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Elan or Salomon or Fisher skis?

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Hi!

I am new to epicski and would love to get some insight on some skis :)

I would like to buy a new pair for the next season since everything is going on sale right now but I am not too sure which ones to go for. I am an advanced/intermediate skier and was looking at the following all mountain skis:

 

Head

Fisher Motive

Elan Amphibio

Salomon Enduro RS 800 + Z12

Salomon Enduro XT 800 + Z12

K2 Charger

 

All these skis were around the same price range ($499-$599)

Does anyone have any experience with them or would recommend a different brand? I just heard about the Elan brand today but was told they were good.

 

Thanks!


Edited by n3xtgen - 2/22/14 at 12:14pm
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Welcome to EpicSki.  "Head," "Fischer Motive," and "Elan Amphibio" are not very definitive.  Head makes several "all mountain" skis and there are several versions of the Fischer Motive and Elan Amphibio.  Your list includes skis that potentially designed for everything from beginner to expert and waist widths anywhere from 74mm to 88mm.  It seems that the only thing in common amongst the potential skis on this list if price.  If you answer the following questions, we might be able to point you in some direction from what you've provided it is not possible.

 

Where specifically do you ski?  Not only geographically but what kind of runs; groomed, bumps, trees, powder, green runs, blue runs, black(ungroomed) runs, double black?

What level would you say you are based on this? http://www.epicski.com/t/66885/explanation-of-the-9-level-ski-ability-scale  and be brutally honest with yourself.

What is your age, height and weight?

What do you currently ski?

What do you want a new ski to do for you?

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Originally Posted by mtcyclist View Post
 

Welcome to EpicSki.  "Head," "Fischer Motive," and "Elan Amphibio" are not very definitive.  Head makes several "all mountain" skis and there are several versions of the Fischer Motive and Elan Amphibio.  Your list includes skis that potentially designed for everything from beginner to expert and waist widths anywhere from 74mm to 88mm.  It seems that the only thing in common amongst the potential skis on this list if price.  If you answer the following questions, we might be able to point you in some direction from what you've provided it is not possible.

 

Where specifically do you ski?  Not only geographically but what kind of runs; groomed, bumps, trees, powder, green runs, blue runs, black(ungroomed) runs, double black?

What level would you say you are based on this? http://www.epicski.com/t/66885/explanation-of-the-9-level-ski-ability-scale  and be brutally honest with yourself.

What is your age, height and weight?

What do you currently ski?

What do you want a new ski to do for you?


Thanks for the reply!

Where do I ski: Areas in Ontario (Blue Mountain)

I would say from that thread I am between a level 6 and level 7 skier.

Age: 23

Height: 180cm

Weight: 130lbs

Mostly ski on groomed runs, powder Have not tried trees but would love to. I always ski on blue runs (can do few single black diamond depending on location). Green run are just too easy for me :p

I would like my new skis to be able to turn easily when carving but also go fast.

 

I was also looking at the Elan 2014 Morpheo 10 w/EL 10.0 Bindings ($450)

Fisher Motive 76 w/ RS 11 Powerrail Bindings ($291)


Edited by n3xtgen - 2/22/14 at 1:59pm
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