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post #31 of 49
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Originally Posted by jzmtl View Post

Damn, that's a lot of skis to get rid of, guess I should start watching kijiji for cheap barely used skis eh? eek.gif

Part-time job... You could come to Ste-Adèle this w-end; the high school there has a ski sale (used and new) to finance their ski team... I'll be there with my skis for sale...

http://www.hebdosregionaux.ca/laurentides/2011/10/18/vente-annuelle-de-skis-doccasion-pour-le-ski-etudes-daugusin-norbert-morin

 

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Originally Posted by uboom View Post
 

Been doing the same exercise, and recon I need only two skis for recreational  skiing. 

My thoughts:-

 

Keep.

Rossi radical sl 

 

Sell.

Everything else

 

Buy.

Rossi E88 or E98

 

U Boom 

Don't like the Experience skis...too heavy for bumps... You want me to get rid of every thing and yet, you have 9 pairs of skis...

 

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Originally Posted by markojp View Post


Point one, apologies. I didn't take it literally and thought you were joking.

Point two, probably a geography thing. It's not uncommon to get several distinct snow quality and surface conditions depending the hour of the day even in one top to bottom run.

No offense intended at all on my part. smile.gif

1) I guess,  I wouldn't believe it myself, it's ok.

2) You're right. Skiing at Tremblant, I usually need skis for hard snow and maybe some rock skis if I want to go into skied out trees; going to Jay? Needing larger soft snow skis (I usually go afetr a storm...). Going to Sutton? Will need some rock skis because there is a lot of rocks hiding...

 

None taken...:)

 

 

Questions:

 

  1.  If I keep the fx84 and get rid of the mx88, I think I would switch the bindings... The base of the k12 and k10 looks exactly the same; should be ok?
  2. Maybe I should keep a rock ski... the outland87 is nice in spring conditions but not on hard snow... So the Legend sultan 85 ( wich I find a little heavy in bumps) or the rev85 ( wich I find too short and should get more money for them because they're from last year)?
  3. I use more the Hell & Back for skining...should I get rid of the Baron on the Steadfast? Does it worth it? 
post #32 of 49
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Originally Posted by mogsie View Post
 

Do you need something else sir?

Only if someone messed up my meds ;). I think I have my 2 ski quiver for this winter.

post #33 of 49
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Originally Posted by Nikoras View Post
 

Only if someone messed up my meds ;). I think I have my 2 ski quiver for this winter.

Which are? (Out of curiosity)

post #34 of 49
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Originally Posted by mogsie View Post

Part-time job... You could come to Ste-Adèle this w-end; the high school there has a ski sale (used and new) to finance their ski team... I'll be there with my skis for sale...
http://www.hebdosregionaux.ca/laurentides/2011/10/18/vente-annuelle-de-skis-doccasion-pour-le-ski-etudes-daugusin-norbert-morin

I'd surely go if it wasn't for the long drive, fighting traffic through Montreal and Laval both ways just takes too long.
post #35 of 49
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Originally Posted by mogsie View Post

Part-time job... You could come to Ste-Adèle this w-end; the high school there has a ski sale (used and new) to finance their ski team... I'll be there with my skis for sale...
http://www.hebdosregionaux.ca/laurentides/2011/10/18/vente-annuelle-de-skis-doccasion-pour-le-ski-etudes-daugusin-norbert-morin

I'd surely go if it wasn't for the long drive, fighting traffic through Montreal and Laval both ways just takes too long.

 

Ste-Adèle is the location of one of the great events of my youth. It involved skiing, of course. Wow. Been a while since I so much as THOUGHT of that. 

post #36 of 49
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Ste-Adèle is the location of one of the great events of my youth. It involved skiing, of course. Wow. Been a while since I so much as THOUGHT of that.

 

And the story is?

post #37 of 49
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Originally Posted by jzmtl View Post


I'd surely go if it wasn't for the long drive, fighting traffic through Montreal and Laval both ways just takes too long.

 

I hear the politics are pretty ugly and dangers in Laval these days... maybe another reason to drive around. :)

post #38 of 49
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I hear the politics are pretty ugly and dangers in Laval these days... maybe another reason to drive around. :)

Hummm, If I had my itineraries based on these criteria, I would be stuck at home... 

post #39 of 49
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Originally Posted by qcanoe View Post
 

 

Ste-Adèle is the location of one of the great events of my youth. It involved skiing, of course. Wow. Been a while since I so much as THOUGHT of that.

 

And the story is?

 

Short(er) version:

 

Stardate 1976. Young 9th grader from NYC suburbs heads off to Quebec with the outing club, for a week of xc and downhill skiing. The plan is to stay at a youth hostel in Ste. Adele. If you are the chaperone and his wife (bless their souls), it is a REALLY long drive to the Laurentians when you take off after school on a Friday in an International Travelall (was this the first SUV?) full of high schoolers who have spent the week cooped up inside a classroom. For some reason we had exactly one tape, featuring the Allman Brothers. Not a bad mix, I suppose, but 8 hours of it probably got old for the adults. Adding to the magic for me was that these were mostly older kids - a coed group. I felt like I'd been invited to my first real party.

 

Finally, after driving through endless snowbank canyons in the highbeams - remember, we are mid-Atlantic kids - we get to the hostel. It is about 10:00pm. The temperature can be measured only in degrees Kelvin. The drivers, who taught school all day before setting out, are utterly exhausted. The houseparent proves to be a callous-handed gent with lots of white hair in his ears. He speaks not a word of English. One senior girl in our group has a few words of French. Otherwise we're useless. But all the kids are wired with excitement at the novelty of the situation.

 

What do you suppose happens next? That's right! M. d'Oreilles had been anticipating our droopy arrival, and had thoughtfully prepared an industrial urn of piping hot coffee, and laid out enough chipped ceramic mugs for everyone. Yee ha. First time for everything. I think adulthood began for me in that moment. We had an awesome week of skiing, and continued to develop tastes that our parents surely did not bargain for when they signed the permission slips. In some ways it's been downhill for me ever since.

post #40 of 49
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Originally Posted by mogsie View Post
 

OK! Let see that quiver again based on the 5 ski-quiver of qcanoe:

 

To keep:

 

  1.  Rossignol radical 9 sl : Small radius carver

  2.  Nordica Fire Arrow 84 edt : Larger radius carver

  3. Nordica Steadfast+ marker Baron: east coast utility+bump ski+trees

  4.  general off-piste soft conditions ski: ???

  5. Nordica Hell & Back+marker f12 : powder ski

 

 

Don't know yet:

 

For place #4...

 

  1. Elan 88 xti + px12 :

  2. Kastle fx84+k10

 

Narrower east coast utility and bump skis?

 

  1. Kastle mx78+K-15+marker/kastle plate

  2. Volkl Tigershark

  3. Dynastar Speed Cross

 

Amazing in spring conditions:

 

  1. Dynastar Outland 87

 

To sell:

  1. Kastle mx88

  2. .Kastle rx12+k12(176): prefer carving with # 1 and 2

  3. Head rev85: too short...

  4. Dynastar legend sultan 85: done with them...

  5. Dynastar Course ti+ Look pivot 18 (183): already love the 84 edt...and maybe too long...

  6.  Salomon Mustang+z12: replaced by 84 edt

  7. Rossignol Phantom 80

I would go with the FX84 for # 4 or trade all that you are selling and get a pair of FX94 to fill That #4  spot, I also would trade you #2 for the MX88, I bought those last year and loved the feel, They wanted to be skied aggressively, give them another try 

post #41 of 49
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Originally Posted by qcanoe View Post
 

 

Short(er) version:

 

Stardate 1976. Young 9th grader from NYC suburbs heads off to Quebec with the outing club, for a week of xc and downhill skiing. The plan is to stay at a youth hostel in Ste. Adele. If you are the chaperone and his wife (bless their souls), it is a REALLY long drive to the Laurentians when you take off after school on a Friday in an International Travelall (was this the first SUV?) full of high schoolers who have spent the week cooped up inside a classroom. For some reason we had exactly one tape, featuring the Allman Brothers. Not a bad mix, I suppose, but 8 hours of it probably got old for the adults. Adding to the magic for me was that these were mostly older kids - a coed group. I felt like I'd been invited to my first real party.

 

Finally, after driving through endless snowbank canyons in the highbeams - remember, we are mid-Atlantic kids - we get to the hostel. It is about 10:00pm. The temperature can be measured only in degrees Kelvin. The drivers, who taught school all day before setting out, are utterly exhausted. The houseparent proves to be a callous-handed gent with lots of white hair in his ears. He speaks not a word of English. One senior girl in our group has a few words of French. Otherwise we're useless. But all the kids are wired with excitement at the novelty of the situation.

 

What do you suppose happens next? That's right! M. d'Oreilles had been anticipating our droopy arrival, and had thoughtfully prepared an industrial urn of piping hot coffee, and laid out enough chipped ceramic mugs for everyone. Yee ha. First time for everything. I think adulthood began for me in that moment. We had an awesome week of skiing, and continued to develop tastes that our parents surely did not bargain for when they signed the permission slips. In some ways it's been downhill for me ever since.

Nice story.... The place you skied was probably Ski Chanteclerc... It is still there in part...small mountain... I'm there every week end... during bike season, they have really nice trails!!!

post #42 of 49
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Originally Posted by mogsie View Post
Nice story.... The place you skied was probably Ski Chanteclerc... It is still there in part...small mountain... I'm there every week end... during bike season, they have really nice trails!!!

 

No, on the couple of days we did alpine, we didn't fart around. We went to Tremblant, starting on the north side. However, I DO vividly remember ending up at the top of one of the smaller downhill areas - I think it was Mt. Gabriel (?) - during an xc outing, and attempting to link turns down to the lodge on my borrowed hickory Bonnas.

post #43 of 49
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Originally Posted by Brad J View Post
 

I would go with the FX84 for # 4 or trade all that you are selling and get a pair of FX94 to fill That #4  spot, I also would trade you #2 for the MX88, I bought those last year and loved the feel, They wanted to be skied aggressively, give them another try 

I'm alson thinking of the fx84... I was thinking of the 94 but I think 84 is large enough and Phil told me they are similar in feeling...

 

For the mx88, I gave them plenty of try...and got really frustrated because I was reading all the great reviews here and I didn't really enjoy carving with them... But I have fun with them in trees, bumps and they have a nice edge grip. I ski agressively and I've been told that the mx88 carves better when you let them do the job...

post #44 of 49
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Update to my quiver:

Have sold some skis and my quiver resume to that for now:

 

To keep for sure:

  1. 2012 Rossignol radical 9 sl (171): to keep! Really love to carve with them!
  2. 2013 Kastle fx84+k10 (184)
  3. 2012 Nordica Hell & Back+marker f12 (177)
  4. 2013 Dynastar Course ti+ Look pivot 18 (183)
  5. 2013 Dynastar Outland 87 (178)

 

not decided yet:

  1. 2013 Nordica Fire Arrow 84 edt ( 176)... Really love the speed course...Will I keep them both?
  2. 2013 Elan 88 xti + px12 (178)  or  2012 Nordica Steadfast+ marker Baron(177)?
  3. 2013 Volkl Tigershark (175) or 2013Dynastar Speed Cross (177)?
  4. 2012 Kastle mx88 (178)... I think I prefer the fx84: more grip ( Strange, I know...)and more fun in bumps

 

 

FOR SALE:

  1. 2012 Kastle rx12+k12 bindings and plate(176)
  2. 2013 Kastle  mx78+K-15+marker/kastle plate (178)

 

SOLD:

  1. 2013 Head rev85
  2. 2011 Dynastar legend sultan 85
  3. 2012 Salomon Mustang+z12(178)
  4. 2011(or10?) Rossignol Phantom 80 (180)
post #45 of 49
4 down 6 to go, at least now is a good time to do it.
post #46 of 49
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Hey jzmtl, interested in any of these?:D

post #47 of 49
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Originally Posted by mogsie View Post

Hey jzmtl, interested in any of these?biggrin.gif

Too bad you didn't get off the meds a few months earlier, would've jumped on the rev85 for one. tongue.gif
post #48 of 49
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Want to sue my doctor?
post #49 of 49
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Want to sue my doctor?

Might need a few more years for Canada to become more US like before that'll work, lol.
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