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post #31 of 34

Good point, my Dynastar Contact 4x4s are cheater GS-type that have the need for speed, so you really need a hill with some vertical to make them come alive.  Beyond that though, they suck pretty much everywhere else.  Soft snow, bumps, trees.......fuhgettaboutit.  Far too stiff.  A 1-or-2 trick pony unfortunately.  

 

If only speed and long groomers are on the menu, then a cheater would work.  But to hop around the mountain and duck into the trees and bumps?  Nope.  Get something more versatile.  Personally I'd go with something in the mid-80s or so that the OP describes.  Lots of good skis in that range for east coast, more versatile, can carve up the hardpack, yet duck in the soft/rough stuff on occasion.

 

Suggestions: MX83, E88, Rev 85 Pro, 88XTi, Magnum 8.5 Ti.....something like that.

post #32 of 34
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Originally Posted by oldschoolskier View Post

Another recommendation would be what I is called a cheater ski.  Sorta SL sorta GS, something like a Dynastar Speed Course Ti.  Depending on the length about a 18m R and plenty stiffness for the hard snow.  Basically a Short radius GS ski but not as turny as SL, so the top end is definitely there. 

I don't have any experience in the trees or bumps with the ski so no comment there.  However if speed and grip are the many requirement it should be on the list.
If the op is specifically looking for something that is good in the trees and bumps, I am not sure why you would suggest a ski that you have no idea is good in those condition. The course Ti is a great ski but there are very well 30 skis that would be a better option for what HE is looking for.
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Originally Posted by Gunnerbob View Post

Good point, my Dynastar Contact 4x4s are cheater GS-type that have the need for speed, so you really need a hill with some vertical to make them come alive.  Beyond that though, they suck pretty much everywhere else.  Soft snow, bumps, trees.......fuhgettaboutit.  Far too stiff.  A 1-or-2 trick pony unfortunately.  

If only speed and long groomers are on the menu, then a cheater would work.  But to hop around the mountain and duck into the trees and bumps?  Nope.  Get something more versatile.  Personally I'd go with something in the mid-80s or so that the OP describes.  Lots of good skis in that range for east coast, more versatile, can carve up the hardpack, yet duck in the soft/rough stuff on occasion.

Suggestions: MX83, E88, Rev 85 Pro, 88XTi, Magnum 8.5 Ti.....something like that.

Yes a cheater G.S. is a nice addition to a quiver but for a one ski quiver option that the op is looking for.
post #33 of 34

No one's mentioning the Fischer motive series for all mountain East? 80, 84 &86 all excellent reviews and very versatile. The 80 & 86 have all mountain rocker where the 84 is traditional camber, but still pretty good everywhere on the hill. I own the c-84 and like it alot after some initial twaeks to the factory tune and I just picked up a pair of 80's for a song, and am veryeager to get out on those as well. I have a speed course non TI version and it is a great ski for groomers, ice and small to mid sized bumps. I use it primarily now for hardpack days and running gates. The motives will probably be my everyday sticks for this season. You should check out Fishers if you can get them. Great skis.

post #34 of 34
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Originally Posted by adventurema View Post

 Conditions are typical east coast - hard snow, ice, and occasional 3-6" covering.

 

Location:  East Coast, mostly NH & VT.
Terrain: groomed, trees, bumps
Skill:  intermediate
Height & Weight:  6'0", 195#, 35 YO
 

 

 
Philpug, No offense, based on information stated made a recommendation and gave reason why.  Also clearly stated that I wasn't sure how well the ski would work in the other conditions.  Questions becomes what balance you are looking for in a ski and what you are willing to give up.  I may ski well, love a particular style of ski (driven primarily by what conditions I ski in) and recommend same should a person ask stating near similar preferences. 
 
 
 
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