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looking for new skis [Montana, Colorado]

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Hey everyone, New here to this site, trying to get some helpful insight on a new pair of skis for next year. have three in mind would like peoples thoughts on them or any other recommendations. im 23 6'3 180lbs been skiing for 15yrs... 

 
Considering:  4FRNT CRJ's, Atomic Bent Chetlers, Salomon Rocker2... looking for a twin tip ski with tip and tail rocker...but not opposed to shifting towards a ski such as the 4FRNT HOJI design as well. thank you.
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Hey everyone, New here to this site, trying to get some helpful insight on a new pair of skis for next year. have three in mind would like peoples thoughts on them or any other recommendations. im 23 6'3 180lbs been skiing for 15yrs... 

 
Considering:  4FRNT CRJ's, Atomic Bent Chetlers, Salomon Rocker2... looking for a twin tip ski with tip and tail rocker...but not opposed to shifting towards a ski such as the 4FRNT HOJI design as well. thank you.

Welcome to EpicSki!  Would help to know where you are skiing.

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Montana and Colorado, will get a few days in next year in Idaho and Wyoming as well but nothing probably past 12 for each of those. 

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Welcome to EpicSki.  Unless you already have skis in the 90-100mm range I don't think I would recommend any of those skis.  If you're already covered for something narrower and are only looking for a dedicated powder ski, I have skied the Bent Chetlers and really enjoyed them, until I had to get on a groomer to find a lift.  There were several different widths in the Rocker2 lineup but I think the Rocker2 92 was the only twin tip and I believe the Rocker2 series has mostly been replaced by the Quest series.


Edited by mtcyclist - 3/2/14 at 9:52pm
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If you are doing a lot of pow skiing and like a playful and jibby ride then you are on the right track. If that's how you like to ski I'd also recommend the Line SFB and Opus and possibly the Moment Deathwish. Any skis in that softer jibby category aren't going to be the best for crud/tracked snow and if you like to charge you'll probably notice a speed limit but they can be more than manageable.  

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so now that we know where... how you ski? what are you looking for in the new skis? what other skis do you ski, like, dislike?

with no other information from those you mentioned the Hoji is probably the most versatile but requires a strong skier that's always on his top game and drive them hard!

for a jib, playful pow ski I prefer the bent chetler over the rocker2 (assuming it's the 122 the one you are talking about)
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Im looking for a ski that can handle drops well and responds well in tress also, i am currently riding the 4frnt turbo as my daily right now but want to find a ski with a wider waist, as the turbo is 104. 

Ive came across multiple models of skis which tool forever narrowing down to just a handful.

have also thought briefly about the Quest line in salomon as well but waiting to see if there new models produce anything specific.

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any input pm the armada JJ or magic J as well in this topic??

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