Originally Posted by core2
I liked, very cool they make skis out of beetle killed wood. What are the white skis you ride on the deeper days?
Well, they aren't for my deeper days, they are for about 95% of my days on snow. They only come off when everything is absolutely bulletproof.
They are a set of Bluehouse Maestro's and they are some of the best deals in skiing. I picked up my pair in February last year, brand new, for $260 shipped. Despite the video, I really, really like them. However, they are the ski I bought because I could afford them, and a $900 Meier creation not so much.
I purchased the Bluehouse skis thinking they would be powder days only, but the versatility of the ski vastly exceeded my expectations. I can say the quality is up to mainline manufacturers, I have a lot of days on mine and they are still good to go.
The biggest difference between them is the Meiers have a much tighter turn radius, so a lot of tight smeary turns on the Bluehouse skis can actually be accomplished without rotation on the Meiers. In deep snow, the ski just comes right around.
At Wolf Creek, the fatter the ski, the more lines get opened up on super deep and/or moderately deep upside down snow days. Before moving here, I though a 118 everyday ski was crazy, now I can see how nice it would be to have something fatter to turn to as well.
All the other skis in the video are either $10 ski swap rock skis (the orange skis got cut almost to the core from that bit of October fun) or stuff that I have since sold- a 95 waist floppy twin tip (Kung Fujas) just doesn't have a lot of utility here.
So, coming into next season I would like a fatter ski, and I am trying to find a better rock/bulletproof ski. Right now its a set of Salomon X Scream Pilots which are ok, but I'd like something better. What I really want is a Kendo, but I can't justify spending real money on a ski that I would use 2-3 times a year.