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Need advice on carvers for East & All Mtn for West

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Hi. After too many years on Dynastar Speed SX's (slalom), and some ancient and very heavy Volants, I finally got to demo new stuff last weekend, i.e., moderate rocker Dynastars, Course Ti, Élan Amphibio, Atomic something, and Fischer RC4 (sl). I guess I'm hopelessly old school, cause I loved the Course Ti's and next the RC4's, but they apparently are not to be had for love or money. I'm willing to succumb to buying an all Mtn ski so I can have a pair to go out West, but still want another pair I can really lay out on edge on "hardpack" back East. My local dealer thinks he might be able to get Rossi Pursuit HP Ti, which seems comparable, but has a touch of rocker. Also, 2011 Fischer Prog 9+. Does anyone know how they would compare to the Course Ti's? I also have the opportunity to demo two pairs of either Blizz 8.0 CA, Fischer Hybrid 7.0, Rossi EXP 83 or 88, or Élan Amphib 78. Should I consider any of those for out West? If so, which two should I demo? Would 170 to 180 be advisable length?

I'm 50 y.o., 5'10, 170 lbs, been skiing for 45 years. Generally employ a lot of hip angulation in short radius turns, and not afraid to use the whole ski, including tail.

Thanks.
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If you liked the Course Tis, just get them. Really fun ski. They shouldn't be that hard to find. Generally Dynastar makes plenty of skis, and there are often left-overs in the spring or next season. If you are willing to pay for this year's, here is one place to get them. (Good shop.) They may even have some with last year's top skin for less. Worth calling and asking.
 

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Thanks. I did call, but they don't have them (old or new) in store, and would have to get them from the company, which I have been assured has sold all their inventory for this year. Starting to get the feeling that un-rockered skis days are numbered, since my local guy says 99% of the skis he sells are rockered to some degree, and from what little I recall from school, there is something called "economies of scale". Oh, well.
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Thanks. I did call, but they don't have them (old or new) in store, and would have to get them from the company, which I have been assured has sold all their inventory for this year. Starting to get the feeling that un-rockered skis days are numbered, since my local guy says 99% of the skis he sells are rockered to some degree, and from what little I recall from school, there is something called "economies of scale". Oh, well.

 

The Course Ti IS a great ski and along with the Head Magnum are among the few non rockered skis remaining. Both are excellent with the Head being slightly more damp than the Dynastar. The Head Titan is a wider (78mm) version of the Magnum. With the extra width, it is a little more versatile but not quite as grippy.

 

We have all three in stock and web purchases ship free.

 

SJ

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SnowBalz

 

As an eastern Pa. lover of short radius carving skis, my belief is they can not be replaced, in kind, with their wider cousins. Keep your thinking clear, do not to blend an all-mountain western ski into an eastern low turn radius carver. I know some narrow skis come with slight rocker, but, I'm not buying the claims they are easier to initiate a turn. The Course Ti was a fine carver when I demo'd it, but, it is a little more GS feel as the waist is 72 mm. I did like the Fisher RC4 and it's more the Sl type turn you describe. I also like the Elan, what did you find? One aspect of the slightly wider waist skis is they are more comfortable to ski in all day as Sl's suck out a lot of energy making all those turns.

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