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post #61 of 88

Rock sticks... not bringing out the volkl p40's or coreupts until I know every rock is covered, or at least know where the rocks are

post #62 of 88

I didn't say "rock skis", because after last season, they are ALL rock skis....  :(

post #63 of 88
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

I didn't say "rock skis", because after last season, they are ALL rock skis....  :(


tell me about it, my beautiful new blizzards aged a couple seasons in 4 days. My progression will be b3s, line 100s, bonafides but i always break down and use the good boards early

post #64 of 88

Well with the Epic Local Pass I'll have a choice of Kirkwood, Heavenly, and Northstar.  Unless a big early storm dumps a few feet we are more likely to be skiing on shallow depths after a modest couple minor storms where snow making has complemented the base.  And am likely to be content to yoyo combinations of turns on groomed runs as I really only want to exercise my skiing muscels a few hours and then drive back home.   So that is more likely to be Heavenly since they have the better snowmaking.  My really old Powerkarves are my rock skis but will more likely be skiing on my Twisters unless it is really thin in which case I probably won't even bother driving up.  

 

I've seen a few seasons in the Sierra where resorts opened after the first pre Thanksgiving multi foot dump.   And most resorts will open up a few easily worked over runs and a minor amount of off trail terrain if it is a fresh day.   After the fresh day, areas off groomed trails are likely to be roped off.    One will always see many skiers eagerly ski the fresh smooth white areas off trails just like they do at mid season snow depths.  Even those with shiny new skis.  Of course many of them are going to be dinging their ski bases and edges in the process so I always wonder what they are thinking?   Resort locals may do so also in specific spots they are familiar with as being safe and that no doubt draws others.  And snowboarders don't have as much to fear so that also probably draws some younger skiers with new skis out too. 

post #65 of 88

Depends.

 

I usually get out touring  a few days before the resorts open. In that case Blizzard ones or DPS 112RP.

 

If the resorts open early or snow comes late then probably the new Elan 777s I scored for 70 bucks.

post #66 of 88

I'm skiing my all-around groomer/rock skis, 169cm K2 Extreme. I live in Minnesota, everything here is a bunny hill, so my answer might be different if I was somewhere with real skiing.

post #67 of 88
Stöckli Spirit Globe. It will be man made snow and probably only one run open with lots of skiers so it's not practical to ski anything "bigger".
post #68 of 88
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Originally Posted by VeganFreeskier View Post

I'm skiing my all-around groomer/rock skis, 169cm K2 Extreme. I live in Minnesota, everything here is a bunny hill, so my answer might be different if I was somewhere with real skiing.

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That sounds like a fun ski to rock on the first open trails of the year for folks that aren't in to carving or racing so much.  I took my PEs out last season for the early runs.

post #69 of 88
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post

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That sounds like a fun ski to rock on the first open trails of the year for folks that aren't in to carving or racing so much.  I took my PEs out last season for the early runs.
Oh so u can't carve those?
post #70 of 88

I skied on my Dynastar Big Troubles yesterday at Alta! But first resort day will probably be Snowblades or my new Nordica Dead Money park skis!

post #71 of 88

Just got myself a new set of K2 recoils.  Super excited to get them out on the snow this year.
 

post #72 of 88

If I had a Killington Pass and skied this past Saturday, I would have Telemarked on my old K2 World Pistes.

post #73 of 88

As the French say:  If my aunt had balls... she'd be my uncle.

post #74 of 88

Probably some Spatulas. Got them driving home from on my final day last season so I haven't gotten to try them yet.

post #75 of 88

My new Fischer Motive 80s. The only pair I own. Will be interesting to see if I can still ski after all these years!

post #76 of 88

Turns out I was wrong. First day was on 186 Nordica GSR EDT Evos (that's a mouthfull!).

post #77 of 88

My first day was 25 October, the 2nd was 15 November; both days on Volkl Snowwolfs with Dynafit Vertical bindings and TLT5 boots.smile.gif

post #78 of 88
Opening day (Nov. 16th) was the maiden voyage for my brand new Volkl Kenjas, my first ever brand new skis. It wasn't terribly risky on piste, but I did lift a ski here and there to avoid rogue rocks.
post #79 of 88

Looking like I will be on an ON3P Billygoat.

post #80 of 88

Mid-Atlantic skier here.  I'll be on Blizzards this year - G Power FS and Magnum 8.7ti's.

post #81 of 88
I'm gonna be on my brand new Volants
post #82 of 88
Skied last weekend on my Nordica Burners. I forgot to scrape the summer storage wax off, and when I remembered at the ski hill my extra scraper that used to be in my boot bag was absent. I figured the man-made snow would be abrasive enough, but those first couple of turns sure felt weird - then again maybe it wasn't the wax...
post #83 of 88

1000

post #84 of 88
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Originally Posted by Denny1969 View Post

It's going to depend on the Tahoe snow.

 

Freshies with a good base -  Blizzard Cochise

Hardpack - 2003 Nordica GSR

Questionable Conditions - Nordica SUV 12

 

Dennis

 

Just had my first day on the snow at Northstar today.  I used my 2005 Scott Aztec Pros.

 

I guess it was wishful thinking to be skiing some freshies.

 

Dennis

post #85 of 88

Ya' labeled the left and the right? I mean...   wink.gif

 

I rode some very tired Legend Pros, which made my legs even more tired. Can't wait to ride something more fun.

post #86 of 88

Probably the trusty Monster iM78s - not sure what Kvitfjell has to offer us, but I' suspect it'll mostly be man-made and groomed.

Unless I go the crash course "get back on your game at once," route and pick the iSL RDs.

 

Roll on Saturday.

post #87 of 88

Most likely I will be skiing on my old trusty Volkl AC30's.  But depending on conditions when I first get out, it could also be one of my race skis, but the AC30's will probably get the nod.  I just love those skis!

 

Rick G

post #88 of 88
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Originally Posted by davluri View Post

Ya' labeled the left and the right? I mean...   wink.gif

At least I didn't label them Bow & Stern ;), my big skis get labeled "port & starboard".

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