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One Ski Quiver Twin Tips... Line Prophet 90s? Length? Binding Mount?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

Howdy...

 

Been lurking here for a few weeks looking at past posts on equipment. 

 

I'm ready to get all new gear this year and I think I've narrowed my choice down to the Line Prophet 90s.

 

I'm 5'11", 190lbs, mid 40s, advanced intermediate-expert and presently ski the Atomic e5s 170s.  Ski almost exclusively east coast ~12 days/year.  I'd say about 40% groomers rail, 40% bumps and 20% off-piste...  The Prophet 90s seem like the best ski for the type of skiing I'm interested in.

 

That said...  I'm kind of torn between 172s and 179s.  I understand these ski shorter and the 179s would ride better on hardpack/ice but I'm finding that the older I get, the more time I spend off-piste/bumps (slower, more technical, less runs/day...) so the 172 are under consideration.

 

Additionally, these would be my first twin tips.  Where should I mount the bindings?  Traditional all mountain or center?  Or should I get adjustable plates?

 

Thanks much...

post #2 of 9

Go for the 179, I have the P90 in a 179 I'm 6' 205lbs, have them mounted in the all mountain spot. I was standing in line today next to some one who had a Volkl Ac 50 at 170 cm and the running surface seemed to match up evenly with them. They ski really well for a twin tip type ski on hardpack groomers, I have liked mine in bumps also. Powder is fun with them, decent float and manuverabilty. If you are concerned with length get the 179 and a adjustable plate and move binding to the center area for ease of turning in tighter areas but I think you will dial into them set at the all mountain position with out getting a plate which will add to the weight of them anyway. Nice thing about twin tips is it makes backing up whether its in trees or bumps or tight steeps much easier.

post #3 of 9

I have been on my LP 90's quite a bit this year and they have been excellent. I am 6' and 220 pounds and have the 179. These skis really hold a nice edge on the groomers and are just flexible enough to be forgiving in bumps...I have a few pair of skis in my quiver, including the Bushwacker (180), the Salomon Sentinel (177) and a Volkl Racetiger SL in a 165. I have found myself taking the LP's from the truck and never going back to swap out for anything else...just a big fan of this ski...can't speak for length but they do ski a bit short due to the twin tips...good luck
 

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Howdy...

 

Been lurking here for a few weeks looking at past posts on equipment. 

 

I'm ready to get all new gear this year and I think I've narrowed my choice down to the Line Prophet 90s.

 

I'm 5'11", 190lbs, mid 40s, advanced intermediate-expert and presently ski the Atomic e5s 170s.  Ski almost exclusively east coast ~12 days/year.  I'd say about 40% groomers rail, 40% bumps and 20% off-piste...  The Prophet 90s seem like the best ski for the type of skiing I'm interested in.

 

That said...  I'm kind of torn between 172s and 179s.  I understand these ski shorter and the 179s would ride better on hardpack/ice but I'm finding that the older I get, the more time I spend off-piste/bumps (slower, more technical, less runs/day...) so the 172 are under consideration.

 

Additionally, these would be my first twin tips.  Where should I mount the bindings?  Traditional all mountain or center?  Or should I get adjustable plates?

 

Thanks much...



 

post #4 of 9

Get the 179 and mount them standard.  You have the size to flex them.  Plus with the early rise rocker, you will have a shorter edge contact length.

 

Dennis

post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the replies...  I got the 179s.  From what I've been reading, I probably would have been happy with either length but  the 179s would probably ski close to or even a bit shorter than my present ski (Atomic e5 170s).  If the P90s ski even remotely close to the reviews they're a great bargain.  My other choice wre the Rossignol 82TI's.  I kind of stumbled upo the P90s but ended up buying them.

post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 

I had to order the Prophet 90s online as the local shops didn't have the 179s which turned out OK since I saved $120 (got them delivered for $429... great deal on a great ski).  I received the Skis today and took a measuring tape to it.  With the twin tip tail and early rise shovel it does look like it'll be similar to my present 170s underfoot.  They are an attractive ski... I like the muted earthy colors as I'm not a big fan of bright colors and shiny metal detail.

 

Problem is... I won't actually be able to ski on them for a couple of weeks as I have commitments this weekend and next...  it's killing me just looking at these...

 

That said... these are my first twin tips.  Anything I should I be aware of before I head in the woods?  I had the boots mounted in the traditional all mountain position (in fact, the skis had the center marked in this position)...  It does look like I have very little "tail" when I account for the twin tips..

post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thanks to everyone who recommended the 179 length.  They were perfect.  Just came back fro a 3 day weekend in Vermont and wrote up a review of the P90s.  Awesome skis:

 

http://www.epicski.com/products/2012-line-prophet-90-ski/reviews

post #8 of 9
Hi All, 
 
I am based in Australia, an advanced skier, 192 cm tall and 109 kg and generally ski 50% off piste, 50% on piste. I am currently skiing 176 cm 2009 Elan Magfire skis but don't really like them that much.
 
I am thinking of buying a pair of Line Prophet 90 Skis with Marker Griffon Bindings however I am a little confused as to what size skis and binding brake width to get.
 
Should I get the Prophet 90s in 179cm or 186cm skis?  I was initially thinking of getting the 179 cm skis however with the Prophet 90s, would it be worth while to go up to a 186 cm considering they are have a rocker and twin tip.
 
Also I am confused as to what brake width to get on the Griffon Bindings, 90mm or 110mm brake. Which ones are best suited for the Prophet 90s skis?
 
Thoughts anyone?
post #9 of 9
At your size you should be on the 186.
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