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What ski would you get next?

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If you had this quiver what ski would you buy next?  Regardless of terain or where you skied.  I know I don't need another ski and it is actually kind of absurd that I am even thinking of a new ski but I love gear.  I bought a new pair of boots this year I love, the Nordica Hell and Back Pro, so I don't need boots.  Just curious what you would get if you had my quiver.  The 2 skis I am interested in are the Kastle FX94 and the Atomic Automatic.  I know they are very different skis but check out my quiver and tell me what you would get. 

 

2012 Kastle LX82 in 172

2010 Line Prophet 100 in 172

2012 Line Influence 105 in 179

2013 Line Sir Francis Bacon in 184

2012 Line Mr. Pollard's Opus in 178

 

Just curious.

 

Thanks,

 

Chuck

post #2 of 12

I'd just go skiing awhile and get a couple coaching sessions. smile.gif  You're in Michigan, right? I can't imagine not having a full on SL race ski or at least a proper cheater GS ride. You could also learn to teley and build a completely parallel quiver as well. You'll have enough for a full on fence o' cool skis in no time. cool.gif

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Originally Posted by markojp View Post

... You could also learn to teley and build a completely parallel quiver as well. You'll have enough for a full on fence o' cool skis in no time. cool.gif

 

Along this line, get a ski for backcountry exploring in mild to moderate terrain; for example, the Madshus Annum with either nordic (3-pin, 3-pin cable, or Voile Switch back) with an appropriate boot (Rossi BCX, Scarpa T4, Garmont Excurison, etc.) or Alpine Touring (Dynafit Speed Radical) with an appropriate boot (TLT5).  Get out and explore snow-covered landscapes with some solitude or on a trail system; adds a good cross-training dimension and makes you use finesse vs power in the down hill runs.

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Originally Posted by markojp View Post

I'd just go skiing awhile and get a couple coaching sessions. smile.gif  You're in Michigan, right? I can't imagine not having a full on SL race ski or at least a proper cheater GS ride. You could also learn to teley and build a completely parallel quiver as well. You'll have enough for a full on fence o' cool skis in no time. cool.gif

 

Well I don't need any coaching sessions.  I have been skiing for 30+ years and skiied moguls competitively from '91-'94 so I think I am fine with my form.  I have often thought about learning to teley but not interested in that yet.  I do live in Michigan but get out west a few times a year.  Not big on race skis  they don't interest me.  Btw I love when people such as yourself automatically assume because you live in Michigan or ask questions about ski's that the thread starter needs coaching.  I'd love to ski with you and see how great you are.  Sarcasm alert.

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Along this line, get a ski for backcountry exploring in mild to moderate terrain; for example, the Madshus Annum with either nordic (3-pin, 3-pin cable, or Voile Switch back) with an appropriate boot (Rossi BCX, Scarpa T4, Garmont Excurison, etc.) or Alpine Touring (Dynafit Speed Radical) with an appropriate boot (TLT5).  Get out and explore snow-covered landscapes with some solitude or on a trail system; adds a good cross-training dimension and makes you use finesse vs power in the down hill runs.

 

I would be all over that but I live in Michigan and only get out west a few times a year.  Lived in Aspen from '91-'94 and had the best time of my life, miss it everyday.  So when I'm out west I spend my time in the side country of resorts.

post #6 of 12

Well, if you don't want to go skinny a la slalom or GS skis, how about wide: DPS Lotus 138?

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Well, if you don't want to go skinny a la slalom or GS skis, how about wide: DPS Lotus 138?

 

Planning an AK trip for next year and will be looking at those then.

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Well I don't need any coaching sessions.  I have been skiing for 30+ years and skiied moguls competitively from '91-'94 so I think I am fine with my form.  I have often thought about learning to teley but not interested in that yet.  I do live in Michigan but get out west a few times a year.  Not big on race skis  they don't interest me.  Btw I love when people such as yourself automatically assume because you live in Michigan or ask questions about ski's that the thread starter needs coaching.  I'd love to ski with you and see how great you are.  Sarcasm alert.

 

 

No reason to be defensive at all. Some of the best skiers I've known are from Michigan. I learned at Hickory Hills in TC. Skied pretty much everyday there was snow on the ground from elementary school through HS graduation, raced, etc.. as a misguided MI youth. Moved west and have alway been thankful that I had the experiences and time on snow offered by small, well lit, icy hills close to home that were cheaper than a baby sitter.  I'm pretty fair at this sliding around on snow thing as a result but still enjoy clinicing and getting coaching/cliniced from our school because it plain old helps. I like it that I'm getting older and know I can still get better and adapt to changes in the sport if I work at it and have a couple of good sets of trusted eyes to help out. WC skiers have coaches, and the skiers we most admire are or were extensively coached. Anyone at any level can benefit.  Funny how someone in MI assumes that others outside the state assume they can't ski well. You're more than welcome to PM me for a ski at the local hill if you're ever out this way. You could join us for a little 'Hickory Hills West' day for some of us who've relocated out here are putting together for mid to late February. Cheers.

post #9 of 12

Kastle MX78. There is nothing not to like about this ski.

post #10 of 12

The Automatic adds something you don't have yet. And it's cool for AK next year. And people really dig it. And they were making awesome skis at Atomic (at least 5) decades before Line ever drew up a business plan.

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The Automatic adds something you don't have yet. And it's cool for AK next year. And people really dig it. And they were making awesome skis at Atomic (at least 5) decades before Line ever drew up a business plan.

 

Thanks for the reply.  I was thinking the same thing myself.  Just haven't had a chance to ski it so didn't know if it was too much like my Opus.  I did talk to a ski shop in Utah today and they have an Automatic in 179 that I can demo when I am out there is a couple of weeks.  So I am going to demo it and compare it to my Opus.  If it is different enough and I dig it I am going to buy it.

 

Thanks,

 

Chuck

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Originally Posted by markojp View Post

I'd just go skiing awhile and get a couple coaching sessions. smile.gif  You're in Michigan, right? I can't imagine not having a full on SL race ski or at least a proper cheater GS ride. You could also learn to teley and build a completely parallel quiver as well. You'll have enough for a full on fence o' cool skis in no time. cool.gif

 

I talked with my local ski shop and the guy who knows my quiver said the same thing.  He has some last year model Blizzards that I might look into.  8.1 and a 8.7.  He told me my quiver is all set with allmountain freeride type skis.  The one Blizzard he has is a 2 year old model.  It think it is the 8.1 magnum?  He also has a 8.7 but not sure the name?  He had last year's model Kastle MX88 that I would have been all over but he only had 168 and 188 and I wanted 178.  Bummer.

 

Chuck

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