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need help picking an all mnt ski

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Hi guys...could u help me pick a one quiver ski pls?
I'm an inetermidiate skier 1.86 m tall (6.1 feet), weighing about 100kg (220 pounds) thats looking to find a ski that would perform very good on groomers but could handle shallow powder decently.
I'll be skiing about 80% on piste and the rest off piste and mostly in Eastern Europe where the ski traks arent that well groomed most of the times (icy, moguls sometimes but fairly wide).
I just moved near a ski resort so I hope I will get to ski more than 30 days a year from now on.
So far I've been looking at the Armada ARV ti (but I think they will be a bit too expensive for me) and the Line Influence 105 2012/2013 that have more than a decent retail price.
All in all ive got about 500€ (700$) to spend on skis and some good bindings.

So pls help me out. Thx a lot!


Sorry for the bad English.
post #2 of 10
Welcome to Epic. Since you state you want "a ski that would perform very good on groomers but could handle shallow powder decently," I don't think either ski is appropriate. I think you would be better off with a ski about 90mm wide rather than 98 or 105. There are many 90mm wide skis that will do just want you want but will be a lot easier to handle on the hard snow. Nordica Steadfast, Rossi Experience 88, Blizzard Bushwacker, and Line Prophet 90 are just a few. Nordica Steadfast has been my daily driver for the last two seasons and I regularly ski them in powder up to 25-20cm. They also have excellent edge grip and hard snow but I have never used them on ice. Any of the other skis I mentioned will also work quite well for what you want.

Another ski to consider is the Elan Amphibio 88 xti.
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thanx a lot for the reply. The rossi experience seems to be the best choice.
post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by metaxa View Post

Thanx a lot for the reply. The rossi experience seems to be the best choice.

 

Based on what?

post #5 of 10
Maybe his availability? Or maybe the price?
post #6 of 10

if i were a high intermediate low expert looking for an all mt ski it would be a prophet 98, some of the more hardcore skis suck at lower speeds but the line does well here and is reasonably stable at warp

post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
Found a guy in my area thats selling a new pair of rossi exp 88 2012/2013 for 250 € (aprox 300$). I would have Gone with the P90 cuz of the metal layer but this seems like a hard to beat offer.
post #8 of 10

Good deal I guess on the 88. Also agree with the P90, it would be a better grommer ski than the P98 which is kinda a little on the soft side for me, and I'm 150 lbs.

post #9 of 10
I really like the E88, it is a very playful ski and that is more than a fair price for it.
post #10 of 10

I am a huge fan of the E88. They have been may go-to ski for a couple years no. I demoed them when they first came out (along with a lot of other skis). When I started the demo I never expected to like them, but I was sold on the first run. They are very fun and playful. I put them away with more than a few inches of powder or when it is bullet-proof, but I have that luxury.

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