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I'm looking for some pow specific skis for japan and northern hemisphere trips (Utah, Colorado, pnw). I'm in Australia so it's hard to get first hand info on these sis.

Skis will mainly be used for Japan tree skiing/slack country and the odd other north hemisphere trip. I'm 175cm, 75kgs ski fairly aggressively when fit and current ski is blizzard bonafide. Spend 90% of time off the trails and no time in the park.

I like the look of the line Eric pollard and atomic benchetler but concerned about the more forward stance, and I'm not much into jumping and jibbing. Also concerned about deflection at the end of the day.

So looking more st the stiffer pow skis:
- atomic automatic - but deflection in crud?
- squad 7 (any reviews on the honeycomb tip? Does it deflect easily)?
- moment bibby pro - blister slamed the current model. Any comments on the 2014 version?
- no3p billy goat - may be too much a charger for japan?
- praxis GPO - almost no info on this ski. How does it go in powder, crud and chop?

Any recs for bindings or should I just go with marker?


Thanks in advance!
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I just got Volkl Shiro's on line. 

 

Do a web search for powder skis. You should be able to find reviews on them, I did.

 

I like the Shiro's because they have metal, I skied them in the spring crud and had a great time floating over every thing. even had them at high speed in the crud, the ski handled it great.

 

read post #187 http://www.epicski.com/t/125904/whats-you-favorite-heavy-or-dense-snow-powder-ski/180#post_1717782

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Originally Posted by Max Capacity View Post
 

I just got Volkl Shiro's on line. 

 

Do a web search for powder skis. You should be able to find reviews on them, I did.

 

I like the Shiro's because they have metal, I skied them in the spring crud and had a great time floating over every thing. even had them at high speed in the crud, the ski handled it great.

 

read post #187 http://www.epicski.com/t/125904/whats-you-favorite-heavy-or-dense-snow-powder-ski/180#post_1717782

The Shiros don't actually have any metal, they are still stiff however.

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- praxis GPO - almost no info on this ski. How does it go in powder, crud and chop?
 

 

http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/260642-The-Official-Great-Pacific-Octopus-Thread

 

Not to muddy the water, but if I were going to Japan, I'd more likely carry a Praxis Protest. That said, if crud and chop are on the menu, the GPO is mighty fine IMO.

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I have done a few trips to japan and yes what you hear is true there is massive amounts of pow. Bu that also means there are massively big moguls by the end of the day that need to be navigated to get to the pow. And skiing piste and moguls on a crazy rockered ski that has only 30 cm of contact and 1.5m of flapping ski is not that fun. So I want something that's a beefy rather than a pure pow ski.

And I have read that tgr bread on the praxis GPO but it is 98% of comments with
not much substance which is why I asked my question here. Also hard to find a proper review on the GPO and how it compares
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I have done a few trips to japan and yes what you hear is true there is massive amounts of pow. Bu that also means there are massively big moguls by the end of the day that need to be navigated to get to the pow. And skiing piste and moguls on a crazy rockered ski that has only 30 cm of contact and 1.5m of flapping ski is not that fun. So I want something that's a beefy rather than a pure pow ski.

And I have read that tgr bread on the praxis GPO but it is 98% of comments with
not much substance which is why I asked my question here. Also hard to find a proper review on the GPO and how it compares

This sounds more like Honshu than Hokkaido, no?

The Shiro would be a nice Hokkaido ski for sure. It would ski big, but a 186 Blizzard Bodacious might work at your weight for that venue since there's nothing really technical or super tight about the skiing there. I'd be a '6 turn ski from the top of Annapuri' ride.

Personally I'd mount whatever I had with some sort of tour capable binding... Too much great skiing above or next to pretty much every ski hill in Japan and a waste without the tools to access it all. smile.gif
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The Shiros don't actually have any metal, they are still stiff however.

Oh yea, I thought I read there was metal. These are mine, 2012.

 

http://www.skinet.com/ski/gear/volkl-shiro-2012

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