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Good Slalom Ski for all mountain

post #1 of 9
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I have an opportunity to get some new skis this year.  The "problem" is that I don't know what I want.  My current quiver that I am very happy with is

 

188 S7

180 E98

172 Dynastar Contact Limited (getting retired)

 

The obvious choice is to replace the Contacts which are finally worn out.  I like the 72 waisted Contact and skied it all over the mountain in lots of different conditions.  I would keep them if they weren't so spent.  If they are getting replaced, I would like something with more beef to them.  My concern with skis of this type is that as they get burlier, they get less manageable off-piste. I want them to be good on ice and fun to make quick carved turns on groomers but still be reasonable in bumps and other off-piste conditions.  Most people I know don't bother with anything much under 85mm anymore.  I'm thinking that I don't want any suggestions over 85mm and would like to limit suggestions to skis made by Rossignol, Dynastar, Atomic, Fischer, Salomon, and K2.  

 

Thanks

post #2 of 9

The Dynastar Speed Course Ti is a great successor to your Contact. Just as versatile, more bite, more fun.

 

New Rossi Pursuit looks good, haven't skied it personally. 

 

Richard

post #3 of 9
Wat he sed.... And maybe the Head Titan?
post #4 of 9
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Originally Posted by tetonpwdrjunkie View Post
 I want them to be good on ice and fun to make quick carved turns on groomers but still be reasonable in bumps and other off-piste conditions. 

Thanks

 

Heh......sorta like both light and heavy.......biggrin.gif

 

If OK on ice were acceptable, then I'd say the K2 Charger might be a serious contender. But to get Good on ice and considering the brands you mention.........probably the aforementioned Course Ti or the Fischer Progressor 950. They are great on ice (shy of race skis I mean) and at least OK in the other stuff.

 

You know.........light and heavy at the same time.

 

SJ

post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 

OK on ice would be OK.  I would like to be able to lay down some smoking trenches on the groomed like I do with the E98 and couldn't really with the Contacts.

 

Thanks for the input so far

post #6 of 9

Nice pair of Dynastar Speed Course Ti (172cm) in the gear sales list right now.  1 day on them.

post #7 of 9

Teton you have a chance to have an all rossi quiver......you know what to do!( their are three different pursuit models to fulfill your needs).S7-smile,E98-smile, PURSUIT-?( do you think rossi is going to choke on a front side ripper ?)

post #8 of 9

Any of the ski brands you mentioned from a racer's quiver last season.  Hit the swaps & get some $100 "used" academy kiddos skis!

post #9 of 9

I've skied on about 30 models in the last couple of years, and the only one that could be called "slalom" and "all-mountain" that I can think of is the Salomon Enduro XT850.  You wouldn't want them for running gates, but, OTOH, everything mentioned above is not so good off piste.

 

 

http://www.epicski.com/products/salomon-xt-850-enduro-ski/reviews/2099

 

 

 

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