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Powder Ski for Intermediate?

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Having just moved to Colorado I’m looking for my first powder ski. I would consider myself a very solid intermediate skier on black/blue groomers. Powder not so much. That said I want a ski that’s going to work well for me. I’m 6’, 170 lbs. and currently on some 171 Atomics that I have had a few years that I have found are really working well for me on the groomers.

 

Anyway I would like to get some suggestions on what I should be looking to demo. Any suggestions on length might be a help also.

 

Thanks

post #2 of 7

188 S7 for sure. It will make you ski powder and soft bumps/off piste like a champ. 

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188 S7 for sure. It will make you ski powder and soft bumps/off piste like a champ. 

Sin, Soul, Super, Squad, etc.?

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New non current. 11/12 or 12/13 version... I dont like the new 7 series. 

 

http://www.levelninesports.com/Rossignol-2013-S7-Skis

 

The s7 is very intuitive on or off piste. It wants to turn so badly, its just waiting for you to give the command. Its a great ski for beginners all the way to advanced, so when you progress from the s7s short learning curve, you wont be disappointed. 17m is perfect for trees as well, so you can start to venture into some more open glades or even tighter trees depending on your ability. Soft bumps are a blast on them as well, and they rip groomers for a 115 ski. 

post #5 of 7
Whilst you are looking at L9, have a look at the Ninthward RDS. My daughter has a pair for Japan. She is an intermediate who prefers groomers and loves hers. They are Very capable in the pow when I can get her in to the good stuff
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Sin, Soul, Super, Squad, etc.?

Maybe you would like the new version

http://www.epicski.com/t/123787/2014-rossignol-super-7
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I have heard good things about the RDS, and its cheap, but the s7 is time tested by thousands of intermediates.Taper will help an intermediate powder skier, and the s7 is full of it. The RDS is more of a charger and crud smasher. You can probably get level nine to lower the price of the s7 a little bit because they used to be $329 during holiday sales. Maybe they'll meet half way. 

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