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Fun, lively ski around 90 mm waist for slopes, bumps, offpist, park

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 

Hello!

I'm looking to add a ski to my quiver, have 118 mm offpist ski and a 100mm touring ski. I need a narrower ski that is fun, lively with a good rebound when you carve, fun in bumps and jumping of small features arund the hill, maybe the occasional lap in the smaller jumps in the park aswell.

Thinking around 90 mm in  waist, 180 cm in lenght, a little tiprocker could be nice and possible som tailrocker aswell, twintip or semi-twin since I would like to learn to ski switch better. Preferebly a somewhat shorter turn radius, around 16-18m maybe?

Ski would be used mainly on smaller hills and firmer snow but would be nice if it could handle a bit of offpist if the need arises. I have to travel quite far to ski most of the time so Ill prob only bring one ski.

Me 190 cm, 75kg, ok technique but begiiner in the park, swith and such.

Skis I have considered are Nordica El Paco, Nordica NRG 90, Line Sickday 95, Salomon Remix but I'm open to suggestions!!

post #2 of 18
Have you thought about the Volkl Kendo?
post #3 of 18
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Originally Posted by DrMoreau View Post
 

Hello!

I'm looking to add a ski to my quiver, have 118 mm offpist ski and a 100mm touring ski. I need a narrower ski that is fun, lively with a good rebound when you carve, fun in bumps and jumping of small features arund the hill, maybe the occasional lap in the smaller jumps in the park aswell.

Thinking around 90 mm in  waist, 180 cm in lenght, a little tiprocker could be nice and possible som tailrocker aswell, twintip or semi-twin since I would like to learn to ski switch better. Preferebly a somewhat shorter turn radius, around 16-18m maybe?

Ski would be used mainly on smaller hills and firmer snow but would be nice if it could handle a bit of offpist if the need arises. I have to travel quite far to ski most of the time so Ill prob only bring one ski.

Me 190 cm, 75kg, ok technique but begiiner in the park, swith and such.

Skis I have considered are Nordica El Paco, Nordica NRG 90, Line Sickday 95, Salomon Remix but I'm open to suggestions!!

One of the skis that comes up time and time again by folks who have an existing quiver like yours is the Blizzard Brahma.  People who like big skis tend to be pretty happy with the Brahma added to the quiver on the Fun, Lively around 90mm category. 

On the other hand, the Nordica NRGy is also fun and lively. 

post #4 of 18
Remix is a good suggestion, that's ski is pretty much a description of what you are looking for. And isn't the El Paco just a narrower a Soul Rider - seems clean fit, too, or just get the Soul Rider.

Both the SR and a Remix have gone unchanged except for graphics (and name for the Sollie) for a few years, and I think that says plenty about their mission statement.

Keep in mind the SR has measured short in some reviews, so the 177 could be quite short. Dunno about the El Paco.
post #5 of 18

I absolutely love my Palmer P01 All Mountain skis.  I think they fit every category you're looking for, but they're really hard to find.

post #6 of 18
Nordica Soul Rider(97), Rossi Slat(98 I think), Head Oblivion (90), Head Venturi (95)... All mountain twins.
post #7 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thanks!
The thing I dont like about the remix is the somewhat large turnradius (on paper). Is it easy to bend the ski and make smaller turns?
The Kendo I ruled out as a stiffer metal laminated ski, more damp than playful. Am I wrong?
Will check out the Brahma!
So far Im leaning more towards the el paco, does anybody have any experience with them?
post #8 of 18
I'm not sure I'd buy the Remix for bending shorter radius turns as a priority, although certainly it can be done. That ski needs some soft....and I guess its radius is more powder oriented (or at least as I infer from the Rocker2 92 that I daily drive, I think the Remix is unchanged).

@Josh Matta has owned both the Rocker2 92 and the Soul Rider and might be a great source of info for you here, again assuming El Paco = narrow SR.

@MTSkull did a good writeup on the Rocker2 here:

http://www.epicski.com/products/2013-salomon-rocker2-92/reviews/3346
post #9 of 18

Line Prophet 90. 98 if you want wider. 

post #10 of 18

had a demo day at alta yesterday.  I will second the Blizzard Brahma. absolute blast and super quick short radius turns. I skied it back to back with the bonifide and the Brahma was TONS more fun.

 

royal.  I also really liked the K2 annex 98 and cham 97.  nome of these were twins though. 

post #11 of 18
Thread Starter 
So probably Brahma or El Paco I think. Will look around a bit and see if I can find a good price.
post #12 of 18

Dr. M -- I see you weigh 75 kg. (165 lbs.).   I'm 150 lbs. and I found the Brahma a bit stiff for me when I demo'ed it.  I chose the Bushwacker, the Brahma's non-metal twin brother.  I like to ski a lot of the same stuff as you: bumps and jumps, etc., and the BW works well for me. 

post #13 of 18
Thread Starter 
Non-metal sounds good. Will see what I can find.
post #14 of 18
Depemds how much park/off piste vs. groomer, but...

Faction Soma (92) or prodigy (98)
Line Sick Day (95)
Armada ARV/ARVti (97)
Volkl Bridge
Rossi Scimitar
post #15 of 18
You mentioned park, do you land backwards ? Line Chronic might be something to look at. A young friend, 33y/o just got a pair. He skis them everywhere, he does ski backwards and lands backwards.
post #16 of 18
Definitely the Armada ARVti. Check my review here (Loveland Demo Day 2014). Maybe a little bit wider than you want, but its personality fits your description to a T. Playful and poppy, yet can still haul. Is on the lower end of the weight scale, too, which will make throwing tricks and tossing it around a lot easier. The hybrid cap construction reduces swingweight even further. The softer tip will make it ease into the moguls, but the stiffer forebody will give you enough platform so that it doesn't feel like it folds up. Easily my favorite playful ski for someone that still loves speed. I'd consider getting Marker Schizos for them to play with the mount point.

Depending on technique, and speed, the regular ARV might be a better choice, but I haven't skied it. I'm sure it retains the poppy and playful nature, but it may not have the high speed chops for an good aggressive skier, but would be better suited towards a skier that doesn't quite know how to drive skis as well or with the same authority.

Line skis would be my second choice, but I haven't been on the new Sick Day, and it's been a while since I've been on the Prophet. I seem to recall them being pretty poppy and playful, but still relatively damp and good at speed.
Edited by Brian Lindahl - 4/18/14 at 9:50am
post #17 of 18
I just picked up the Head Peak 90 ...I've read really good things and skied the 84 and liked it a lot. Planning to use the 90 for similar conditions that you mentioned.
post #18 of 18
Thread Starter 
Lots of options here, thanks for all the help. I'll look around and see what I can find!
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