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Need recommendations for all-mountain skis

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Hi everyone, I am new to this amazing forum.

 

Currently, I am in the market searching for new all-mountain skis. I will consider myself an intermediate level skier, hit local snow place on a weekly basis and canadian rockies (banff, jasper, lake louise, panorama) several times per season. I ski mostly on groomed runs but I do want to try moguls in the near future. My current skis are Rossignol Strato 7 (162cm), which I think might be a little too stiff when I venture bumps and also edge curve isn't that great either. The staff at the local store recommended Experience 83 and Salomon Twenty Twelve.

 

In a word, I need skis for 80%groomed 20% off-piste, good at speed and edge control, and also have no problem on powder. I weigh 61kg with 171cm height. Considering the fact that I do ski a lot, I also expect skis have enough room for my further improvement.

 

Welcome all recommendations.  And I would appreciate it.

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Originally Posted by zoubin View Post

 

In a word, I need skis for 80%groomed 20% off-piste, good at speed and edge control, and also have no problem on powder

Welcome to Epic...an 80/20 ski is not going to be optimized for powder, but with the right pilot and the right conditions, some can manage it.  Would it be safe to say that your priorities are:

 

1.  Groomers

2.  Bumps

3.  Powder

 

or is it

 

 

1.  Groomers

2.  Powder

3.  Bumps

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Groomed runs are my first priority, and I love powder more than bumps. 
 

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The ski you currently have is a carver and you say it won't hold an edge?  Or did I misunderstand something?  Have you been using this ski in powder?  Or how did you come to "love" powder?  Go to this thread, http://www.epicski.com/t/66885/explanation-of-the-9-level-ski-ability-scale , read the second post and tell us what level you think you are.  Knowing what level you are should be helpful.

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Above is review on EpicSki that I would second.  Getting on the Rictors was a big boost to my ski performance.  Great for groomers, on bumps, on powder, on crud.  Just a great all around ski.  A very easy to turn ski.

 

If K2 is coming out with new Rictor models, look for current year's models at end if year clearance sales.
 

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Originally Posted by mtcyclist View Post

The ski you currently have is a carver and you say it won't hold an edge?  Or did I misunderstand something?  Have you been using this ski in powder?  Or how did you come to "love" powder?  Go to this thread, http://www.epicski.com/t/66885/explanation-of-the-9-level-ski-ability-scale , read the second post and tell us what level you think you are.  Knowing what level you are should be helpful.

 



Maybe I misunderstood the term 'carve'. On my current skis, I can go very fast on the well-groomed runs but feel slightly heavy when I want to do short and quick turns. I did use Strato 7 once on powder and had tremendous trouble on controlling (had to stop to give angel and knee some rest on steep runs).

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Originally Posted by mtcyclist View Post

The ski you currently have is a carver and you say it won't hold an edge?  Or did I misunderstand something?  Have you been using this ski in powder?  Or how did you come to "love" powder?  Go to this thread, http://www.epicski.com/t/66885/explanation-of-the-9-level-ski-ability-scale , read the second post and tell us what level you think you are.  Knowing what level you are should be helpful.

 

According to the 9-level-ski-ability criterion, I will put myself at level 7.

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