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4 months straight dedicated to develop my skiing on 2 pair of skis. Best setup?

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Hey!

 

I'm going to spend the upcoming winter travelling in the alps. I'm doing this only to develop my skiing as much as possible. At the moment I'm 23 years old and a very aggressive/advanced skier in the pist, but unfortunately not that experienced in the BC. 183 cm, 74 kg (strong ex elite athlete).

 

So, bottomline: I will be skiing for 4 months straight (maybe drink some beer inbetween) and I'm looking for a perfect setup for the winter to develop on. I will go powder hunting whenever it is possible, but shure there will be some days carving on groomers and maybe some jibbing in the park.

 

Right now this is what I plan to ride:

 

1. Völkl Mantra 184 cm as an everyday-ski on which I hopefully could advance even more in the pist (made for speed and good edge to edge) + they can absolutely work in the BC). Cons: maybe they aren't excellent in the park if I`ll wish to do backflips etc? Right now I'm a quite lame jibber but that could change in 100+ days on the mountain. Other suggestions (100 mm waist) would be Bonafide blizzard, S3, Enforcer?

 

2. A pair of dedicated powder-skis for excellent days: Nordica Patron 185 (or Armada JJ/Rocker 2, Bent Chetler or anything else with a 110-125 waist). It would be great if these were a bit more playful than the mantras, since they are kind of stiff?

 

I've also been looking at the hellbent/kuro, but I think they are too wide for me since my main plan is to develop as a freerider. So any suggestions? Is it stupid to have 2 pairs with the same (184-185) lenght? What would you go for? Would you rather go for a pair of pistracers and a pair of Gotamas or something like that?

 

I've read a lot about this but I could shure use some help from more experienced skiers in the search of the optimal setup for next winter!

post #2 of 3

I don't know about the Piste ski maybe check out the Line Prophet 90. As for the powder ski the JJ would be a good choice I have read tons of good reviews of it but if you're only doing powder with these skis than you might want the Bentchetler.

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The Mantra is a good on piste ski for a big guy.  I am partial to Klint skis.  They have a ski called the KryptoLite.  At 187cm the dims are 137/114/130.  It has plenty of tip and tail rocker giving it a playful feel and a little camber underfoot for the hard stuff.

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