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I feel like I've outgrown my pair of 150 cm Atomic C9's from high school and am ready to try something a little bit more challenging.  I am 20 years old, 5'10", and 170 lbs.  I consider myself a high intermediate to advanced skiier and I like to go all over the mountain encountering a wide variety of terrain.  I am looking for a good all mountain ski between 170-175 cm, that with a lot of practice can help me turn myself into an expert skiier.  I just joined my university's ski team and also want something that is fast and can carve well for racing.  I've been looking online for about a day and have compiled a list of some skis that I am interested in.  Can anyone here please give me feedback on these skis as well as provide me with some more choices?  I would like to keep my skis+bindings under $750 and am willing to buy used demo skis. Thanks for your time.


K2 Rictor

Atomic Nomad blackeye TI

Fischer Motive 80

Rossignol Experience 88

Volkl AC 50


Edited by Kyle Laughlin - 11/14/11 at 10:17pm
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bump.  I ski on the West Coast mainly at Mammoth and the resorts in Tahoe.

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Most of the skis would be fine as all mountain choices with a bias toward hard snow carving. The exception would probably be the AC-50 which is just too darned stiff for your experience level. Of the ones you mentioned, I'd probably suggest the Atomic Blackeye as the best call.



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Hey kyle, do you go to san diego state? my daughter just joined their club, shes really excited and they get  some great packages to mammoth.

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No, I go to UCSB.  I look forward to competing against you guys though.

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Edited by Kyle Laughlin - 11/16/11 at 10:11am
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