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Need help choosing a 2nd ski in my quiver.

post #1 of 11
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I would like to pick up a second pair of skis to compliment my Fischer progressor 9+, 175 cm, frontside ski that I love.

About me: I am 35 years old, 6' 175 lbs and physically fit. I grew up racing and ski 40-50 days a year. My technique is solid, though I probably still favor my downhill ski to much. I spend the majority of my time on a small mountain skiing with my young children and wife in Maine. I don't get to ski in more than a foot of snow very often.

I want a ski for soft snow and crud that I can occasionally take into the trees and backcountry. I am leaning towards twin tips, I like them for backing up in the trees and my kids love theirs.

The skis I am considering are listed below in order of preferance. I have been unable to find and demo any of these and plan on mounting them with Dukes.

Line prophet 90
Ski logik Rave
Icelantic pilgrims

Thanks in advance for the help.
post #2 of 11

A couple of more options:

 

Fischer Watea 98 TT

Blizzard The One

Volkl Bridge

Rossignol S3

post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks coolhand,

I looked at The One but I am hesitant to go over 90 under foot based on the amount of snow we get here.
post #4 of 11
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Thanks coolhand,
I looked at The One but I am hesitant to go over 90 under foot based on the amount of snow we get here.


the thing is the snow you do get ends up in weird textures usually in tight woods fatter waist width

 

There is no difference in the edge grip of the one and pilgrims only difference in quickness.  With that said the One is kinda of heavy.

 

If you can afford it DPS WAiler 99

 

 

post #5 of 11
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Thanks coolhand,
I looked at The One but I am hesitant to go over 90 under foot based on the amount of snow we get here.


IMHO, if you ski trees back here when there's snow you need to go over 90. Better to float over the stuff that likes to grab/mutilate skis and legs. FWIW, I see a lot of folks on Bridges, Ones, and S3's/whatever they're calling it now when it gets typically softish (4-8" of new over settled). 

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Thanks coolhand,
I looked at The One but I am hesitant to go over 90 under foot based on the amount of snow we get here.

No reason at all to limit yourself to waists under 90 mm! Our everyday skis here in MI are 96 (Mantra) and 94 (Aura), and we certainly don't get more snow than Maine. The current crop of 90-110 mm skis have many, many models that rock the hardpack and ice while being massively fun in the soft and deep.
 

 

post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 
I think the Wailers are out of my price range, any other suggestions?
post #8 of 11

I'm always amused and/or annoyed...annused...ammoyed... that whenever someone ask which ski out of a specific list would be the best ski of those they've listed, all the answers are any ski except any of the skis on the list!

He's obviously put some thought into this already, decided his needs, preferences, and what he's most comfortable with insofar as width is concerned, so it would be kind of cool if everyone could respect that and suggest which of the the 3 skis listed would likely make for the best choice of those 3...for whatever reason.

Besides, there's utterly nothing wrong with a 90ish or less underfoot ski.....for the skier who wants that ski, as the OP has clearly stated he does.

 

That semi-rant over, I don't know much about any of the 3, but I've heard nothing but great things and raves about the entire Line Prophet...um..., well, line.  I'm sure the other 2 are good, well-made skis, but I haven't heard or remember reading anything about either of these specific models, so I can't give even a general Yay or Nay on either.

 

.....but to heck with your well-researched list of personal preferences, get the Fat-Ypus A-Lotta at 140 underfoot in 190cm instead....it should float the soft stuff really well!!!  Plus, they could double as water-skis in the summer! 

 

Good Luck!

 

 

post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 

If anyone has a pair of new or like new Blizzard the One for sale in a 177, please let me know.

post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 

After reading the suggestions I put forth the extra effort and demoed some wider skis and I am really glad I did.  After trying the Line Prophet 98 I couldn't stop smiling and immediately went out and bought a pair at a great end of the year price from Arlberg Ski shop in Scarborough Maine.  I will get a review up after I ski them in some more varied conditions.

post #11 of 11

Nice! Have fun!!!

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