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Replacement for '11/12 Rossignol Scimitar

post #1 of 5
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Key info:

 

1. Where in the world are you skiing?

North America, typically big mountain out west but ski 10 or so choice (read: powder) days here in Ontario. Few days at Jay each year as well.

 

2. What kinds of terrain do you prefer (groomed runs, moguls, race course, park'n'pipe, trees, steeps, backcountry/sidecountry)?

Steeps, trees, sidecountry, big alpine bowls and chutes. Will venture into bump runs from time to time.

 

3. How many days a year do you ski?

30 or so.

 

4. How advanced are you as a skier?

Aspiring expert. Can handle myself in more or less any terrain, don't exactly charge as hard as the true experts. Big airs and really exposed (no fall zones) terrain are my achilles heel right now.

 

5. What's your height and weight?

6'0, 175lb. Somewhat better than average fitness. (gym regular, MTB in summer for cardio)

 

Basically, i'm looking for something similar to my existing daily driver the Rossignol Scimitar. I really like it's easy of use, somewhat lightweight character, yet stable and able to bust through crud. I also like being able to smear out the tails in tight trees, so something with full reverse camber seems to be what i'm looking for. A little wider than the 98 underfoot is okay, but lets say not much more than 110mm under foot.

 

Skis i'm considering:

 

'15 Mantra

Cochise

Helldorado

Katana

PMGear Bro (full reverse camber version)

Bonafide (flipcore, but close enough to reverse camber)

Soul Rider/Patron

Gotama

 

Anything else I should be considering, or one from that list that jumps out at you? Really leaning towards the new Mantra; have had good success with Volkl in the past.

post #2 of 5
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Key info:

 

1. Where in the world are you skiing?

North America, typically big mountain out west but ski 10 or so choice (read: powder) days here in Ontario. Few days at Jay each year as well.

 

2. What kinds of terrain do you prefer (groomed runs, moguls, race course, park'n'pipe, trees, steeps, backcountry/sidecountry)?

Steeps, trees, sidecountry, big alpine bowls and chutes. Will venture into bump runs from time to time.

 

3. How many days a year do you ski?

30 or so.

 

4. How advanced are you as a skier?

Aspiring expert. Can handle myself in more or less any terrain, don't exactly charge as hard as the true experts. Big airs and really exposed (no fall zones) terrain are my achilles heel right now.

 

5. What's your height and weight?

6'0, 175lb. Somewhat better than average fitness. (gym regular, MTB in summer for cardio)

 

Basically, i'm looking for something similar to my existing daily driver the Rossignol Scimitar. I really like it's easy of use, somewhat lightweight character, yet stable and able to bust through crud. I also like being able to smear out the tails in tight trees, so something with full reverse camber seems to be what i'm looking for. A little wider than the 98 underfoot is okay, but lets say not much more than 110mm under foot.

 

Skis i'm considering:

 

'15 Mantra

Cochise

Helldorado

Katana

PMGear Bro (full reverse camber version)

Bonafide (flipcore, but close enough to reverse camber)

Soul Rider/Patron

Gotama

 

Anything else I should be considering, or one from that list that jumps out at you? Really leaning towards the new Mantra; have had good success with Volkl in the past.

If you want something that skis similar to the Scimitar you can easily cross a few skis off that list, the Cochise and Katana for sure.

 

Soul Riders would be the ski most similar to your Scimitars from that list. Also consider the Volkl Bridge, probably the closest ski out there to how the Scimitars used to ski. If you want wider go to the Patron or the Gotama. You mentioned your leaning towards the Mantra, the only thing in common really between it and your Scimitars is that both are full rocker. Mantra will be much heavier, stiffer and much more directional. If you liked the more playful feel of the Scimitars I wouldn't consider the Mantra or the Bonafide.

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 

Thanks! I'll probably check out the Patron and Gotama (had a pair of the non-rockered version and loved them) this fall for a wider option.

 

In the meantime, I picked up a pair of 13/14 Dynastar Slicers for next to nothing at a local tent sale this weekend. The bases need some ptex and a good grind, but they came mounted with Pivots (at my BSL no less!) so all is not lost if I don't like them. The bindings along are worth more than I paid. :yahoo:

post #4 of 5
If you loved the no rockered Gotama and a good deal, have a look at the Ninthward THA's. ($159 at L9)
A very versatile ski for very cheap. I bought a pair for a trip to the NZ club fields because I didn't want to risk tearing up the bases of my Mantra's. They were even OK on some very hard wind scoured groomers that I encountered when I went to a commercial hill.
I enjoyed them so much, they accompanied me to Japan. Obviously not as good as my fat rockered powder skis but once again very versatile. I would very seriously choose these skis if I were to ever head back to North America.
I'm 6'3" & 215lbs.
Cheers
post #5 of 5
Sickle and 4FRNT Devaststor are 110 and 108 waist with similar rocker profile to a Scimitar. Love the Sickles. Also look at a Faction Candide 3.0.
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