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Help me get a list of demo skis for Kirkwood

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Hi, 

 

I'm an intermediate skier who used to ski 10 days a year. My wife and kids have gotten hooked on skiing so we ended up getting a place in Kirkwood and we're planning to put in at least 40 days this year. 

 

I'm 6'0, 230 lbs and I currently ski Blizzard Magnum 8.1 179s. I ski a mix of on-piste and off-piste stuff and I'm looking forward to getting to more off-piste stuff as my technique improves.  In terms of ability, I can confidently ski a few of the non-mogul runs off of chair 6 and 11. I also like the backside and covered wagon. 

 

I've read a lot about fat skis vs narrow skis but I'm not sure what I should be leaning towards as an everyday go-to ski. I'm open to getting a couple of different sets of skis so I don't necessarily need one ski that does a so-so job at everything. 

 

Any recommendations on a short-list of skis that I should demo?

 

Thanks for the help!

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Originally Posted by rtc113 View Post
 

Hi, 

 

 

I'm 6'0, 230 lbs and I currently ski Blizzard Magnum 8.1 179s. what I should be leaning towards as an everyday go-to ski.

 I'm 6', 210lbs and on the same skis. When you're on a good thing, stick to it!

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2 ski quiver developing? Blizzards and...

Cochise
Katana
Stormrider 105
Kastle FX 104
Cham 107
Vicik
And the like...
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Thread Starter 

Thanks for the info. My magnums are looking pretty beat which is why I'm thinking about replacing them. I did like skiing them but I don't feel like I'm in a good spot to compare one ski to another given the level of experience that I have. If it's the right ski I'm happy to get it again. 

 

I'm definitely trending towards a 2 ski quiver. The question I have is whether it makes sense to go wider than the magnums as an everyday ski. Depending on what I've read it seems that the best thing to do is either go wider (85-95) or with something like a recreational race ski (< 80). 

post #5 of 5

At your height/weight, Blizzard Brahma (88mm) would be a good choice for getting a little more off-trail capability. If you find it too stiff, the Bushwacker is the same ski without metal and now comes in a 187cm. I would put both of those on your list to demo. 

 

If you have an 88mm ski and another in the one-oh-something range, you have a solid 2-ski western quiver, imo.

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