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Hitting the ski swap this weekend and looking for a East Coast bump/tree and occasional trip to the West Coast ski.

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I'm planning on going to one of the local ski swaps this Sunday and I'm wondering what I should keep my I out for.  I currently have an excellent front side carver (68 waist) for the East Coast, but haven't found a good East Coast crud/bump and occasional out West ski to go along with it.  Last season I picked up a pair of Rossi Experience 88s, but I think I got them in a size too large for me.  I got them in a 178 and I probably would have been happier in a 170.  I could ski them okay in crud, but they did not work in the bumps at all for me.  

 

Some info on me.  I'm 5'6" and weigh 175lb.  I'm an advanced skier who skis mostly on-piste, but have started to move to skiing mogul trails and have made a couple of forays into the trees.  I want to explore more bumps and trees this season as conditions allow.  I will also be at the Utah ski gathering in February and it would be nice to have a ski that would work their as well.  I may be asking too much for a East Coast bump ski to handle Utah as well, and if I am tell me.

 

Some thoughts I had on potential skis are:

 

Prophet Line 90 (165 length)

Solomon Rocker2  90 (169 length)

Solomon Lord 

 

When I was in Tahoe two years ago, I rented the Rossi S3 in a 178 and really enjoyed it, but I have the feeling it wouldn't be useful at all out East.  If I'm wrong let me know and I'll keep my eyes open for a pair of them as well.  

 

Keith

post #2 of 6

I picked up a Blizzard Bushwacker (180cm) this summer for just that reason. You might want to look at longer lengths, some of these skis have some pretty serious early rise/rocker. (I'm the same weight as you but 3 inches taller)

post #3 of 6

the profile on this ski is a longer run but low rise (splay) if you are skiing this on soft, loose snow, don't over think the rocker. The amount of contact when tipped is longer than you think. 

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the profile on this ski is a longer run but low rise (splay) if you are skiing this on soft, loose snow, don't over think the rocker. The amount of contact when tipped is longer than you think. 

 

I will keep that in mind. Over thinking the rocker on the Rossi 88s is what I likely did when I bought it in too long of a length.

 

I will keep my eye open for The Blizzard Bushwacker if I see one available.  It looks like a ski that may fit what I am looking for.

post #5 of 6

keep your mind open, you may wish to go wider esp. if you want to go Utah, frex:

Cham 97
Big Stix 98

 

also, if you're going to billy goat at T'line or BK, the BBR 8.9 might be a good thing to have.

post #6 of 6

Mephit and Cantuna, I hope to get by Ski Center for a couple of hours on Sunday morning.  I'll look for you there.  I don't really need anything big, but you never know what secondary stuff might show up at a good price.:)

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