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All Mountain one-quiver skis for intermediate skier in Whistler.

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I've been looking around on the forums for a little while, trying to find a thread that could help me, but I couldn't seem to find exactly what I was looking for, so I decided to start a new thread.

 

I'm an intermediate (level 7) skier looking to buy a new pair of skis for use mainly in Whistler this winter. Back home in Sweden I have a pair of 2008 Dynastar Legend 8000s that I've been quite satisfied with, but I'm getting tired of them and am on the lookout for something new (also, didn't want to bring them on the plane...). While I think I'm going for something similar to the Legends, I think they tend to be a little unexciting in groomers (although, I guess, that is to be expected for that kind of ski). I'm looking to do maybe 60%/40% off piste/piste. I handle the piste very well, but would like to improve my ability outside the piste. I should add that I'm on a tight budget (about 500 bucks) and thus mainly interested in used skis, maybe one or two seasons old. I'm about 150lbs and 5'10''.

 

I've been looking at the Fischer Watea 78, Head Monster and K2 Apache Recon, which all seem to be rather good fits for me. I have, however, been looking at some skis with wider waists as well, for a different experience. The Atomic Crimson Nomad Ti seem really interesting, but I'm worried they're too much for me to handle.

 

Any suggestions are welcome!

 

 

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Welcome to Epic. I would suggest more than the 80+/- the Watea, Recon and Monsters you are considering, especially at Whister and especially wanting a 60/40 off piste skl. I would start with the Dynastar Legend 94 which has the spirit your 8000's had then lost. Nordica Steadfast and Blizzard Bushwacker could be some other options. 

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Thank you. :) The Sultan 94 does indeed sound like a good option, I'm definitely going to check that out. Only thing I'm worried about is that they're not going to be different enough from the 8000s... What about the Crimson? At 86mm do you think it's still too narrow for what I'm looking for?

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