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Need help avoiding the "flap"

post #1 of 5
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I have skied off an on all my life out west (Tahoe, Utah, Cascades, and Canada). I typically spend 50% of my day on groomed and 50% looking for powder while avoiding the mogels. I usually take three 4 to 5 day ski trips a year.

 

Last year I demoed several skis. What I learned was I loved the Rossi S86's (no longer made), K2 apache (ok ski, wasnt very good in the powder or carving), and a wider ski. The wider ski (I forgot the name) tip would constantly flap on steeper runs and burn out my legs absorbing it. I am not sure what causes it.

 

About me: 6'2", 240 lbs, inter/advanced

 

I am considering the Rossi 98's, Dynastar Legend 94, Blizzard  Bonafide, Atomic Crimson/Theory or the Vokhl Kendo.

 

Based on my body, skiing habits, and avoiding the "flap" I would appreciate some feed back and recommendations.

 

Thanks,
Max

post #2 of 5

Talk about a back-handed compliment.  It was okay, it just sucked at everything.  wink.gif

 

Sounds like you'd like a stiffer / damper ski, and at your size I'd definitely get something > 95mm so that rules out the Kendo.  Theory's are softer.  Can't speak for the Rossi 98's but the Bonafide might be a good fit.
 

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Originally Posted by maxwagenblast View Post
K2 apache (ok ski, wasnt very good in the powder or carving)


 

post #3 of 5

I have a pair of Rossi Phantom S87s (exact same as the 86s escept topsheet) in 187(?) that have 10 days on them. 9.5 out of 10 condition because of some minor scratches. Let me know if you're interested. Have a Marker binding at ~325 bsl.

edit to say I'd let these go for a low, but still somewhat fair price.

post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 

If I find a ski with similar contruction is it safe to say it wll be stiff as the Rossi's S86.

 

 

post #5 of 5

Welcome to Epic Max. Check out Surface skis on evo.com No flapping on these skis and there on sale. Go to the outlet page.

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