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Special snowkiterace ski

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
I need a very special ski and right now, i don't  know, what ski i could use.

I'm a snowkiter and i do some races in Europe. Right now i have a downhill ski 220cm , which  i bought for 100€ new. This Ski is on a lake, where the condition is really hard or icy really good. But i go in the next weeks to Norway, where we race 100km. There are probably diffrent conditions, because the area is so huge. So there are hard snow parts on the lakes, but probably also some parts with a little bit deeper Snow. Also there is for sure, snow, where the wind had do some "bad snow" . So there are a lot of  little hills, up to 50cm, and the snow is very hard. I tried to kite there last year with the dh ski, but they go right in the hills and then it is just a question of time, until i get stuck with my boots and fall down.

So i need a ski, where i can kite diffrent condition, but also has some race attitude.

I would say the perfect ski, would be 90-95cm , ~2m long, has a shovel in the front, a wide radius , maybe also a little bit rocker and also has some race attitudes. (  probably the ski must be very hard, mso that i can bring the pressure on the ski edge. The larger the ski, the more strongness i probably need to keep the ski on the edge, if i'm on hard conditions.)  Shouldn't be the newest model, because i can't afford just for one race much money for a ski ;-)

Anyone has a idea, what ski is a little bit similar to this?
post #2 of 11
Pick up some old Dynastar 194 XXL's. Big fat GS ski.
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
Hi,

You know what snowkiting is? I have to be all the time on the ski edge. I think, that 109mm is to large to bring all the Pressure on the edge.
post #4 of 11
Yeah, I know. XXL's can rail. If that's too fat try a race room 194 LP or some Blizzard Krietlers.
IMHO, you don't want any rocker., Especially pointing.
post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 
Hi,

Ok thx, do you know maybe also a ski ~95mm with a larger radius? Because if i go all the time on the edge the same direction, i think a small radius works all the time against my direction....
post #6 of 11

The original Legend Pro's were 97mm with around a 40 radius.  These should be readily available used and I don't think you'll find many mid fats with a bigger radius.

post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 
Hi

Ok thx

I found one dynaster legend pro 97mm from 2006 , but the guy wants 230$ frown.gif in europe there are not so many skis on the market, especially not from us companies.

Do you think, the age of the ski is no problem?

Is there no ski in the past 3-4 years, which had ~95-105, a big radius, is really stiffness to bring all the Power on the ski edge and had a good performance in every terrain?
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by gurke View Post


Is there no ski in the past 3-4 years, which had ~95-105, a big radius, is really stiffness to bring all the Power on the ski edge and had a good performance in every terrain?

 

uh...191 mantra?

post #9 of 11

Blizzard Kreitler Pro Model should be able to get new ones verry cheap.

post #10 of 11
Maybe list some skis that are available in your area and price range?
post #11 of 11

I used to snow kite a lot.  I mostly used a Volkl Snow Ranger with a tele binding.  I never had a problem, even in high winds with large kites.

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