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Two skis of the same waist that you could have in a quiver?

post #1 of 15
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Ok..I will say w/in a MM or two wink.gif.

 

 

examples:

 

Blizzard Bonafide (98) & Rossi Experience 98 (98) ...two completely different feels and both are oh so much fun.

 

Blizzard Bushwacker (88) & Blizzard Magnum 8.7 (87), The Bushwacker is a great playful ski off piste and the Magnum is a  frontside oriented a wide carver. 

post #2 of 15

Atomic Race SL

Atomic D2 Race GS.

 

Both 70 mm waist.  Different radii.

 

Völkl P50, Volant Machete (almost same waist, a mm or two ;) ), P50 is softer in longitudinal flex and therefore better in bumps and slower skiing in the trees, while the Machete is more tolerant of too-sharp turns at too-high speeds.

 

And let's not forget... Older Fischer WC SC vs very old Kästle SGs same waist just about, very different radii and stiffness.

 

 

post #3 of 15

I try to keep my skis about 25% apart in width, but I do have both the Head Mojo 90 and the Elan Zen Master in my quiver.  Both ~90mm twin tips.  The Zen Master is notably softer than the Mojo and I have touring bindings on it.  It floats a bit better than the Mojo in soft snow.  The Mojo is happier to bust through crud and I can set a better edge on harder surfaces.

 

I can imagine if I lived out West wanting both a playful and a charging pow ski.  Maybe a Bent Chetler/Renegade or a Hellbent/Cease and Desist combo.

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I like the idea of a Bonafide/Experience 98 combo.  I could also mix in the Nordica Hell & Back and Head Rock n Roll (I know it is a 94--is that close enough?)

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Blizzard Bushwacker & Blizzard magnum 8.5 ti

Blizzard bushwacker & Rossi experience 88

Blizzard bushwacker & Volkl RTM 84

Blizzard Bushwacker & Volkl Kendo

Blizzard Bushwacker & Atomic Crimson Ti
post #6 of 15

Elan 888

Salomon BBR

 

Both 88 under foot, one for soft conditions, one for hard, both fun.

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Elan Stealth

 

Fischer RCR Crown Vasa

 

 

45 mm waist.   Totally different feel eek.gif

post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by cantunamunch View Post

Elan Stealth

 

Fischer RCR Crown Vasa

 

 

45 mm waist.   Totally different feel eek.gif



4FRNT Renegade and Atomic Bentchetler. Both around 122-123 waist, completely different skis. The Chetlers are poppy and playful, the Renegades CHARGE.

post #9 of 15

You really could justify practically anything with the same waist width in different lengthsth_dunno-1[1].gif

post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by MarcusBrody View Post
.  Maybe a Bent Chetler/Renegade

 

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Originally Posted by flatlandr View Post

4FRNT Renegade and Atomic Bentchetler. Both around 122-123 waist, completely different skis. The Chetlers are poppy and playful, the Renegades CHARGE.


I like where your head's at. 

 

 

Now I just need to get to where some snow is at...

 

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I like where your head's at. 

 

 

Now I just need to get to where some snow is at...

 


It's too bad my season is over, and my home hill is 135 ft vertical. All I can do is dream of powder, and make the best of it when I'm in it. When I heard that the Bentchetlers were a little stiffer this year, I was pumped. The flex is perfect for everyday skiing, but at Mach Schnell, I'd like something stiffer. That's where the Renegades come into play. Skied those in Fernie, they ripped, until you hit groomers, then they were less fun. Huge turn radius and stiff flex meant huge, fast, surfy turns.

 

post #12 of 15

Two from my quiver:

 

Blizzard Mag SL

 

K2 Cabrawler

 

Both right around 66 but very different on the hill.

 

 

Side note on the K2s.... I've got these disguised with paint and since they're such tiny skis and I'm often hanging with a big fat ski crowd, I get asked what they are all the time.  A couple of weeks ago I get introduced to a guy and he asks me what I'm skiing on.  I tell him Cabrawlers and start to launch into my usual explanation but he cuts me off and says, "I thought so.  I used to hang with Travis Cabrawl back east."  Cool!

post #13 of 15

195 Mothership

196 Lhasa Pow

 

Depending on snow conditions, they can ski almost identical or be completely different.

 

I am still learning the many nuances of each.

post #14 of 15

190 DPS Wailer 112RPs and 188 Rossi 112RPs. 

 

 

Same waist, different beasts in so many ways.  Many could argue to the contrary, but I don't think there's much overlap at all, if any. 

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190 DPS Wailer 112RPs and 188 Rossi 112RPs. 

 

 

Same waist, different beasts in so many ways.  Many could argue to the contrary, but I don't think there's much overlap at all, if any. 


You mean RC 112s?  That's a good one.  If you don't mean RC 112s, well then I submit those.

 

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