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Which allmountain skis?

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Hi all,

I would really appreciate your advice on which skis to pick for the next couple of seasons. I am a pretty good skier (not expert), I am 75 inch and 198 lbs. I usually ski on groomed runs (carving) as I am from and ski in Europe where we have less powder than US/CAN, but I also really like off-piste (powder if any available, trees, etc.) -

 

For the last 2 years I have been skiing on ELAN Magfire 82xti, which I really liked! The only "minuses" where the weight of the ski (when carried) and the fact that you could not cheat on it on steeper slopes in the afternoon :), but on the other hand they were really great in bad conditions e.g. wet snow, bumps, etc...

 

Now, I am looking at the following options:

1.) Blizard Magnum 8.1

2.) Atomic Blackeye Ti

3.) Volkl RTM 84 (but they are the most expensive of first 3)

4.) Fisher Progressor 800 (really good deal, good tests, but I am little affraid they will not do the powder nice as they are thinner)

5.) Elan Waveflex 82 Amphibio xti

 

Thank you for your tips! As I only have 1 pair of skis at the time and I like carving and off-piste, I have to find a good all-around ski for the good value.

 

Regards!

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by slokii View Post

Hi all,

I would really appreciate your advice on which skis to pick for the next couple of seasons. I am a pretty good skier (not expert), I am 75 inch and 198 lbs. I usually ski on groomed runs (carving) as I am from and ski in Europe where we have less powder than US/CAN, but I also really like off-piste (powder if any available, trees, etc.) -

 

For the last 2 years I have been skiing on ELAN Magfire 82xti, which I really liked! The only "minuses" where the weight of the ski (when carried) and the fact that you could not cheat on it on steeper slopes in the afternoon :), but on the other hand they were really great in bad conditions e.g. wet snow, bumps, etc...

 

Now, I am looking at the following options:

1.) Blizard Magnum 8.1

2.) Atomic Blackeye Ti

3.) Volkl RTM 84 (but they are the most expensive of first 3)

4.) Fisher Progressor 800 (really good deal, good tests, but I am little affraid they will not do the powder nice as they are thinner)

5.) Elan Waveflex 82 Amphibio xti

 

Thank you for your tips! As I only have 1 pair of skis at the time and I like carving and off-piste, I have to find a good all-around ski for the good value.

 

Regards!

 

 

 




what do you mean by cheat on steeper slopes?

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what do you mean by cheat on steeper slopes?


I should let the OP answer, but my guess is he is implying that it is not that forgiving a ski??

 

I think MikeM reviewed a few of your picks at the Loveland demo day and got the RTM.  Dawgcathing may have also reviewed some of these.  Try searching for each model and see what others have said.  

 

Expertskier reviews them as well and gives good marks to the 800 (less demanding), 84 (more demanding), Ti, 8.1 with the 82 getting very good marks.  Remember, that ski comes right and left footed which doesn't appeal to everyone (particularly possible for a guy who skis a lot of days on them)

 

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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post




what do you mean by cheat on steeper slopes?


That on hard snow and steeper slope you have to work hard to ski smoothly - otherwise the ski did not have a good grip and was "jumping" in turns...

 

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