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post #91 of 107

I am between 5'10 and 5'11, and weigh about 160 pounds. 

post #92 of 107

Take a look at the K2 Rictor 90 ti

post #93 of 107

I'm 5'9", 165 lbs and I ride 177 Volkl Kendos. They are great on ice and hard pack, and I find them to work just fine for the amount of powder we get here.  I mean, we hardly ever get more than 18"....they work fine for that, and they are nimble in the trees and bumps, too.

post #94 of 107
Yea Kendo!!
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I'm 5'9", 165 lbs and I ride 177 Volkl Kendos. They are great on ice and hard pack, and I find them to work just fine for the amount of powder we get here.  I mean, we hardly ever get more than 18"....they work fine for that, and they are nimble in the trees and bumps, too.
post #95 of 107
Plus one on those Kendos!
post #96 of 107

This is totally a bit of self promotion, so I apologize well in advance but our Noble (TemplarSkis) has been getting rave reviews for the east-coast slick. It might be something worth looking at! 

 

Jan

post #97 of 107
Most of the ski industry has settled on an 85-90mm ski as a daily all mountain ski, and something 105-120mm for a powder ski. There are tons of skis in these classes that do well.
Just don't get confused into thinking that the stiff 85-90mm all mountain skis everyone is making are good powder skis, because they really aren't ideal. Many of them are like GS skis with a wide waist.
post #98 of 107
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If you want to ski some deep pow you need to ski on the all new Atomic Bent Chetler! This skis waist is a 120mm witch will keep you a float on the deep pow days! think Atomic!

 

 

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The best ski out there is the Atomic Bent Chetler with a 120 underfoot but if you want an all mountain get the all new Atomic Automatic 102 underfoot! I just skied on both of those skis today! Best skis I have ever skied on!

 

What's with all the trolls in March?

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What's with all the trolls in March?

Temporarily, at least, in jail.

post #100 of 107

Thanks

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Temporarily, at least, in jail.

 

Thanks. I already got a PM from him asking why he's regarded as a troll after three ATOMIC'S ARE THE BEST posts.

 

End of season blues, or things are too quiet over at TGR.

post #101 of 107

I have been skiing since I was 7, and am now 50; so, you could say I have a little bit of experience skiing.  Did the old freestyle back in the 1970's and 1980's, and my mogul and all round ski was a 205cm Fisher SL.  So, by comparison, a 183cm shaped GS ski (the Race Tiger) is very easy to handle on any terrain in most conditions.  Used them at Heavenly and Kirkwood in Lake Tahoe 3 years ago, at Mt Snow in VT 2 years ago, and used them this March at Mt Hood Meadows in OR.  So, I have skied them out east and out west on runs including groomers, moguls, trees, bowls, chutes, etc.  Admittedly, I did have to change my technique a bit in the cascade cement on Mt Hood, I widened my stance a bit compared to better conditions.  As you kind of implied in your post, knowing how to actually ski has more to do with it than the equipment.  How does the saying go about moguls; it is not that you don't know how to ski moguls, it is that you do not know how to ski. 

post #102 of 107

Oh gawd not another thread drift into why narrow skis are best for everything. 

 

Things have changed. Yes, a good skier can ski most terrain on a weird and wonderful range of skis, probably back to 217 Northlands with bear traps (my first skis, actually).  But to say that 183 Race Tigers can be used in a lot of different terrain is not saying that they're optimal for most terrain. Or even very enjoyable compared to the right kind of ski. Why carpenters carry more than one hammer, to borrow another metaphor. 

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Oh gawd not another thread drift into why narrow skis are best for everything. 

 

Things have changed. Yes, a good skier can ski most terrain on a weird and wonderful range of skis, probably back to 217 Northlands with bear traps (my first skis, actually).  But to say that 183 Race Tigers can be used in a lot of different terrain is not saying that they're optimal for most terrain. Or even very enjoyable compared to the right kind of ski. Why carpenters carry more than one hammer, to borrow another metaphor. 

Exactly why I am going to a quiver setup

post #104 of 107
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Most of the ski industry has settled on an 85-90mm ski as a daily all mountain ski, and something 105-120mm for a powder ski. There are tons of skis in these classes that do well.
Just don't get confused into thinking that the stiff 85-90mm all mountain skis everyone is making are good powder skis, because they really aren't ideal. Many of them are like GS skis with a wide waist.

Simple, straight forward, and logical.

 

What the hell is this doing here?

post #105 of 107
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Originally Posted by clink83 View Post

Most of the ski industry has settled on an 85-90mm ski as a daily all mountain ski, and something 105-120mm for a powder ski. There are tons of skis in these classes that do well.
Just don't get confused into thinking that the stiff 85-90mm all mountain skis everyone is making are good powder skis, because they really aren't ideal. Many of them are like GS skis with a wide waist.

Simple, straight forward, and logical.

 

What the hell is this doing here?

Now that was funny!

post #106 of 107

Last two years at Mount Snow, The end of february and March has seen incredible conditions with lots of fresh snow.


Edited by jradomski - 4/1/14 at 9:35am
post #107 of 107

Over the last 2 years I have tried just about every ski In the 80-100 mm range.. and decided I needed 3 skis to cover everythig I wanted to do..

 

I'm 6'0" and about 190 (most of the time lol)

 

For tight tree skiing and bumps I settled on the Nordica Soul rider @169 with a ww of 97mm.. These skis are playful and I can turn pretty tightly on them.. Being a twin tip also allows skiing backwards (in deep snow) when necessary! Don't ever bring these on first tracks on frozen cordiroy..

 

For an every day ski I love the Blizzard Brahma @180 and a ww of 88 mm

 I really liked the Blizzard Bushwaker as well, I was willing to give up a bit of  playfulnness for extra stability at speed on the Brahma, If I didn't have the Soul Riders I probably would have leaned towards a 173 Bushwaker.. Until I tried the Brahma the bushwaker was going to be my #1 ski.. I have to give an honorable bention to the Nordica Hell and back... I really enjoyed them but the Bushwakers and Bramhma were in a league of their own when it came to carving..

There were only two skis that I absolutely hated.. the Nordica Firearrow and the Vokl Bridge..

 

Finally for those rare days with Fresh powder, typical NE heavy new snow or when Conditions allow me to really rip it on groomers I'll pull out my Bonafides @187 and a ww of 98mm.. I admid the Brahmas could be used here but The bonifides are alot more fun.

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