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post #31 of 62
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^^^^ I owned that ski, in the 184. Remarkable ski, yep. But I finally had to admit that whoever asked why have a racing ski that wide (might have been Epic) was right. Bit of a freight train in trees, bumps. Amazing in chutes and on steeps. If I had bought it in 174, might still be on it. Sigh. 

post #32 of 62
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Originally Posted by alexzn View Post
  And, of course, the best ski is the ski I ski now...  

 

  So, yes, the best skis is indeed the one I ski now.

& if  it wasn't, I'd ski something else.  So, I can only speak for right now:

Epic 007.JPG

 

JF

post #33 of 62

Life would no longer have meaning to me, therefore I would quit the sport, and become a year round raft guide!  One ski forever, I can even keep the same ski through January!

post #34 of 62
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

MX98 from a  few years ago, but they don't make it anymore. 

 

You sure about that? One pair for the rest of your life? I'll bet you'd sell those faster than you sold your Bros - but if you did, you'd have no skis and couldn't ski anymore.

post #35 of 62
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MX98 from a  few years ago, but they don't make it anymore. 

 

You feel comfortable teaching on those?

post #36 of 62
Thread Starter 

^^^^ I recall (my be wrong) that Holliday teaches on a pair of 174's. 

post #37 of 62

Something unbreakable.

post #38 of 62
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Originally Posted by epic View Post

 

You sure about that? One pair for the rest of your life? I'll bet you'd sell those faster than you sold your Bros - but if you did, you'd have no skis and couldn't ski anymore.

Are we playing hypothetically?

post #39 of 62
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Are we playing hypothetically?

 

I sure hope so. Obama hasn't decided to redistribute our skis has he? I heard that 1% of the population has 99% of the skis.

post #40 of 62

So I was going to pick something with a similar profile as Alexn..."fat-midfat" or similar b/c that is the most versatile class of skis IMHO.  However, since I am 40yrs old, I decided I would bias my picked toward soft snow skiing since my body will be less able to absorb hard snow skiing as the years go by.  As much as I love bumps when there is no POW, I would prefer to cherry pick good snow days and ride a ski that is great in soft snow and accept the tradeoffs on harder snow.  I'll pick my Lhasa POWs.  Now..if only they would carve like race carvers on ice....then they would really be the PERFECT ski.  :)

post #41 of 62

I went to Colorado for a week long ski trip.  I have a double ski bag, yet I only brought my Blizzard Cochise.  Some days it snowed, some days it didn't.  I never regretted only bringing them.  That pretty much answers it for me.

post #42 of 62

Still thinking.

post #43 of 62

It took me 20+ years to give up my old 205 skis.....and get new ones and now you want me to commit for the rest of my life.  I thought I was on a roll for equipment changes.roflmao.gif

 

So, I'll second Phils statement. biggrin.gif

post #44 of 62

Need to gather more data.

post #45 of 62
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Originally Posted by epic View Post

 

I heard that 1% of the population has 99% of the skis.

That would be you and another dozen or so of us. So I calculate the actual percentage as .00004% of the population owning all skis except the demos left at Skiershop and these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Salomon-XScream-187cm-skis-w-Rossignol-FTX120-Bindings-/280873286676?pt=Skiing&hash=item41655a3c14#ht_866wt_1398. Personally, I'm full of guilt, and as soon as I can locate a forklift, I'll begin to redistribute to the masses.  

post #46 of 62

Currently if I had to own one ski, it would probably be the 191 ON3P Billygoat.

post #47 of 62
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Originally Posted by beyond View Post

That would be you and another dozen or so of us. So I calculate the actual percentage as .00004% of the population owning all skis except the demos left at Skiershop and these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Salomon-XScream-187cm-skis-w-Rossignol-FTX120-Bindings-/280873286676?pt=Skiing&hash=item41655a3c14#ht_866wt_1398. Personally, I'm full of guilt, and as soon as I can locate a forklift, I'll begin to redistribute to the masses.  

 

Cold dead hands.

post #48 of 62

K2 Outlaw 167 cm for me. smile.gif

post #49 of 62

Still thinking. 

post #50 of 62
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K2 Outlaw 167 cm for me. smile.gif

 

+1   Actually the Outlaw (170 for me) is what I ski on, and frankly I'm really happy with them, amazingly versatile, great crud buster, rails on groomers, especially for a 92mm ski.

 

But for the purposes of this discussion, I haven't tried enough diferent models to prove to myself that I wouldn't be happier with something else. 

 

But Phil, you, on the other hand, have tried everything and have chosen your quiver thoughtfully.   IIRC you were on the Gunsmokes every day of the Gathering. 

post #51 of 62

Volkl's biggrin.gif

post #52 of 62

I got it...the Zen answer.

 

Anything I like at this moment in time.

 

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post #53 of 62

Just one ski for the rest of my life?  For a resort ski?  Hmmm...

 

Based on how well I'm skiing right now, it would be the Line Prophet 98.  The last 2 seasons I demo'ed about 8 or 9 different skis in the 98 to 105mm width range for a "one ski does all" travel ski, and the Prophet was my favorite.

 

If I was a better skier, then I would go narrower, somewhere in the 88 to 90mm width range.  In that case, it would be something like a Prophet 90, Magnum 8.7, or Exp 88.

post #54 of 62
For me, probably the 2011/12 Goats I had mounted this last weekend and skied in the full gamut of spring conditions. And they have yet to see powder.
post #55 of 62

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Still thinking. 

post #56 of 62

If you could only own one ski for the rest of your life, it'd be a monoski.

post #57 of 62
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If you could only own one ski for the rest of your life, it'd be a monoski.

Now you're just stirring the pot wink.gif 

post #58 of 62

If I have to live in the East as well for the rest of my life, my vote is for my Volkl AC30 w/wideride binding.  If you are going to put me up for the rest of my life out west, I will vote for my Rossi Experience 98's.

 

But I would rather continue to get new skis or an additional pair of skis every couple of seasons like I have been doing for the past decade or so.

 

Rick G

post #59 of 62

Still thinking. 

post #60 of 62

I am real happy with the  Kastle MX78, but then I live in the midwest and just ski here now.
 

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