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6-2 180lb 50yr old advanced intermediate to advanced. Atlanta-based. Don't have a lot of $$ spend hoping for one ski quiver, at least for now. These skis will see 70% of their time on southeast groomers rest on trips outwest. I can get down say high rustler, Mushroom chutes, Atla chutes, etc. without a lot of style but I won't fall much either. Like every other southeast-based gaper I look for the powder out west but without OB skilz don't often find it. Love trees. Not adverse to inbound hiking. Skied 2006 PEs for many years bought for 175 with bindings off EBAY. Ripped a binding out last year and am looking again. Probably a softer ski as I am getting old and decrepit and not charging as I used to. I'm thinking 2-3 yr old Dynastar legend/sultan - Scott Dozer too burly? Bonafide too pricey? really open to anything.

Thanks kindly!
(posted here maybe 30 times 2005 to 2010 but can't get into old acct).
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Hi - Welcome back. I'd think a Sultan would work pretty well, but might not grab on firm days. Cannot speak to the Dozer but it seems odd for the southeast. Personally, I'd wait a month or so for prices to begin to drift downward and check out Head REV85's, Blizzard 8.5 Ti's, or Dynastar Outland 87's. You should be able to get one of those for around $500 flat in a while, and they will all thrive in trees for a guy your size while keeping good to excellent grip. A Blizzard Brahma would also be nice, but can't see them getting much cheaper. 

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6-2 180lb 50yr . . . . .  I am getting old and decrepit 

I must be dead by now.

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I agree with beyond's suggestions.  I would add the Rossi E88 and Fischer Motive 86 to the list.

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 Skied 2006 PEs for many years bought for 175 with bindings off EBAY.

 

If you mean K2 Public Enemies - those were pretty soft anyway, not sure E88 is softer - but possibly a better all around ski for you.

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Where in the SE do you ski?

FWIW, almost all of our better instructors are skiing something around mid sixty to mid seventy under foot, R 12-14, around 170. Most are going with a Head supershape, but I'd think anything around that with good edge hold that skis at your level should do.
Edited by sofort99 - 1/21/14 at 5:58am
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PE=Public Enemy. Appreciate the replies, thank you for taking the time.

I really strongly prefer being off the groomed if I can help it at all, esp out west, and reallty haven't considered anything under 90m, and even 90 seems narrow these days. Ski the wolf this year, but only because i loaded up off groupon. Get yelled at all the time by the patrollers at beech trying to go skier's left.

thoughts?

PS If you're a patroller, pls. try to avoid lecturing those of us that have been around long enough to know what we're doing. Yank my ticket if you feel so moved, but pls avoid the lecture thanks
Edited by Marshall Tucker - 1/21/14 at 6:51am
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These skis will see 70% of their time on southeast groomers
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I really strongly prefer being off the groomed if I can help it at all, esp out west, and reallty haven't considered anything under 90m, and even 90 seems narrow these days.
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6-2 180lb 50yr old advanced intermediate to advanced. Atlanta-based. Don't have a lot of $$ spend hoping for one ski quiver, at least for now. These skis will see 70% of their time on southeast groomers rest on trips outwest. I can get down say high rustler, Mushroom chutes, Atla chutes, etc. without a lot of style but I won't fall much either. Like every other southeast-based gaper I look for the powder out west but without OB skilz don't often find it. Love trees. Not adverse to inbound hiking. Skied 2006 PEs for many years bought for 175 with bindings off EBAY. Ripped a binding out last year and am looking again. Probably a softer ski as I am getting old and decrepit and not charging as I used to. I'm thinking 2-3 yr old Dynastar legend/sultan - Scott Dozer too burly? Bonafide too pricey? really open to anything.

Thanks kindly!
(posted here maybe 30 times 2005 to 2010 but can't get into old acct).

 

I own 3-year-old Dynastar Legend Sultan 85's (170 length) that I would like to sell.  They're in great condition.  Let me know if you're interested....

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Don't have a lot of $$ spend hoping for one ski quiver, at least for now. These skis will see 70% of their time on southeast groomers rest on trips outwest.

 

 

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I really strongly prefer being off the groomed if I can help it at all, esp out west, and reallty haven't considered anything under 90m, and even 90 seems narrow these days. 

 

Yeah, I noticed that too, Sofort. Gotta love internal contradictions, especially those based on what we ski versus what we want to ski...

 

OP: You need to shake your (old decrepit) head to clear it, and figure out some priorities. :D Everyone here seems to be working on helping you with skis that will fit with skiing groomers in your home state, say 2/3 of the time, which is the data you initially gave out. Would you prefer that we reversed the percentage, made our recs on sking out west and off-piste in TN? 

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Appreciate the replies, thank you for taking the time.
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Don't give up! You'll get lots of help from here. Just maybe the help you need instead of the help you want, sometimes...
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