I'm an older guy looking for a good all mountain ski. Just got back into the sport after a 20 year break. Have read some good things about the P-90 and would like some feedback. 6' 165lb int/adv thanks.
LINE Prophet 90'S......any opinions?
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Im 50, had no gaps skiing but up till 2009 I was skiing the old way Ive done for 45 years, not rolling on edges just stepping on the tips to steer which on sidecut ski = fail.
Something that took a little longer to sink into my fairly thick skull.
But once I started doing it that helped a lot but still not getting good edging on the hard stuff and my local has a mix of firm and fast to boiler plate that turns to snot after a sunny day.
We have deeper conditions on new falls but big ones are seldom and not that often I need a wider ski but it sure comes in handy for snot and spring days.
Hired some 176 LP90's 2010 models and skied them the day and was amazed how well they edge of hard cover for what is a wide ski to me.
Unlike others I'd tried and better than the thinner old K2 Apache I've been using.
Also good in firm moguls.
They seem like a wider ski that handles like a thinner ski if you are doing it half right.
So I bought some end of season to get 2012 model, yet to ski them (98 days to go).
These have earlier rise on 2012 model which I understand will help threading through tight terrain.
Hire a set if you can and try them.
Im sure you'll like them if you can get them working, but if you are not quite up to date on the edged turning thing it may not work and you'd need to get lesson or the like to sort that first.
Anyway thats just a mug punters review of the LP90 and the fact Im older perhaps and got a fair idea of how you'll ski if you have not done so for 20 years.
Like we used to 20 years ago.