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Advice for replacing my Gotamas

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Thread Starter 

I am currently skiing a two year old set of Volkl Gotamas (186)as my soft snow ski but have grown tired of some of the quirkiness associated with full rocker.  I am curious about the benefits of a conventionally cambered ski with about the same dimensions but with some rocker in the tip (or tip and tail).  I am a big guy (220lb and 5'9) and ski fairly aggressively but don't do big jumps or cliffs or anything like that. I ski mostly the Canadians rockies. Does anybody have any ideas for something with a waist about 105-115mm that would fit the bill.

Thanks.

post #2 of 4

Take a look at the Liberty Helix. Great shape, fun ski.

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There are a number of great "big mountain" (wide all mountain skis) skis in that width range. Most have small to modest amounts of tip rise with the Blizz Cochise being the exception to that (tip rise and a minimal tail rise). I have had several customers that were huge fans of the older Gotama (myself included) feel disappointed by the rockered version. Following are three great choices with the Legend and the Coax being roughly similar in capability to the older Gotama.................

 

  • Blizzard Cochise: Most aggressive of this batch, lots of metal, very damp and grippy.
  • Dynastar Legend 105: Medium-high agressiveness level, damp, forgiving.
  • Atomic Coax: Medium aggro factor, lightest of these three, exceptionally nimble, not as damp but easier going.

 

 

SJ

 

 

 

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Thanks,  that is actually one of the skis I was looking at in my local shop, they have it to demo and I will give it a try.

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