relevant feature of the ski.  But saying that you're not sure you can justify something 110 under (as the post to which I responded did) because you only ski off-piste half the time leads me to furrow my brow.

post #152 of 178

I don't know if I answered in this thread or not....so....

 

Kneissl Fly Star 183cm

Dynastar 6th Sense Distorter 185cm (new this year)

Hart BarHopper 188cm

Elan Boomerang 190cm

Hart Javelin GS 191cm

post #153 of 178
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Originally Posted by TheDad View Post

 

Of course, and granted than width is only one relevant feature of the ski.  But saying that you're not sure you can justify something 110 under (as the post to which I responded did) because you only ski off-piste half the time leads me to furrow my brow.

 

I was just unsure of making a jump to that wide of ski. I know a lot of factors will go into selection. The most important will come down to what I like when I demo. If I like a 110 for everything, then by golly I'll ski it for groomers, crud, pow, and maybe even a lil' water skiing. smile.gif That's the neat thing about ski selection, it's very personal.

post #154 of 178

Brand

Year & Model Length Type/Use Waist Radius Bindings
Atomic 2012 RS D2 SL 165 Carver/Hard snow 66.5 12.5 (flex 38/28) Atomic X12
Head 2009 iSupershape Speed 170 Carver/Hard to 8" of new 68 15.4 Head FF14
Blizzard 2012 Bonafide 180 All Mountain/Soft groomed to 12" of new 98 21 Look Pivot 14
Line 2009 Prophet 100 179 All Mountain/Soft groomed to 12" of new 100 18.9 Look PX12Ti
DPS 2012 RP112 184 Powder & Trees/ AT & over 12" of new 112 18 Plum Guide
 
 
 

 

 

Height: 5' 10"

Weight: 165-170lbs

Level: Advanced

Boots: Technica Cochise bsl 320 & Lange RX130W bsl 316

 

I posted this in the "what length" thread and it got me wondering if I should make some additions, deletions or changes...

 

A crud buster?

A semi-wide carver like an MX78 or 8.1?

Replace the Heads with a different GS type ski?

Add another powder specific ski?

Retire the P100's?

post #155 of 178
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post

here's what I have as of today

 

 

Hey Finndog,

I'm loving your quiver.  Can you talk about where you fit in the 8.5's and the Bonafide in your skiing day.  I'm still looking for a Utah and Colorado DD and I'm caught between the 80's and 90's.

Blizzard 8.5ti, Rossignol Exp 88, Kastle$$$ 83 or 88 or Nordica Hell and Back, Blizzard Bonafide.  I will still demo, but looking for more feedback.

I've got the DPS 112's for powder.

post #156 of 178

Volkl Kendo's for harder conditions and skied about trees and bumps. Then I have my Cham97's for softer snow. At my weight it will be more then enough (:

post #157 of 178

psyched for my:

 

Nordica Steadfast

Line Prophet 90

Blizzard Bonafide

 

and until the day they day - Atomic Metron B5 -  nuthin carves like 'em!

post #158 of 178

For me 

 

Icelantic Keeper 189

Blizzard Cochise 185

Head iTitan in a 177

 

I will use quiver killers with the Icelantic and the Blizzard swapping some Salomon Guardians 

and on the Heads I have some Head Freeflex Pro 14

 

Tele 

Rossi Scratch BC with HH bindings. 

post #159 of 178

Head IPeak 84.(184 cm).no snow..groomer skiing.

Blizzard Bonafide (187cm), fresh snow, all mtn

Legend Pro Rider 105 (184cm) similar to Bonafide, major overlap but different ride than the Bonafide

Lhasa Pow 191, POW days, such a great ski..could almost use it as my OSQ..the ski I will bring to Jackson with me. 

post #160 of 178
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Originally Posted by locknload View Post

Lhasa Pow 191, POW days, such a great ski..could almost use it as my OSQ..the ski I will bring to Jackson with me. 

I'd take a back-up all-mtn ski with me to JH. Pow days can be few and far between there. The pow lasts about 15 minutes when it does hit--locals hit it hard and go home for breakfast before the tourists even get out of bed. I exaggerate, but I'd definitely expect to ski some firmer conditions when spending a week in Jackson Hole.

post #161 of 178

You did see the "could almost use it as my OSQ," right?

post #162 of 178

kastle mx78 (groomers, true bread carving days, dusting of powder)

atomic blkeye ti 82 (have had for a few yrs, still love 'em, so 'tis hard to let 'em go)

 

rossi s3 (new, just purchased on here for a smokin' deal)

-->for more pow and 50/50 days

 

atomic bent chetler (bought used recently) for true and deeper powder days


Edited by canali - 11/3/12 at 12:21pm
post #163 of 178

Happy new ski season everyone!

 

Let's see..

 

Olin Mark III's, IV's

K2 610's

Rossignol ROC's

The Ski, blue

 

Just for starters :)

post #164 of 178
  • Hard snow on groomers 50% (optimistically less!): Blizzard Supersonic 167cm
  • [this is the spot where my Sultan 85s were, until I donated them for the year to the cause of making sure sprouting teen had boards that fit]
  • Everything else 50% (optimistically more!): Armada TST 174cm
     
post #165 of 178

1000

 

2013 Blizzard Bonafides in 180 w/Marker Griffon

2010 Line Prophet 100 in 172 w/Marker Griffon

2012 Line Influence 105 in 179 w/Marker Griffon

2012 Line Mr. Pollard's Opus in 178 w/Marker Griffon Schizo

post #166 of 178

Thanks Flash.  I took only the Lhasa's last year and had 6 straight days of fresh snow.  snowfalling.gif  However, I realize how amazing that was and that may not happen again this year.  I did ski my Lhasa's the first day before it really started to dump and they do fine.  I was considering demo-ing something slightly narrower and then it started snowing.  I don't want to haul 2 pair of skis on the airlines these days, so I'll only bring the Lhasas.  I can always grab something narrower for a day or two if I need them.  Skiing, like life, is all about tradeoffs I guess.

post #167 of 178
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Originally Posted by Mango View Post

Happy new ski season everyone!

 

Let's see..

 

Olin Mark III's, IV's

K2 610's

Rossignol ROC's

The Ski, blue

 

Just for starters :)


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610 Comp or FO?

 

 

That said, retro day isn't every day.  What do you usually ski?

post #168 of 178
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Originally Posted by locknload View Post

Thanks Flash.  I took only the Lhasa's last year and had 6 straight days of fresh snow.  snowfalling.gif  

Nice. Sounds like Ullr smiled on you. Let me know when you'll be in town this year so I can plan my Pow week. In fact, you just better stay in JH and keep the freshies coming. Either that or I ought to by myself some Lhasas.

. beercheer.gif

post #169 of 178
Volkl race tiger sl. 165 66 waist
Kendo. 177. 89 waist
Gotama. 178 107 waist
Shiro. 183. 119 waist
post #170 of 178

SORRY FOR THE DELAY!

 

8,5 is really for the hardpack crunchy days. The Bone is a fine ski but why ski on 98 when 85 will do with less effort? It has a very nice shape with a rounded tail for ease of release and some modest early rise for a little soft patch, loose skied off crap.

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Originally Posted by Tim F View Post

Hey Finndog,

I'm loving your quiver.  Can you talk about where you fit in the 8.5's and the Bonafide in your skiing day.  I'm still looking for a Utah and Colorado DD and I'm caught between the 80's and 90's.

Blizzard 8.5ti, Rossignol Exp 88, Kastle$$$ 83 or 88 or Nordica Hell and Back, Blizzard Bonafide.  I will still demo, but looking for more feedback.

I've got the DPS 112's for powder.

post #171 of 178
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Originally Posted by qcanoe View Post


Lining the DPSs up next to the Soul Riders is like having Katharine Hepburn stand next to Paris Hilton. Shudder.

 

 

Please note they are separated by the Bones....   You know sometimes you just feel like a little paris........

post #172 of 178

I'll be on 184 Moment Bibby Pros this season. Was on Rossi S3s and JJs last year, and never really felt the need for the S3s, so decided to go with just Bibbys this year. Might add something skinnier such as a Belafonte if I really want something skinnier.

post #173 of 178
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post

SORRY FOR THE DELAY!

 

8,5 is really for the hardpack crunchy days. The Bone is a fine ski but why ski on 98 when 85 will do with less effort? It has a very nice shape with a rounded tail for ease of release and some modest early rise for a little soft patch, loose skied off crap.

Yup Yup.  In my trips out West, I rarely hit a jackpot powder day  Most of the time it is skied out trees and bumpy steeps with the small stashes that are sought outsmile.gif.   The exception was last year in March with an 18" powder day at Alta followed up by 36"+ the next day.  The Bones at 180cm were awesome the first day, but I could have used more width the second day.  Still I liked the bones alot!  I wish I could have tried them in the typical "mixed" conditions

The same goes for the Hell and Back.  I tried them on a soft, warm day and they were lively, stable and plowed through the crud.  How would they do in varied, harder conditions for "me?"-don't know. 

 

I'm leaning towards my Western ski being a more powerful ski to take off piste.  Looking at the 80's skis more and more.

I loved the Mag 8.1 at 179cm on the hard pack and the non-groomed, refrozen and then softened trees.  They were great and carved well in 4- 6" of powder over hard snow and crust.  I think last years 8.7 in a 174 would have been the ticket.  More demos this year will help me decide.

I'll be happy with whatever I choose---because that's what I'll be skiing on.

My apologies for turning this thread into my quiver dilemmabiggrin.gif

 

Stats:  46 years old, 140lbs, expert but don't live in the mtns. anymore so probably not even half the charger I thought I was in my 20's.wink.gif  Telemark only for the last 20 years.  Last year, I returned to alpine and it's fun.

post #174 of 178

Sorry brother! :)  610 comps.  I almost bought a pair of FO's before I realized they were beginning to delaminate...what's with these K2 skis and delamination?  All my other old skis arent doing this!!

 

I will get some pics up shortly.  Forgot to add my K2 cheeseburgers and Head Yahoo 2s to the list!! :)
 

post #175 of 178

1000

 

L-R:

 

Salomon Rocker 2 108s. New for this season and absolutely loving them so far, especially given recent conditions. Great in soft snow and mind-blowing in powder.

Salomon Shoguns. Previous daily driver; hanging onto them for firmer days.

K2 Silencers. These are mostly skied out now but they're still useful for early season rock skiing and bad knee days.

Head XRC 1100i. A surprise gift from a friend this year; they'll be fun on the North Shore when it's really icy.

 

This season saw me get rid of a couple of pairs of older skis that I was never likely to use again, and move to the full hybrid Rocker for soft days inbounds, sidecountry, and backcountry. The plan for next year is to add a lightweight setup for longer tours (budget didn't stretch to that this season, so I'll be lugging the Rockers along), and then I think I'll be done...until the next round of new gear comes out, anyway. wink.gif

post #176 of 178
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Originally Posted by Lukas View Post

Volkl Bridge 179: Everyday & Powder (I don't weight much, I'm quite short, these do for most pow, considering getting something fatter)

 

Fischer RX8 175: Piste / Ice
COreupt Dirty Bastard 173: Park



 





Lukas


Hi Lukas, could you share your opinion (review) on Coreupt Dirty Bastards ?

 

Marko

post #177 of 178
As of now:
178 Dynastar Legend 94s - most days
191 ON3P Caylors (120mm) - best days

Note on Caylors: Last year skied the Caylors half of my days and Bonafides half of my days. The days on the Caylors were the most memorable. Sometimes "living" with a ski includes anticipation and memories of great times. ....60" in Jackson Hole in 5 days and skiing them all...
post #178 of 178

I'm trying to live a bit more minimalistic so last year I started whittling my quiver down to 2 skis (more realistic for a Mid-Atlantic dweller).

 

Here is what I have now -

 

Blizzard Magnum 7.6 - Perfect for our small local hill where I ski with my son and like to ski bumps to keep from being bored.

Kastle MX88 - Most expensive ski I have bought in my whole skiing life (got a good deal though and did not pay near MSRP). Can justify with less skis. For exceptional local days, NY/VT and out West.

 

 

Sold -

 

Fischer RX Cool Heat
Dynastar Troublemaker
Blizzard Magnum 8.7
Fischer Watea 94
K2 Apache Chief

 

 

I will have more kayaks than skis now!


Edited by MattL - 12/21/12 at 7:17am
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