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Retiring the XScreams, need suggestions

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I'm an advanced skier who can ski pretty much anything that my current fitness level will allow but I stay mostly on-piste these days. A side-lining injury would be bad for my growing family. 33 years old and in P90X shape. I'm retiring my XScreams and I need to demo some skis; looking for suggestions.

 

What I loved about my XScreams: I'm a very forward skier who skis a fairly stiff boot (Atomic M90) and loves to carve as much as bombing groomers. The xscreams performed splendidly in both situations and I loved how they almost launched out of turns.

 

The bad: they stunk in pow.

 

Any suggestions on an all-mountain ski that would perform amazingly on groomed and ungroomed runs alike (mostly on-piste with the occasional pow)? I'm 5'11 175. Thanks a lot for all feedback.

post #2 of 4

Where are you skiing? Tough to make a recommendation without knowing the venue. And just to be square, you're boots aren't stiff at all for your stated size and ability.

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I guess "moderately stiff" would have been a better description. Definitely not shin-killers but not limp noodles either. Excellent response for a boot built for comfort. I have shins that look like angle iron so there was a little compromise for comfort. I ski mostly I-70. Mary Jane is my feb destination.

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I replaced my x-screams with the Atomic B-5's then went with the Blizzard 8.7 size 181. I'm 6'1", 185 and the Blizzards are the best all-around ski yet for me.

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