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Ski Suggestion for Steep and Tight

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Hi.  Looking for some advice or suggestions for my next ski purchase.  I'm after something that will be used specifically for hitting steeper, tighter lines, mostly above the treeline, but also in it, and inbounds.  It will be my third ski, the others being a pretty good all mountain railer and a park ski (which depending on the conditions I'll use even when I'm not skiing with my kids).     

 

A little about me:  5'10", 210 pounds, fairly aggressive, 30 years skiing experience, but no real training, get out 60 or so days a year, mostly in the Canadian Rockies, which means a long season, dry / light snow, lots of wind / windswept conditions, and the occasional powder day. 

 

Thoughts anyone?

    

 

 

 

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1. - What kind of snow conditions would you usually be encountering? Soft and powdery or hard/chalky/bouncy?

 

2. - What kind of turns do you usually like to make in those conditions, e.g. a lot of up-and-down hoppy turns or more flash-it long-radius screamer turns?

 

3. - How steep is steep and how tight is tight? Are we talking 50-degree chutes that are narrower than the skis are long, or something a little more sane than that?

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Originally Posted by Bob Peters View Post

1. - What kind of snow conditions would you usually be encountering? Soft and powdery or hard/chalky/bouncy?

 

2. - What kind of turns do you usually like to make in those conditions, e.g. a lot of up-and-down hoppy turns or more flash-it long-radius screamer turns?

 

3. - How steep is steep and how tight is tight? Are we talking 50-degree chutes that are narrower than the skis are long, or something a little more sane than that?

 

Note to self:  don't follow Bob Peters down anything that he describes as "steep and tight".  eek.gif
 

 

post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the quick reply / clarifications.  Good point about just what I mean by steep and tight. 

 

1 - Both soft as well as more tracked-out cruddy powdery - by the time I get there on weekends.  Lots of snow at one of the resorts, the other less so.   

 

2 - The tightest spots I'll typically get into are at least a couple ski lengths wide, so while at times I need to hop-turn, its usually only for 3 - 6 hops before things open up nicely.

 

3 - definitely not 50 degree pitches.  Not sure what the angle would be, but I have no problem seeing the all but the toughest spots when I'm looking into them.  35 - 40ish, maybe?  The backside double blacks at Lake Louise, and the two Ridges at Kicking Horse, if that helps provide a better perspective.   

post #5 of 6
Sorry - had to leave the computer. I'll try to reply tomorrow.

Anybody else have suggestions?
post #6 of 6
Rossignol super 7 would work well.
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