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Quiver ski for bumps and iced hardpack?

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This may already be in some thread but have a question about a possible quiver ski mainly for bumps (soft or hard) and that can rail on icy hardpack. My quiver so far is Dynastar 6th sense Huge and Volkl Bridge (no rockers). With shortage of snow this year already took a large core shot to my Bridge in rock bumps and have a hard time holding an edge on this icy man-made hard pack. Wondering if there might be a list of skis that might be a better choice than the bridge for this specific skiing that can both charge the bumps, be soft enough in tips to bend into the troughs, light enough for some fun air and yet hold a good edge grip on icy hard pack. Would like to hear about range of 2009 to current year for options. One example might be a Nordica Dead Money (going short also and I am only 5'5") but not sure. Thanks for your advice or thread direction in Epic.

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Bump skis tend to have less shape than most carving skis, I would stay away from "system" skis for that reason. You are on the right track with the Dead Money, 80mm twin tips and I would add "flat" skis in that 80mm range like the Nordica HR's, HEad Peak 78/82's. Look to a binding that can be mounted flat too. 

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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

Bump skis tend to have less shape than most carving skis, I would stay away from "system" skis for that reason. You are on the right track with the Dead Money, 80mm twin tips and I would add "flat" skis in that 80mm range like the Nordica HR's, HEad Peak 78/82's. Look to a binding that can be mounted flat too. 


Thanks for the reply. I realize I was a bit wordy and just wanted feedback on good bump skis that hold a good edge at the same time. Appreciate your list and will look into these models. Will be trying to keep weight to minimum on ski and binding. I had a system setup before I got the Bridge (Atomic M:EX) and it was a great ski but extremely heavy. Thanks again.

 

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Amongst the hardpack skis I have tried, probably the Peak 78/84 have been the most versatile in bumps. They have that soft flowflex tip that is really good in bumps, but yet still hooks up on hard snow.  I was skiing the Peak84 and the Fischer Progressor 900 on hard groomers recently, and the Peak was almost as good as the P900 in terms of edge hold; and more versatile everywhere else. The P900 was OK in bumps, not great. 

 

The new rockered tip on the Magnum 8.1 from Blizzard makes it easier in the bumps than it used to be.  Other than that, look for something that isn't too stiff at the tip and tail.  Several of the good bump skis I know of are kind of crappy arcing out turns on ice. 

post #5 of 8

Just pick up some old Slaloms cheap!

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Regarding the Head Peak, is the Peak 82 different from the 84 other than width and age?

 

Regarding to the slalom ski idea, I will consider that, I did pick up in the past a Rossi 7S and Dynastar S1 when they were still being used on the course and they were great fun on the pack and very quick but at that time I had a bit of a time with the stiffness in large bumps. I am quite a bit better now in the bumps so perhaps could be an option. Thanks for input.

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Regarding the Head Peak, is the Peak 82 different from the 84 other than width and age?

 

Regarding to the slalom ski idea, I will consider that, I did pick up in the past a Rossi 7S and Dynastar S1 when they were still being used on the course and they were great fun on the pack and very quick but at that time I had a bit of a time with the stiffness in large bumps. I am quite a bit better now in the bumps so perhaps could be an option. Thanks for input.


ok, just so I do not get blasted for ignorance, I meant to say Dynastar S9 not S1...

 

 

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Well I have a possible chance of picking up a pair of Vokl Karma 161 for $50 in good shape no bindings. My question is how do they compare to the pre rocker bridge 169 with respect to tip/tail stiffness and overall feel for quickness/weight/edge/pop/fun?

Thanks again for all who take a little time to stand in for some experienced advice as this is not always available at my local shops in accurate detail.

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