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Any recent thoughts on BD Verdicts for all-mountain adventure (including moguls)?

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I'm considering pulling the trigger on an awesome deal on some 2010 Black Diamond Verdict skis. I'm 5'10", 180 lbs, and looking at a pair of 180cm Verdicts to serve as my one pair of skis.

 

I'm the kind of skier who can get down anything, but I want to get down faster and better. This includes double black and off-piste terrain, but also steep, mogully trails. I've never had skis wider than 80mm, and am kinda freaked out by buying 102mm wide skis and calling them my all-mountain skis. But from everything I've been reading, 102mm isn't all that wide these days. From my searches on this site as well as others, I'm thinking this might be a great choice. 

 

I'm seriously considering this pair of skis in particular because a friend will give them to me for $50. If it wasn't for the awesome price I wouldn't be rushing in - I'd demo and all that good stuff. But it is what it is.

 

So for me, who likes moguls as well as the steeps (and wants to get better in the crud and powder) and can't currently afford multiple pairs of skis, are these a good choice?

 

Edit: I'm located in Western Colorado, if that helps to know.


Edited by balto68 - 10/28/12 at 7:21pm
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Shhaaameless self bump.

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$50? Can't recall if they have any early rise, etc... but a good all around all mountain ski. Some seemed to think it 'planky', but I'd think for $50, if they're in any decent condition at all, you'll have a good 'do-it-all' ski. I still have and use a pair of the V1.0 verdicts that are stiff'ish, light, and work very well for touring.

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That's great to hear. Yes, they seem to be in good condition. My old skis are 170 Dynastar Agyl Sups, and I might keep them just for the occasional mogul day. Would you say these skis are doable on bumps? Most seem to say that a narrower ski would be a better choice, but a handful of folks have argued that a 102mm ski can actually be great in the moguls.

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They won't be as good as a dedicated bump ski no matter what anyone tells you. The bottom line is, will they get you where you want to go in the places and conditions you usually ski? And will they make it fun? The verdict should be fine. Don't sweat it. Ski'em, have fun. You'll either sort them out, or they'll sort you out. smile.gif

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