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post #31 of 42
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

The FX is a bit stronger than the BMX and along with that strength comes refinement due to a more expensive construction with metal. 

 

It must be quite a bit stronger! I skied half a day with a guy my size who was on the BMX and I was on my LX92's. He was NOT as happy as I was that day. In fact he was heading to the ski shop on his way home.... He was having issues engaging the shovels as I recall. Could have been the tune or even the mount but it just was not allowing him to follow my lines.
Edited by Rossi Smash - 8/22/13 at 9:13am
post #32 of 42

^^^The LX92 would be my pick between those two skis. 

post #33 of 42
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Originally Posted by Rossi Smash View Post

 

It must be quite a bit stronger! I skied half a day will a guy my size who was on the BMX and I was on my LX92's.He was NOT as happy as I was that day. In fact he was heading to the ski shop on his way home....He was having issues engaging the shovels as I recall. Could have been the tune or even the mount but it just was not allowing him to follow my lines.

 

Could have been a lot of things besides what you mentioned, conditions and quite frankly ability, hell, he could just have been having a bad day. But the BMX98 is still one of the better 98s on the market. 

post #34 of 42
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Bump for Finndog

post #35 of 42
Speculative translation: Finn is sniffing around a pair of 92s that Phil is trying to sell. wink.gif
post #36 of 42

sorry no, he's not!  (how do you like your crow prepared? ;))

 

We discussed the LX92 last spring but I thought you said the 174 would be too short for me ( I think you are right)? Still thinking your suggestion of bushwacker's are a great choice for marginal conditions with the emphasis on tracked out trees and bumps. If its hard packed, my MX83's are coming out, if its leftovers or soft, the Head 105's are perfect and I'm still devoted to my DPS112's

post #37 of 42
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post
 

sorry no, he's not!  (how do you like your crow prepared? ;))

 

We discussed the LX92 last spring but I thought you said the 174 would be too short for me ( I think you are right)? Still thinking your suggestion of bushwacker's are a great choice for marginal conditions with the emphasis on tracked out trees and bumps. If its hard packed, my MX83's are coming out, if its leftovers or soft, the Head 105's are perfect and I'm still devoted to my DPS112's

 

Sooouuuuuuul Riiiiiidddderrrrr?????

post #38 of 42

great ski but the tail is a bit too soft and they have quite a bit of rocker for the bumps. Since I really want to improve my bumps skiing, I want something a bit more focused.  I will probably keep it though. 

post #39 of 42
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Originally Posted by markojp View Post
 

 

Painting pictures of us again? :)  Having said this in several threads, you're right. The daily driver for the east is different than the west. I don't think any of Phil's 95's are going to be the daily ride for the east unless you're doing a load of off piste or stuff like Josh is doing in his spare time. I have the ability... no, I have to try a number of skis during the season. I own two pairs of alpine skis and one pair of telemark skis. I will probably pick up a pair of more dedicated piste skis this season,  but that's enough. I can't run back to the locker when a lesson shows up and I'm not on the ideal ski, so having one that can more or less do it all is important. For me, it's been the E-98. It wouldn't be my one ski does all for the east. I'm always happy to get back to my own skis, but once in awhile, I'll ski something that speaks to me. For our local mountain, the FX 94 would make a great ski. For some it might be narrower than their ideal, and others, too wide.  And no, I'm not going to schlep a half dozen pairs of skis to the hill unless I have to evaluate them. Speaking only for myself, it's a ridiculous distraction having to run around and figure out what's the right ski for the day especially when I might be a long way from the car or locker. Two pairs... fat skis for 8"+ of new snow, the 98's for everything else including lessons on powder days unless I know a client will be coming specifically for a powder lesson. This isn't a contest between who knows how to arc a ski or not, or who grew up where. Phil's shop is in Tahoe. I doubt very much that he's trying to force feed a 95 to anyone out east, but if someone out your way wants one, then here's his take. Nothing more, nothing less. Again, there's plenty of product out there to 'customize' our choices to match individual preferences.... I don't dare tell anyone east of the Mississippi what to ski with any authority because while I know what I'd want *, I'm not familiar enough with conditions in the east at this point in life to suggest anything to others..  

 

 

* Nordica Firearrow 84 EDT, and a Kastle FX 104  :) 

 

Hope you are right on the E98. I have been a dedicated narrow ski skier( any base that is touching on the snow is not effective). I have always been a late adopter owning a full quiver of race skis (Downhill to Slalom) with an E83 for cruising. 

The E83 is torsionally a bit soft,and skis short, so I have just splashed out on the E98 (my wife asked me to remind her why I needed another pair of skis) 

I like to carve up the corduroy early, then head off to the interesting skiing, steeps, bumps, and general crap.

Many years ago a great instructor at Taos told me that the object in skiing was to "ski the crud and the crap with grace and pace." Hope the E98 works for me.  

post #40 of 42

those skis you posted rock, and are perfect for the east in my opinion.  blizzard bonafide looks nice, I may get that or the volkl mantra.  I was so suprised how well you can turn and carve on a wider ski.  I have the theory which is a 95mm ski.  yeah other skis will turn better on typical conditions, but if you're not racing, I'd rather have a ski that can do everything.  especially since stuff gets chopped up and there's woods and snow around.

 

the atomic alibi and ritual also look nice, I'm real happy with atomic, and my only complaint is the lack of grip, but I think that was a necessary sacrifice.

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post #42 of 42

With all the 95mm skis being discussed- has anyone in this thread been on the Atomic Vantage Theory? Thoughts on how it would be as an everyday ski in the east? 

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