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Second ski for powder

post #1 of 4
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Hi guys, looking for a second ski to use when out west. It needs to be versatile enough to handle hardpack and powder. I have demoed the Armada JJs, found them to be a great ski, the only problem being none of the local shops carry them. Skiing switch is important, as is durability. I want to buy local, because being a ski instructor at the local hill, I get some substantial discounts. Brands are limited to K2, Salomon, Rossignol, Line, Atomic. I am looking at the Atomic Bent Chetler, Salomon Rocker2, and the Line Mr.Pollard's Opus. I am an advanced-expert skier, 6'2", 240 lbs.

Any other suggestions, any thoughts? Nobody in my town knows what they are talking about.

post #2 of 4

Bent would probably be too soft for you, even in 192 length. Same for the Rocker 2. The Pollard's Opus is the stiffest of those 3, but it is by no means a stiff ski. I'd say go MPO

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To be honest, I'm not looking for a big mountain charger, but a jibby, playful ski for the pow. I have heard the 192 Bents are stiffer than the 185 JJs that I demoed. The only problems I have with the Sollys and Lines is that both companies have had some issues with suspect reliability, especially the solly freeski line. The MPOs will probably end up costing me 200$ more than the other two, because they don't come with bindings. For this reason, still leaning towards the bents.

post #4 of 4

Well if you want a jobby ski, than the Bents would fit that to a T

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