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Eastern skier wants first pair of pow skis -- help

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36 years old; skiing 30 years and generally can handle any run in Ontario or Quebec. Have a pair of 168 cm Fishers from 2000; thin waist.

 

Had a 66cm of pow day at Whister 2 years ago (roughly Jan 13, 2009) and just sank like a rock. I do about 3-5 days out west every year.

 

We usually ski trees, bowls and just weird backcountry where we're navigating untrod terrain and hoping there's a lift somewhere. Generally seeking untracked powder, but not for speed, necessarily.

 

Level 9 seems to have amazing prices; I have four skis picked out and would love feedback. I'm 5'8" and 178 lbs:

 

Salomon Czar Twin Tip Rocker Powder Skis 166cm

Ninthward Nick Greener Twin Tip Powder Skis 190cm

Ninthward Rory Silva Twin Tip Powder Skis 173cm

Head Supermojo 105 Powder Skis Dark Red/Brown 191cm


The Czar appeals to me for the Rocker; I figure if I'm trying a fatter waist it would help to shorten the active surface.

 

The Ninthward Rory Silvas are a good price and probably the ideal length.

 

Appreciate any help.

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The czars are too short.  Don't know anything at all about the other skis.  The Heads seem too long.

post #3 of 7

The sweet spot for you is about 185cm length. Not sure you want a real powder specific ski or just a good all around western ski  that will do well in powder. I really would not pick any of the skis on your list in the sizes available.

 

 

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Do you want something that's West-specific, or something you can use at home as well?
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Originally Posted by Biuku View Post

36 years old; skiing 30 years and generally can handle any run in Ontario or Quebec. Have a pair of 168 cm Fishers from 2000; thin waist.

 

Had a 66cm of pow day at Whister 2 years ago (roughly Jan 13, 2009) and just sank like a rock. I do about 3-5 days out west every year.

 

We usually ski trees, bowls and just weird backcountry where we're navigating untrod terrain and hoping there's a lift somewhere. Generally seeking untracked powder, but not for speed, necessarily.

 

Level 9 seems to have amazing prices; I have four skis picked out and would love feedback. I'm 5'8" and 178 lbs:

 

Salomon Czar Twin Tip Rocker Powder Skis 166cm Too short

Ninthward Nick Greener Twin Tip Powder Skis 190cm No rocker, and reportedly pretty stiff

Ninthward Rory Silva Twin Tip Powder Skis 173cm To short

Head Supermojo 105 Powder Skis Dark Red/Brown 191cm To long and to STIFF, this is more suited for big mountain comp riding


The Czar appeals to me for the Rocker; I figure if I'm trying a fatter waist it would help to shorten the active surface.

 

The Ninthward Rory Silvas are a good price and probably the ideal length.

 

Appreciate any help.


Is your budget small?

If you are on a budget : http://www.levelninesports.com/Head-2010-Joe-105-Black-Blue-Skis

 

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Awesome feedback. Thanks.

 

I am on a budget --  under $500 with bindings, for sure. Love the Level9 website and plan to order from them.

 

For the Head Joe's, would you recommend the 181's? It's hard to tell if they have rocker.

 

This appears to be the cheapest powder ski with rocker; seems to have the right size:

 

Palmer P04 Big Mountain Rockered Twin Tip Skis 179cm
 

More pricy, but 100% full rocker:

 

Rossignol 2012 Scimitar Twin Tip Powder Skis

 

@CM -- just looking for something to take on a plane out west; I will keep my skinny Fischers and plan to never use the fat skis in Ontario, (other than a couple of acclimitization days here).

 

Looking for a ski that will definitely work in powder, but not necessarily at high speeds; working through fluffy glades, etc. Aim to spend zero time on groomed runs with these skis.

post #7 of 7

unless you get some employee discount or something, why would you limit yourself to Level Nine?  If I had a low budget for skis, I would rent and find something I really loved and save up rather than dumping $500 into something because they're a bargain irregardless of whether they're the right skis or not.

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