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Looking for new boards. Anybody ski the Atomic Coax at a 183? Or similar that I should be thinking about?

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I had a pair of Dynastar Sultan 85's (178) that were just not enough ski for me. They were good all round skis but just not burly enough when really charging. I want something bigger I spend most of my time off-piste., Home hill is Sugarbush, VT so I need to be ready for some firm days. But I need to thread the needle as my wife is holding me to a one ski quiver so I want something bigger and badder but need to be able to swing it in the trees and bumps. I skied the coax in Jackson at a 192 and loved it. Solid charger that could handle the big terrain they've got out there. But it was a bit hard to swing in the bumps and sugarbush has an ass load of bumps. So perhaps a coax in a 183?

 

I've tried the sultan 94's and they're a great ski, but I want something a little more lively. The atomics were great cause they were unflappable and could hammer anything. By the same token I'd guess the new Dynastar 105's are going to be a little more plank like than I'd like. So then there is Rossy, Skied the S3 and thought it was too quirrelly except in the straight up pow. Also tried the S7's on a big pow day at jackson. Great in the deep pow, but not on the way home...So I'm wondering about the Blizzard Bonafide, or Volkl Gotama or K2 Kung Fujas... Let's see, what else? The Atomic blog is prob a fun ski but that would be more of a pow ski and I need time to sell the quiver concept. What else ya'll got for me?

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I had a pair of Dynastar Sultan 85's (178) that were just not enough ski for me. They were good all round skis but just not burly enough when really charging. I want something bigger I spend most of my time off-piste., Home hill is Sugarbush, VT so I need to be ready for some firm days. But I need to thread the needle as my wife is holding me to a one ski quiver so I want something bigger and badder but need to be able to swing it in the trees and bumps. I skied the coax in Jackson at a 192 and loved it. Solid charger that could handle the big terrain they've got out there. But it was a bit hard to swing in the bumps and sugarbush has an ass load of bumps. So perhaps a coax in a 183?

 

I've tried the sultan 94's and they're a great ski, but I want something a little more lively. The atomics were great cause they were unflappable and could hammer anything. By the same token I'd guess the new Dynastar 105's are going to be a little more plank like than I'd like. So then there is Rossy, Skied the S3 and thought it was too quirrelly except in the straight up pow. Also tried the S7's on a big pow day at jackson. Great in the deep pow, but not on the way home...So I'm wondering about the Blizzard Bonafide, or Volkl Gotama or K2 Kung Fujas... Let's see, what else? The Atomic blog is prob a fun ski but that would be more of a pow ski and I need time to sell the quiver concept. What else ya'll got for me?


You don't need anything else b/c you are confused enough already. You want more ski than this but less ski than that plus you want burly but then again, you can't ski burly in the tight spots. There is no free lunch

 

You have also answered your own question. The Coax 183 will be just fine. It is not a burly ski at all but more on the light and nimble side of its' category. Nevertheless, it is 2 cm wider than what you have and probably longer as well. The Coax will be a good call.

 

SJ

 

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Ha! Thanks SJ. Not so sure I'm so much confused as frustrated. What I really want is to not have to be confined to one ski for everything. So trying to find something that will keep me mostly happy is a challenge. But I do appreciate the input. thanx

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can we get your weight and height?  How about something like a Bonafide, Rossi experience 98 or even a Blizz' One?  there are a bunch of very good "all mountain" skis around that 95-105 range. 

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weight 170 height 5'9". I've been hearing some good things about the Bonafide. Experience 98 is interesting. I'd like to get some turns on those. But I have a difficult relationship with Rossy. There has been love, but there can be hate.

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Go bone then. can't be a bad decision on that one.  But there are a lot of skis out there in this category

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