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There are days when the resort is un-crowded when most skiers have gone hiking in search of those last few fresh turns and the cut up runs are wide open.  Rather than following the crowd, I sometimes find myself wanting to rip around at high speed in-bounds...crud busting. 

 

These times seem to demand a different kind of ski.  One that just maintains a big arc no matter the surface and is more of "go through" the chop and bumps than surf over fluff or turn around bumps.   My quiver is mostly too playful (or possibly too short / soft / light) for the kind of skiing I am talking about so I'm thinking of adding one more "serious" ski for when I am in that kind of mood.  I'm thinking regular camber and possibly a slight rocker on front only, long radius sidecut, longish and stiffish.

 

I'm planning on some demo days.

 

Any suggestions on a demo "short list"?

 

So far my list from reading/researching includes:

 

Kastle MBX 108 & 128

Stockli Stormrider Pro

Volkl Kuro

Dynastar Legend Pro 115

 

 

Should I eliminate or add anything?

 

 

 

 

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Head Mojo 103

Dynastar Legend pro xxl

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Pretty much describes my 191 cm Scott P4s but I haven't skied any of the ones on your list for a comparison.

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Good recommendations, I had not studied past years models but that may lower my investment quite a bit.

 

In looking at reviews/details of the XXL and the 103, I hear "like a wide super g" or "fat race room downhill" a lot.  Since float isn't a bid deal for this kind of skiing, would I be better off with a real Super-G ski?

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Good recommendations, I had not studied past years models but that may lower my investment quite a bit.

 

In looking at reviews/details of the XXL and the 103, I hear "like a wide super g" or "fat race room downhill" a lot.  Since float isn't a bid deal for this kind of skiing, would I be better off with a real Super-G ski?


I wouldn't get a real Super-G ski for crud busting, although there are worse options.  A S-G ski is designed for high speed on packed snow that is much closer to ice than cut up snow.

 

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  Rather than following the crowd, I sometimes find myself wanting to rip around at high speed in-bounds...crud busting. 

 

Any suggestions on a demo "short list"?

 

So far my list from reading/researching includes:

 

Kastle MBX 108 & 128

Stockli Stormrider Pro   Best. Ski. Ever. for this purpose.

Volkl Kuro

Dynastar Legend Pro 115

 

 

Should I eliminate or add anything?


The Stormrider Pro is in a class of ONE for stability at speed in funky snow.

 

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