Originally Posted by peobus
Are there any East Coast P90 skiers out there?
Peobus, I have not skied on the P90s so take my comments with a grain of salt. I am also an East Coast skier with the same height/weight (6' - 205lbs) as you. I am also in the market for a set of skies to replace my long/old pair of skies I currently use. I've been skiing since 1984, and primarily in ski fast, over small bumps/jumps, and I'm currently trying to teach my 4 year old daughter. I've been in multiple ski shops (trying to find a good fitting boot this late in the season/low stock), and today, I described my skill level, type of trails, necessity to edge well in ice while still playful in powder, easy to ski slow, but capable of skiing fast. I also used Volkl Kendo as a sample reference point, but I mentioned considering Volkl RTM 80/84 or even Blizzard 8.0/8.5,and he simply walked over to the Line Prophet 90, and said here is your ski. Soft tips, firm tails, titanal in tips and underfoot, and some useful/playful flex with the maple core. I was familiar with the brand, but never really thought much about it. The top sheet has a very powerfully understated look to it if that makes any sense at all.I He said a large group of his friends ski on both the P90, and the P98, but every one that skies on the P90s say they are easy to control, can ski both fast and slower, hold an edge great in our EC ice and slop, and are reasonably priced.
Again, this is all third party hearsay, but considering we have similar stats in the EC, I figured I'd share that with you.