or Connect
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › Ski Gear Discussion › New ski in 85 width for quiver
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

New ski in 85 width for quiver

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Changing up my quiver. I have been a 1 ski quiver - that being the Line Prophet 98. But I recently added the Praxis Concept (fantastic ski) to the mix and I now find myself skiing the Concept more than the Prophet with the exception of groomer and boiler plate days.

So I am looking to replace the Prophet with a 85 width ski that will be better on groomer and boiler plate days (more fun for these conditions than the Prophet). I will ski the Concept for any good fresh snow we get.

Thoughts? Recommendations?

Currently thinking about the following:

- head Rev Pro 85
- salomon Enduro
- Volkl RTM 84
- Fishcher Motive
- Blizzard 8.5
- Atomic Crimson 88

Others?

Thanks in advance!
post #2 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by prophet98 View Post

Changing up my quiver. I have been a 1 ski quiver - that being the Line Prophet 98. But I recently added the Praxis Concept (fantastic ski) to the mix and I now find myself skiing the Concept more than the Prophet with the exception of groomer and boiler plate days.

So I am looking to replace the Prophet with a 85 width ski that will be better on groomer and boiler plate days (more fun for these conditions than the Prophet). I will ski the Concept for any good fresh snow we get.

Thoughts? Recommendations?

Currently thinking about the following:

- head Rev Pro 85
- salomon Enduro
- Volkl RTM 84
- Fishcher Motive
- Blizzard 8.5
- Atomic Crimson 88

Others?

Thanks in advance!

 

Out of those skis which I have skied

 

Crimson 86: really sweet ski, well balanced

REV 85 Pro: snappy, quick, playful, fun in soft snow

Motive 86: powerful, great edge hold and snap, good tip in softer snow

Magnum 8.5ti: good edge grip, fun ski in bumps, a little neutered on groomers because of tip/tail profile, solid crud-buster

 

Other skis I would add to the list, that are very good carvers:

Kastle MX83 or MX88

Elan amphibio 82 or 88xti; very powerful tip, high speed limit, likes to ski fast.

Rossignol e88: smooth, damp, easy to ski, relatively snappy carver.

post #3 of 7

The Volkl RTM 84 is a bit stiffer and grippier than the Salomon Enduro XT850.

 

If you want an all-mountain 85, I'd recommend the Enduro.  I pair it with a 105 as my soft snow ski.  I think of it as a 50-50 off-piste/groomer ski.  From my few runs on the Volkl, I'd call that one a 40-60 off-piste/groomer ski.

 

Also, I'm 155 lbs.  If you're 190, you might still prefer the Volkl.

 

Here's my take on the Enduro:    http://www.epicski.com/products/salomon-xt-850-enduro-ski/reviews/2099

 

 

_____________________________________________________________________________________

How well you are able to ski is related to how hard you are willing to fall.

post #4 of 7

Weight? level? bumps?trees?...

Are you gonna also change your name?

post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
Ha! Good catch on the name! 210 lbs. bumps and trees a little. Advanced skier.
post #6 of 7

Same weight as me and same terrain!

Enduro 850 xt: tested in 177: liked them a lot and think that in 184 would have been a killer for me.good carver, nice edge hold, didn't tried them out of groomers

Enduro 800 xt: tested in 184: too soft for me

Head rev 85: use to have a pair in 177: too soft, sold it

Kendo: used to have a pair in 177: would buy it again but in 18?... good edge hold, nice in bumps and trees

Crimson ti 2014 in 178: loved them on groomed, crud and icy conditions but less in bumps ( don't like the cap/sidewall/cap construction)

 

All the next skis have really nice grip and ski really nice in bumps and trees...

Kastle fx84 in 184: also nice carver (low energy carving), perfect flex for bumps and trees

mx88: also nice carver with higher energy+ good in crud

Elan Amphibio 88: the nicest carver of the bunch!

Nordica Steadfast: solid, light and snappy! I often go for the glades at Jay on this one... the stiffest of the bunch!

post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks Mogsie! A buddy has the Enduro 850's and loves them. Leaning that way but wanted to make sure I was not missing anything to there. Just got off the slope today - 2 inches to soften things up - my Prophets were great. Thinking 850's will be good as well but also give me the same amount of fun on the hardpack, etc..
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Ski Gear Discussion
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › Ski Gear Discussion › New ski in 85 width for quiver