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post #31 of 38
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I like the idea a whole lot more -- 65-66mm to 94mm to 114mm. That's a pretty darn good spread and coverage. May just pick up a used pair.
post #32 of 38

Around Christmas there were killer deals on Blizzards in short lengths at Sierra Trading Post. With the Christmas discount, there was a pair of 166 Bushwackers for under $200. Gone now. A killer deal on the fatter brothers would be very hard to come by. Used...even harder, for reasons that should by now be obvious.

post #33 of 38

With the current season in CA, I would expect ski shops to have excess inventory and the fire sales to start a bit earlier than usual.

post #34 of 38

http://www.sierratradingpost.com/blizzard-2013and2013-dakota-alpine-skis-for-women~p~5980h/?filterString=skis~d~207%2FBlizzard~b~2516%2F&colorFamily=99

 

Dakota should be the Cochise sans metal. Depending on your weight, that could be a good thing. Note the additional 25% off if you act now. If the price comes down more, I might just buy the 170s.

post #35 of 38
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http://www.sierratradingpost.com/blizzard-2013and2013-dakota-alpine-skis-for-women~p~5980h/?filterString=skis~d~207%2FBlizzard~b~2516%2F&colorFamily=99

 

Dakota should be the Cochise sans metal. Depending on your weight, that could be a good thing. Note the additional 25% off if you act now. If the price comes down more, I might just buy the 170s.

 

 

that model year is just a cochise sans metal . 

post #36 of 38

Nochaser, since you brought it up, I'm going to suggest NO SKIS.  Rather, take a lesson.  Or do the Black Diamond Expedition http://www.aspensnowmass.com/ski-and-snowboard-schools/adult-group-lessons/black-diamond-expedition.  You'll get to see more of the mountain, get some instruction, and have a stellar time.  Plus it's a good deal.

 

There's absolutely no reason to get a wider ski than the 94 for Colorado.  Unless you get incredibly lucky.  And it'll only be useful for 4 hours until the deep snow is skied out.

 

My quiver is a MX78 (now my rock ski), a MX 83 (my daily driver), a MX 98 (soft snow ski, and a BMX 128 (my Kashmir expedition ski that I doubt I'll ever ski again).  If you encounter conditions that make you want something wider than the FX94 my congrats to you.  It's a once a year or couple of year experience in Colorado.

 

Mike

post #37 of 38
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There's absolutely no reason to get a wider ski than the 94 for Colorado.  Unless you get incredibly lucky.  And it'll only be useful for 4 hours until the deep snow is skied out.

Now colorado is looking good for the coming week. I'm not sure what to do. My rv gets 9 mpgs and tops out at 65 on the downhills but the alternative is like 3 open trails in tahoe that may or may not have been ruined with the groomers. Whatever, i'm sure with all those places in aspen there will be a ton of  good snow for a few days. If it is a once a year thing to visit an amazing place with new snow i would kick down the 50 bucks for a round of demos if anything just to eliminate any doubts about the 94s

 

post #38 of 38
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Oh wow - finally some snow for CA!!!
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