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post #121 of 124
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Originally Posted by The Penguin View Post

"please excuse my crappy form" -> I was thinking nice hip angulation, particularly for a 118 waist ski. 


Awww.....shucks.Thanks P! You're too generous, though....

post #122 of 124
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Originally Posted by The Penguin View Post

Lemming, great post. I have been thinking about a similar ski alot bc I want to replace my 5 year old, almost totally destroyed Rossi CX80s with versatile all mountain ski.

 

As a quick background, I raced through college in the east, coached for a bit after and recently primarily ski Stowe. Depending on the day, I ski either Rossi WC slaloms, the CX-80s or S7s.

 

I'm trying to find a ski that can rip an approx 17 meter glalom type turn, is happy and nimble in trees and skiis well in bumps. I would be skiing this on "good" days at Stowe but not all out powder days. I don't know if this type of ski really exists, but I want a ski stiff enough to grind through tighter radius GS turns but light weight relative to a WC construction with relatively soft tips, no rocker and more nimble tails than you would find on a race ski. I have not tried many skiis recently, but from reading about them I think most of them either can't arc well or are not really good skiing chopped up snow in the woods or down good bump lines. Also having grown up skiing on WC stock race skiis I'm not too stoked on some of the modern all mountain carvers that are kind of built to help people arc and limit the ability to feather the turn. 

 

What is the solution? Was thinking a solution would be to beg a friend to try to find a rossi experience 88 but with the wc gs top sheet.

This could cost you some money; go right out and buy a 2012-2013 FX84 or 94 (this year's does not have rocker, next year's will), fixed single radius so very predictable entry and exit, light but solid edge on groomers, preternaturally precise, yet slithery in trees and bumps). (Or PM me if you're interested in a used pair 94's, 176 cm, no bindings.) A cheaper alternative, not as refined but very nice all-around, would be a Head REV 85, incidentally. 

post #123 of 124

Line Prophet 98's made me a skiier who couldn't ski trees and bumps to a pretty decent tree and bump skiier.  Tip and tail rocker and learning to feather the twin-tip tail to smear those things around the tight spots while not picking up too much speed helped a lot.

 

The sheet of metal makes them a good carving ski for a 98mm ski on East Coast groomers as well.  I plan on getting a more carvy ski next season for a 2-ski quiver but really feel I can ski these in all but the iceist of days.

 

6'2", 195 lbs and ski a 179 length.

post #124 of 124
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Originally Posted by mogsie View Post

The Elan 88xti!

It can carves almost as good as the Fire Arrow 84 edt but is nice in bumps and trees... ( I have the 178 (17 m) for 210 pounds and 6 feet)... I bought the flat version.

 

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This could cost you some money; go right out and buy a 2012-2013 FX84 or 94 (this year's does not have rocker, next year's will), fixed single radius so very predictable entry and exit, light but solid edge on groomers, preternaturally precise, yet slithery in trees and bumps). (Or PM me if you're interested in a used pair 94's, 176 cm, no bindings.) A cheaper alternative, not as refined but very nice all-around, would be a Head REV 85, incidentally. 

 

I continue to favor the 88xti but the 2 that Beyond recommand are nice too. Fx84  carves nicely but half as good as the 88xti; but better in bumps and trees...The rev85 carves ok too, is nice too in bumps and trees, less refined than the Elan or the Kastle but has an almost indestructible base and can't get any better for the price! Mine costed 450$!!!

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