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post #61 of 68
" today was a pretty good example of the type of skiing I'm most likely to be doing (i.e. our skiing pretty much starts now after youth hockey is over and I'm not really one to take that sick day and chase powder on the few times we get it here in No. VT)."

This argues yet more for a ski of modest width, and your demo reinforces it.

The Rictor had been well reviewed here.

FYI, I skied in N. Vt today too (Burke). Mix of firm groomers, icy bumps, and very skied-out trees. I was on a 92mm ski. It was far from ideal. Would have been much better off on something 10mm narrower.
post #62 of 68
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" today was a pretty good example of the type of skiing I'm most likely to be doing (i.e. our skiing pretty much starts now after youth hockey is over and I'm not really one to take that sick day and chase powder on the few times we get it here in No. VT)."

This argues yet more for a ski of modest width, and your demo reinforces it.

The Rictor had been well reviewed here.

FYI, I skied in N. Vt today too (Burke). Mix of firm groomers, icy bumps, and very skied-out trees. I was on a 92mm ski. It was far from ideal. Would have been much better off on something 10mm narrower.

 

 

Your description of conditions was EXACTLY what I encountered had Smuggs - I just couldn't articulate that as well heh.

 

Any opinion on whether $540 for the package is good/bad/ugly?  Not 100% convinced that it will make me THAT much of a better skier - especially under current conditions -   but since my current bindings as so old that the shop won't even test or work on them I'm doing a good job of talking myself into a purchase heh.

post #63 of 68
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Just to close the loop on this - I did end up picking up the K2 AMP Rictor 90's.  There was a little confusion regarding the price but they handled it to my satisfaction (will post details in a separate thread) so I was pleased. 

 

Looking forward to this week's dumping so I can give 'em a real test :)

 

Thanks to all who took the time to contribute to this thread - it is greatly appreciated.

 

Boneman

post #64 of 68
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Originally Posted by qcanoe View Post

" today was a pretty good example of the type of skiing I'm most likely to be doing (i.e. our skiing pretty much starts now after youth hockey is over and I'm not really one to take that sick day and chase powder on the few times we get it here in No. VT)."

This argues yet more for a ski of modest width, and your demo reinforces it.

The Rictor had been well reviewed here.

FYI, I skied in N. Vt today too (Burke). Mix of firm groomers, icy bumps, and very skied-out trees. I was on a 92mm ski. It was far from ideal. Would have been much better off on something 10mm narrower.

 

 

whats funny is an hour and half away the skiing was much better. 

post #65 of 68

Just back from a week out West... Crested Butte, Monarch, and Steamboat. Lots of tree work, and my 173 Blizzard Bushwackers were terrific. They also work fine in bumps, and are too much fun laying down GS trenches.

post #66 of 68
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whats funny is an hour and half away the skiing was much better. 

The skiing is always much better at Stowe. ;) 

post #67 of 68
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One thing that I need to consider is the stress on the knee comments that some have made.  In general, is it true that the wider the ski the greater the stress on the joint or is that only for a certain type of ski under certain conditions? When the width of the ski is greater than the width of the boot last, the forces on the knee change a bit. Not an issue under 100 mm or so, stiffness prolly more relevant to joints. And as far as chasing 8 year olds - been there, done that - yeah, something like the REV85 or 90 might be just the ticket. Keep in mind that even when there's plenty of good snow in the trees, there's also exposed ledges, roots, hidden stumps, all sorts of interesting stuff that will age your skis a lot faster than groomers. You need to ask yourself if you really want a four figure ski in there, regardless of how good it is (and the FX94 is good). 

post #68 of 68
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Originally Posted by Josh Matta View Post
 

whats funny is an hour and half away the skiing was much better. 

The skiing is always much better at Stowe. ;) 

 

This was yesterday. This was not Stowe. This was Mad River Glen. Note the buried boots.

 

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