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Recommendations for a "fat" east coast ski

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I'm looking to add another ski to my quiver.  My current fat ski that I have been skiing for the past 4 seasons is the Line Prophet 90, which isn't all that wide. Possibly looking to add a ski with tip/tail rocker for float in powder.

 

This ski will be used for my trips to VT, out west, and spring/slush skiing in PA.  I'm not looking for a powder specific ski, but a ski wider than my Prophet that will still rail on the groomers.

 

A little about me.  6 foot  210lb expert skier.  I ski primarily steeps, trees, and bumps.  When up north or out west, I spend most of my time off piste. 

 

I'm looking for a ski with similar characteristics to my Prophet, but wider with better float.  Thinking maybe the new Prophet 98 or something even fatter?

post #2 of 8

Salomon 2012 no questions asked.

 

96 in the waist but will still rail turns like anything.

 

But the rocker and center mount gives such a good feeling in fresh snow and solid float when it gets deeper.

 

The most amazing all around ski I have ever been on. 

 

I see guys on pow days up in VT on big pow boards but really no need for that much.

 

Do some research.

 

 

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Originally Posted by swellhunter View Post

Salomon 2012 no questions asked.

 

96 in the waist but will still rail turns like anything.

 

But the rocker and center mount gives such a good feeling in fresh snow and solid float when it gets deeper.

 

The most amazing all around ski I have ever been on. 

 

I see guys on pow days up in VT on big pow boards but really no need for that much.

 

Do some research.

 

 




96 is a great waist width for you only ski and you could actually argue that you do not even need 96mm underfoot.

 

Both skis are great for what you want, but I could see 110mm ish working great as well. Onedge you have any idea what you actually want?

post #4 of 8

If you're planning to add something that feels like it, but keep the Prophet 90, I'd get something more in the 110-120 range for deep days. But it'll need to turn easily for VT trees, so you're not looking for a beefy western big mountain gun masquerading as a powder ski. My candidates in order of preference: ON3P Billy Goat, Rossignol Super 7, Moment Bibby Pro, Line Sir Frances Bacon. Lot of other nice skis out there in that range, too, more about feel and handling I think than what's "best." 

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I agree that a ski in the 90 range makes a good waist width for variable conditions.  Thats why I have been skiing my prophets for the last 4 years.  I have another pair of skinny carvers with a 72 waist for boilerplate days.  I was looking to add another wider/rockered ski with a soft snow preference that will give me better float than my Prophets, but that will still be decent on the groomers.  This will be my go to ski for trips out west. 

 

Since I already have a ski with a 90mm waist.  I was thinking a ski in the 100mm range.  I was thinking the Prophet 98, but looking for some other recommendations.  Demo days are far and few in PA, but planning on going to one in early Jan. 

 

 

post #6 of 8

I'm not sure why you'd want a ski that is similar to one you already have. Why do you want a bigger ski that is good on groomers and what does good on groomers even mean. When I look for that quiver ski like you are talking about, I look for one tat doesn't totally suck on groomers and go from there. Just as a discussion starter, I say look at the Volkl Shiro.

post #7 of 8

I am getting the Rossi Experience 98 for pretty much the same reasons you are looking for.  Will work well enough on eastern snow conditions and will offer enough float for western powder days.  Only has minimal early rise tip and just a tad if any early tail rise.  I know I am looking forward to skiing on them.

 

Good Luck,

 

Rick G

post #8 of 8

I picked up a pair of 177cm Nordica Enforcers(98mm, early-rise tip) last spring from Philpug and have found them to be very, very versatile skis. I have skied up to 2 feet of pow and had them on very hard(not New England ice) snow at Sun Valley skiing at high speeds and found them to be great for both. One of the best crud skis I have ever been on.

I am 5'11" and 160#s and find them to be a little too long for my weight(after 3-4 hours, they wear me out.)170s were too short 

By the way, they have been a medal winner with the mags the past several years; since mfgs are usually only allowed to enter one or two pair of skis per category, they enter their new stuff (Nordica Steadfast, Hell & Back, Patron.)

I have a couple of friends that are similar in size, to you, and they love their 177s.  I have considered the Nordica Hell & Back(lighter, no metal) but have heard nothing about the way they ski.

I skied the Rossi Experience 88 in Sun Valley (the same day) and did not like it .

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