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post #1 of 17
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About me. I am 38 an advanced intermediate looking for a ski to add to my quiver. I am 5'10" 180# and ski on Line P 90's and sick day 110's and am looking at storm rider 95's and Blizzard Bodacious to add. The P 90 are 179 and the sick days are 186 (powder). Wondering if the storm riders would compliment the quiver? Any suggestions would help. I ski 50/50 on and off piste and really enjoy storm skiing and chopped up pow in the east. I am fortunate enough to get 4-5 powder days per season. I ski around 20 days per year (about all the wife will tolerate ) thanks all!
post #2 of 17
An eastern three or four ski quiver starting at 90mm is like a survey of English literature that starts with Salinger and moves on from there. Good stuff but not exactly covering the material. There are other centuries to consider ... especially if you're only getting 4 or 5 powder days.
post #3 of 17

My first thought is the 179 is to long.

 

Why do you want another ski in the 90mm waist area?

 

I would think with those two skis you should have most conditions covered.

post #4 of 17
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should I go with more of a narrower waisted ski?  The thing is that the Line prophet really rails on groomers.  Maybe a Kastle mx78 or 88?  Also, I was thinking (Sierra Jim stirred me up) that if I got the Stormrider, I could dump the Line prophets.  Maybe I should just be happy with what I have.  Also, I do get to be in a lot of the crud post powder days, too.  Thanks for the input folks.  I may just leave well enough alone for now.  It's hard to give up the gear whoring, though.

post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by qcanoe View Post

An eastern three or four ski quiver starting at 90mm is like a survey of English literature that starts with Salinger and moves on from there. Good stuff but not exactly covering the material. There are other centuries to consider ... especially if you're only getting 4 or 5 powder days.

LOL!  The prophet is the skinniest ski I own.  As I said in the lengthier post in the thread, maybe i should just leave well enough alone :)

post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by Max Capacity View Post
 

My first thought is the 179 is to long.

 

Why do you want another ski in the 90mm waist area?

 

I would think with those two skis you should have most conditions covered.

the 179 have been comfortable for me for a couple of years now.  Is your thought that i should downsize if was to get more of a carver?

post #7 of 17

You have the fat end covered.  How about a front side carver, or a slalom ski?

post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by thekidd326 View Post

About me. I am 38 an advanced intermediate looking for a ski to add to my quiver. I am 5'10" 180# and ski on Line P 90's and sick day 110's and am looking at storm rider 95's and Blizzard Bodacious to add. The P 90 are 179 and the sick days are 186 (powder). Wondering if the storm riders would compliment the quiver? Any suggestions would help. I ski 50/50 on and off piste and really enjoy storm skiing and chopped up pow in the east. I am fortunate enough to get 4-5 powder days per season. I ski around 20 days per year (about all the wife will tolerate ) thanks all!

 

 

the badocious would be utterly useless to straight and stiff for powder at a place where the powder is in the woods the sick days are better eastern powder ski. 

 

I personally would get a stiffer 90-100 mm skis to supplement the P90, should be a better carver, and crud buster. ro get narrow 80 mm ski for true hard pack days but if you are like me you would probably like the 88-100 mm ski on groomers better anyways.

 

My suggestion 

 

Narrow race carver

 

174cm XPower 810

 

90-100mm more crud worth

 

Blizzard Brahma 180cm

Nordica Steafast 178cm

Nordica NRGY 100 178cm

Blizzard Bonafide 180cm

 

and if you insist in bigger ski than what you have..

 

183cm Volkl Shiro 

185cm Nordica Bushwayne or Radict

189cm Blizzard Spur

 

or jsut sell your sickdays and buy a Patron. 

post #9 of 17

Like Paco said, you are missing a SL race ski or front side carver.

post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
 

Like Paco said, you are missing a SL race ski or front side carver.

 

 

but if he anything like me I just can not get use to really narrow skis. Reason why I am selling my Kastles.....

post #11 of 17
Ditto what Josh says about the Bodacious. Advanced Intermediate and 20 days a season isn't a good match.

Sick Day 110 would do your do for the fat ski, OP. and find a deal on some sort of carver.
post #12 of 17

Skinny race skis are very very satisfying on firm surfaces, with lightning quick edge to edge transitions between high g force turns at speed, if you have the knack for using them.  It really satisfies those survival instinct cravings for power and control.  It's an acquired taste that's much easier to acquire if you start earlier on a ski that rewards good carving technique with good sensations, than if you spend a lot of time skiing sideways on wider skis in softer snow and carving on mediocre carving skis before exploring racing skis. 

Just say'n.

post #13 of 17
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thanks for all the input everyone!  Off to search for deals:)

post #14 of 17
Sorry, been skiing the past 3 day's didn't check back in.

At your size I think a 170cm carving ski is what your looking for. if you really want somthing that is only a front side ski.

FWIW I spent the last two days on my Shiro's 183cm at Okemo. Even on the frozen corduroy in the early morning making short radius turns with my GF who's a level 6 skier.

Saturday I was on my Gotama's 106mm 176cm. I may not ski them again, the Shiro's are that much better in the crud.

My everyday ski is a Kendo 177cm.

I'm 5' 11" 195lbs I ski the whole mountain.
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by Max Capacity View Post

Sorry, been skiing the past 3 day's didn't check back in.

At your size I think a 170cm carving ski is what your looking for. if you really want somthing that is only a front side ski.

FWIW I spent the last two days on my Shiro's 183cm at Okemo. Even on the frozen corduroy in the early morning making short radius turns with my GF who's a level 6 skier.

Saturday I was on my Gotama's 106mm 176cm. I may not ski them again, the Shiro's are that much better in the crud.

My everyday ski is a Kendo 177cm.

I'm 5' 11" 195lbs I ski the whole mountain.

My prophets are a bit to close in dimensions to the Kendos. I think I am going to search for a frontside carver. The xpowers may be a contender. Sounds like the goats are for sale:)
post #16 of 17
youre 180lbs I would go a bit bigger than a 170 unless you're looking at a SL ski. A 179 is certainly not too long for you that that height and weight, especially with a twin tip or rocker.
Pick the right sidecut for a carver, don't downsize.
post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by clink83 View Post

youre 180lbs I would go a bit bigger than a 170 unless you're looking at a SL ski. A 179 is certainly not too long for you that that height and weight, especially with a twin tip or rocker.
Pick the right sidecut for a carver, don't downsize.

i have never owned a carver so its new territory for me  as far as sizing goes.  I just saw a spectacular deal on a surface double time ski (not a carver!) 89mm underfoot 180cm cambered ski for 169 on ebay.  It looks like it was drilled twice though.  Maybe too long.  Long ago, I had a pair of Fischer Progressors that i liked, but I was just starting out skiing after being away from the sport for 12 years and they were a 165 (clearly too short for my height and weight).  I was thinking in the 170-174 range for a frontside carver.

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