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Can I get some ski recommendations?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

I'm looking at getting some new skis this year.  I live in NC but go out west every year (heading to Brighton/Solitude/Snowbird last week in Feb.).  I'm on a budget so I am looking at the following skis:

 

Bluehouse MR (seen some sketchy reviews but they were posted 3-5 years ago)

4FRNT MSP (2012) - found some new at $249

Blemished Blizzard Bushwacker, Kabookie, or Bonafide from Skis.com for $399-499

 

I am an advanced skier (5'10, 170).  I ski 60/40 on piste/off.  I also ski what little hills we have here in NC and some in Vermont.  So, they would need to handle icier conditions.

 

Thoughts?  

post #2 of 7
Bonafides.

But try and demo them. While talking with buddies of the weekend, seems those of us that don't like them, have the same opinon, they lack feed back.

I enjoy my Volkl Kendo's. Over 90 day's on them and they still ski like new ones, great edge hold, very versital.
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the recommendation.  I thought about demoing the Bonafide's or the 4FRNT Cody's.  

 

Do you have any experience with Blemished skis?  Is it just cosmetic?

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Originally Posted by adyer10 View Post

Thanks for the recommendation.  I thought about demoing the Bonafide's or the 4FRNT Cody's.  

Do you have any experience with Blemished skis?  Is it just cosmetic?

Paging Phil....

(Usually very minor... Most people will cosmetically alter their skis more on the first half of one run... maybe in the lift line just getting up the hill for that first half of one run.)
post #5 of 7

These would work.

Originally Posted by MattH View Post

 

post #6 of 7
Oh, Blemished, as in, slightly less then perfect top sheet. You don't ski on the top sheet, it doesn't matter.

You also don't need perfect bases.
post #7 of 7

No issues with blemishes like said! I know it's hard to find deals on the Bonafide but the Bushwacker, Kabookie and Cochises are expensive considering they are blem and 11/12 season skis!

 

Bushwacker and Kabookie was less expensive not long ago at STP and the 13/14 Cochise was going for $450 back in December at SAC (all no blem skis)

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