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Which 2 to take on Xmas week Utah trip

post #1 of 12
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Will be at Alta, Snowbird, solitude and another nearby resort on Xmas-New Year and can only take two pairs... Here's what I have in the quiver to choose from:

177 Kendo-88
183 Katana-111
194 Sanouk-110
185 Kuro-132

165 SL
210 SG
225 DH

Will be 50/50 on off piste as I will have some novice folks with me. I'm thinking either Kendo/Kuro or Katana/Kuro. I've never skied on the Sanouks so but I'm familiar with the others.

Appreciate your input...

Cheers Charles
post #2 of 12
Those are your race points?
post #3 of 12
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Race points=zero
post #4 of 12
What is this:
Quote:
165 SL
210 SG
225 DH

Race ski lengths?
post #5 of 12
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Yeah
post #6 of 12

I would definitely include the Kendos if you're thinking 50/50. 88mm has been a really good daily driver for me on Utah trips, where I've always had a few days of hard snow. I'd bring that and then choose any of the others for powder if it comes.

 

For the powder ski, I'd choose the most versatile of the bunch... not necessarily the best pow ski. Altabird on powder days becomes a madhouse. Unless you know those mountains like a local, if you get 2 untracked runs consider that a win. I've found powder a few days after a storm, but only because locals showed me around. 

post #7 of 12

Kendos and Katanas.  Presumably with your other responsibilities you'll need more stuff for groomers and they can pretty much handle any sudden 2 foot storms.  

post #8 of 12
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an update,... Returned from 4 days at Alta and I just brought the Katana. It was good for the 1st day but I wish had brought the Kendo's or even my sl race skis as there was no new snow for a week. I ended up renting some Kastle BMX88's for the last day. I was hoping to rent some MX88 to experience the Kastle feel but I didn't get much if any with the BMX88.
post #9 of 12
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A shot from top of the tram at bird while using the altabird pass.... A very ambitious pass...
post #10 of 12
Interesting question - I am there for ten days in April and currently in Tignes France and finished my last day here-

I took my 191 ON3P billy goats... They are awesome brand new skis but still wish I had taken another pair. Funny so many folk asked about my skis here.

I am considering taking my Salomin Lab GS skis or my Kung fujas with me to SLC...as well as the BillyGoats which considering their size and awesome alriund skis... But it's a thought of quick turning soft around skis or into worrying about the freeze thaw days...

And love the pic!
post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by scottydonald View Post

Interesting question - I am there for ten days in April and currently in Tignes France and finished my last day here-

I took my 191 ON3P billy goats... They are awesome brand new skis but still wish I had taken another pair. Funny so many folk asked about my skis here.

I am considering taking my Salomin Lab GS skis or my Kung fujas with me to SLC...as well as the BillyGoats which considering their size and awesome alriund skis... But it's a thought of quick turning soft around skis or into worrying about the freeze thaw days...

And love the pic!

I found that you could demo rent any ski from a skinny carver up to 110-119 waisted easily for $35-45/ per day at many locations in SLC. What I did not see many of were wider POW skis 120+. If I were to do it over, it would have brought the Kendo(88) and Kuro(132) and left the Katana at home
post #12 of 12
Thanks...

Leanin toward my GS ski too...
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