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post #31 of 40

There have been some good suggestions and I would add to look at Ski Logik's line. I bought the Ullr's Chariots this year in 178 cm. I am 6'4" and about 250. I ski on the East Coast and wanted a short radius turn ski. I absolutely love the Chariots and they don't feel short to me at all. I bought the length because I bought the skis used and was the only choice at the time, and I have to admit I was concerned. Once I skied them, no more concerns. These are rugged, fairly stiff skis that ski longer than their length. Don't have much powder so this length was a good choice. For Western skiing, I would think the 188's are the way to go.

 

I have not skied their other models, but they have similar construction and should have a model that fits the bill for you. I read RobertRS's post and think he nailed it.

post #32 of 40

Line's Mr. Pollard's Opus sounds like a good fit. Stiffer than most powder skis but narrower in the waist and pretty nimble.

 

I agree with the comment above he probably wants an all mountain ski that can also handle pow and not strictly a pow ski.

 

 

post #33 of 40
Thread Starter 

lazy that is true but weight wise it is going to be in the 115-120 range anyways which for most is a powder ski

post #34 of 40

He's the same size as me, for me 115-125 makes a perfect everyday ski. Rocker-Camber-Rocker would give him something perfect to rip on almost any terrain, any day.

post #35 of 40

Depends on what you mean by "stiff" and what you mean by "powder". My all mountain ski is a 165 Atomic D2 FIS SL; it has a fat tip and a lot of sidecut and does just fine in anything up to 8 inches...hell, my Atomic 183 GSs work fine, too.  If it gets deeper or I go in the trees, Atomic 168 R:Ex.  If it gets deeper than that, Head Monster 88, 175...twin tips and rockers need not apply, nor are required, on any of the above...

 

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post #36 of 40
Thread Starter 

Stiff as in not a noodle enough for a 225 pound guy to have confidence in it and powder between 1-2 feet typically sometimes more

post #37 of 40
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Depends on what you mean by "stiff" and what you mean by "powder". My all mountain ski is a 165 Atomic D2 FIS SL; it has a fat tip and a lot of sidecut and does just fine in anything up to 8 inches...hell, my Atomic 183 GSs work fine, too.  If it gets deeper or I go in the trees, Atomic 168 R:Ex.  If it gets deeper than that, Head Monster 88, 175...twin tips and rockers need not apply, nor are required, on any of the above...

 

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Just for fun, if you have a chance, demo the Rossi E98. Knowing that you enojoy the 10ex/Rex family, I think you'll find the Rossi af modern version with both better float and edge hold. Some early rise, yes, but you don't feel it at all. Not shilling to sell skis here at all, but would be curious to see what you think. 
 

 

post #38 of 40

I rarely say it but  Gotama or Katana might be a good option for holding up your big frame. 

post #39 of 40

Although many here are talking about daily drivers, I note that you specified powder days and a fairly traditional tail. At your size, a traditional to mild rocker tailed powder ski will need to run 115+ and in the 190's or you'll sink like a stone (your surface area to weight ratio will make a 108 float about like a 95mm for a normal sized guy), so with apologies to Cochise and Goat fans everywhere, here are some appropriate models to check out - no particular order - with the beef and width you need but handling for tight spaces:

 

1) Prior Overlord

2) PM Bros Lhasa Pow

3) Kastle 128

4) ON3P Billy Goats

5) Blizzard Bodacious

6) Moment Jaguar Shark

post #40 of 40

I'll try it.  The race shop where I get my Atomics also sells Rossi; I'll see if they have any of these available...

 

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Just for fun, if you have a chance, demo the Rossi E98. Knowing that you enojoy the 10ex/Rex family, I think you'll find the Rossi af modern version with both better float and edge hold. Some early rise, yes, but you don't feel it at all. Not shilling to sell skis here at all, but would be curious to see what you think. 
 

 



 

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