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Bonafide or Bushwacker to add to 112RP?

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New to the forum been lurking for a while, but very much enjoy the forum. I'm looking to add a ski to my rotation this year. Was on the Wailer 112RP pure 184cm all last winter.  Looking for something a little narrower.  I'm 41, 6' 1", 185 lbs. been skiing since I was a toddler, not a hard charger anymore, but can get around most terrain fairly well still. Not sure what number that would make me, but very good advanced maybe expert, but not really into categorizing myself so to speak. I grew up skiing Mammoth and Tahoe (Squaw & Alpine mostly). Top of Mammoth is kind of my Mendoza line, still comfortable skiing just about everything up there, Hangmans, Climax, etc. Now I take the family all over. Spending sometime in Telluride and Vail this winter along with Mammoth and Revelstoke area cat-skiing. Looking primarily at the 180 Bonafide. Was wondering if this would be the perfect complement to the 112RP or if I should go narrower, perhaps the Bushwacker? I'm looking for something to be a one ski daily driver and save the 112RP for true powder days. As far as length, leaning toward 180, since I want something a little quicker in steeps. Any input is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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You struck oil with the Bonafide, you are right with it. There have to be 6 members here that have just that exact two ski quiver. Game. Set. Match. While we are at it, either a Sth12/14 or Look Pivot14 are the bindings of choice. 

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Thanks a lot. I have the Look Pivot 14's on the 112RP, but I have an almost new pair of Marker Griffons that I was going to use. Mistake or will they suffice? Trying to keep the cash outlay at a minimum, so my preference would be to go ahead and use the Markers.

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Thanks a lot. I have the Look Pivot 14's on the 112RP, but I have an almost new pair of Marker Griffons that I was going to use. Mistake or will they suffice? Trying to keep the cash outlay at a minimum, so my preference would be to go ahead and use the Markers.

They will suffice. If you have them already, you are set. 

post #5 of 6

Yepp, this is exactly what I have: Bonafide with Jesters, 112RP with Pivots.   Never really wished for another ski all winter (even if that was trying).  Griffs will suffice just fine. 

P.S. You are too heavy to ski the Bushwacker in the West. 

post #6 of 6

yep!  Blizz' 8.5ti's, 180 Bone's w/ pivots, Nordie soul's for fun and 112's (190 with Atomic Trackers)  and then a 138 for uber deep and low angle meadow skipping..

 

and possibly a new arrival.....

 

the 180's will be fine as long as you are not looking to do 60mph all day on them; they are plenty stable

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