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Hey guys i just made this profile to ask you guys for help finding the right ski for me. I am looking for an all mountain ski that will do well out west. I usually ski Deer Valley, Park City, and Alta. I'm 5 foot 10 and weight around 160. I'm looking for a wider ski since I usually ski in the trees, pow, and bowls. I would say im an advanced skier. I have been looking at the Line Prophet 90's, Atomic Theory, and the Blizzard Bushwacker, but I'm open to other opinions. Thanks in advance for the advice.

post #2 of 10

You would probably be better up a step on these skis. Prophet 98, Atomic Alibi and Bonafide. There are a bunch of 98mm underfoot skis you can easily find reviews... there is a poll going on right now about 98mm skis. I think based on what you say trees, bowls and still some float in pow you should go at least 98mm underfoot.

 

I ski the Prophet 98 and they are easy skis... short turns, good float up to about 7" - 10" and I have no complains so far, but only 6 days on them, probably something around 180cm. The prophet you would ski the 179cm I guess. I'm 5'5" / 150 and I have the 172cm.

 

Take a look at what others have to say about the various 98mm here:

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/116243/yet-another-98-mm-all-mountain-ski-thread

post #3 of 10

Welcome to EpicSki.  I agree with mfa81 that you should look at ~98mm skis instead of ~90mm.  For the places you ski and what you like to ski a 98mm ski will be a lot more fun than a 90mm ski.  To add to those already mentioned I would recommend you try the Nordica Hell and Back or Soul Rider, Rossi Experience 98 and Elan 999 or 999 Alu.

post #4 of 10
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The thing is I have never skied on something wider than 79mm so do you think a 20mm increase would be easy to adapt too?

post #5 of 10
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The thing is I have never skied on something wider than 79mm so do you think a 20mm increase would be easy to adapt too?

It should not be very difficult. If you can ski a modern centered stance on your current skis, you can ski a wider ski. Technique is basically the same. It's just a wider platform.

D.
post #6 of 10
You will be able to figure out your skis within a few runs (of each various terrain type). Possibly the only trouble I personallyhad when I first tried a 98 was I ran over my pole plant. Otherwise just like driving a car to an suv, everything pretty much is the same, and you get used to it quick
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post #8 of 10
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The thing is I have never skied on something wider than 79mm so do you think a 20mm increase would be easy to adapt too?

 

It may feel a little weird for the first run or two but you'll adapt quickly - and if it's a powder day you'll be loving how much more flotation you get.  I agree with the 98mm suggestions.

 

The only thing that will probably take a little more time to adapt to are bumps.

post #9 of 10

I went from a ~68mm ski to a 110mm ski in one jump.  It took me one day to adapt.

post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 

thanks a lot everyone you all have been very helpful 

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