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post #31 of 40

I've skied the FA84 in both the 168 and 176.  At my height and weight I really prefer the 168 but the 176 was totally manageable at whatever speed I chose, just more work than the 168.  

post #32 of 40
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Originally Posted by HRPufnStf View Post

Agree, but I had the 181, and it didn't wake up until I was pi$$ing people off.  Maybe should have gone a bit shorter.  I find the FA 80 Pro much more versatile, and frankly, much more fun at anything below superhero (or A$$hole) speeds.

176 is better for most folks, including the bigger ones. 181 for Sun Valley or any place with uncrowded long groomers. smile.gif
post #33 of 40

With the focus on torsionally stiff carvers (EDT specifically), I have to throw our hat in the ring.  Like Nordica's EDT, our Root 78 and 88 carvers get their torsional stiffness from a generous dose of biaxial carbon fiber.  Our sidecuts are a little tighter, being between SL and GS, than the FAs...more like the supershapes.  Exoticskis will be doing a review soon.

post #34 of 40

I love my K2 AMP Rictor 82xtis. If you want something for more powder than I typically see, their 90xtis might be worth a look.

post #35 of 40
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Originally Posted by Eric Nordberg View Post
 

Hey Experts,

 

I am looking to buy an all mountain grip and rip carver.  The last few times out west I would rent from ski shops and would tell them what I am looking for.  Both times I wast put on a dead board that wasn't a carver.  I finally skied the Volkl AC50 and loved it!  First and formost I am an ex racer that wants to carve up the groomed at high speeds.  Second is bouncing through the trees in the powder.  I could do both with the AC50.  Being that is isn't in circulation and the RTMs sounds like they dummied down for the intermediate what should I buy. Tired of losing a day and not finding the right size in the ski shops when I go out west.

 

Also I could rent this springbreak in the Breck/Dillon/Vail area if I knew what I was getting.

 

Thank in advance pros

 

Eric

 

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Originally Posted by DavidInNH View Post
 

I love my K2 AMP Rictor 82xtis. If you want something for more powder than I typically see, their 90xtis might be worth a look.

 

The OP did not even mention powder and this ^^^^ is a very nice cruiser but nowhere near what is being asked for.

 

SJ

post #36 of 40

I'm a bit confused. The OP asked about a "grip and rip carver". Is that not what I was talking about? If not, I stand corrected.

post #37 of 40

"Grip and rip" does not well define any of the K2 models except possibly the Bolt.

 

SJ

post #38 of 40
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176 is better for most folks, including the bigger ones. 181 for Sun Valley or any place with uncrowded long groomers. smile.gif

Hilarious!  Sun Valley is the place that I fell head over heels in love with that ski!  Mt. Hood Meadows, not so much!

 

I just re-read @Philug's review of the new for next season Blizzard X-Power 810 Ti.  Though I haven't skied it (obviously) it seems like a STRONG candidate for the OP's desires (http://www.epicski.com/t/125175/review-2015-blizzard-x-power-810ti).

post #39 of 40
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Originally Posted by SierraJim View Post

"Grip and rip" does not well define any of the K2 models except possibly the Bolt.

SJ

Exactly. Too many folks recommend skis that works for themselves, but not what is asked for.
post #40 of 40

I think it would help if the OP made his second ES post, and gave us a bit of feedback, and a few more details. A lot of suggestions so far. Good ones.

 

Sounds like he's headed on a trip "out West…."  Does he normally ski "back East?"  Where?  I also think things like age, and size are helpful. He has mentioned "carving up the groomed at high speeds" as well as " bouncing through the trees in the powder".  In my ski closet, those call for different skis most days. Steep tree lines, tight spaces? How much powder….how dense? Nice soft groomers? Ice Coast groomers?  Based on the potential spectrum, I can think of a couple of one trick pony's that might work well. But it all "depends……." He's an "ex racer", which can cover a wide spectrum. How often does he skI?

 

Have some thoughts….some more direction form the OP would help me get them to get closer to a target.  If he's still interested. Maybe he's already on his trip. OP…..The more you interact with those posting to be helpful to you, the better the end result. 

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