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post #31 of 42
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Originally Posted by neonorchid View Post
 

How about the,

 

Dynastar Powertrack 89? http://blistergearreview.com/gear-reviews/preview-2014-2015-dynastar-powertrack-89

 

or

 

Nordica NRGy 90 http://www.epicski.com/t/125314/announcing-the-2015-nordica-nrgy-series

I think the PowerTrack 89 will be a bit stiff for his 160lb frame and the NRGy90 while a good flex, a bit of a long turn radius for his ability and where he is skiing. 

post #32 of 42

The Bushwhackers were my personals prior to the Nordica Soulrider and I also found them lacking a bit on the hard conditions. They are one of the most fun skis you will ever use in light New England powder in the trees and bumps but tend to get shaky on the steeper terrain. As far as the skis you'll see coming into shops this fall I've been on the Nordica NRGY 90 and Icelantic Pilgrim at the demos and I think you'd have a blast on those. The NRGY 90 has a torsion bridge of metal that is widest tip and tail and tapers closer to the binding giving you stability where you need it. It is light and has a little more energy in and out of turns than the Brahma and it has a slightly turned up pintail that will allow you to pivot through the trees as well. At 90mm underfoot the Icelantic Pilgrim is a fun ski that offers a stiffer all-woodcore package with a flat tail that sits somewhere between the Bushwhacker and Brahma. Can't go wrong with the NRGY, Brahma, or Pilgrim.

 

Ski On

 

Leon

post #33 of 42
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Originally Posted by neonleonbst View Post
 

The Bushwhackers  - found them lacking a bit on the hard conditions. They are one of the most fun - powder in the trees and bumps but tend to get shaky on the steeper terrain. -

 

- The NRGY 90 has a torsion bridge of metal that is widest tip and tail and tapers closer to the binding giving you stability where you need it. It is light and has a little more energy in and out of turns than the Brahma - 

 

Leon

Curious to put your experience in perspective, Leon what do you weight? The op is 160lbs 5'8", i'm 143lbs 5'6.5" and am thinking about the NRGy 90 for myself.

post #34 of 42
I'm 5'2 but I stay a healthy 150 lbs so as to have enough mass to drive a ski. I can't say enough about the NRGY 90's by far my favorite skis of the test. The Brahmas you can't back off of as much they're stiffer and want to go fast. I skied an entire day on them at Cannon and they bucked me around a bit. The NRGY 90's are an amazing ski and the K2 AMP Rictor 90 Ti would be worth a check as well.
post #35 of 42

OK that's interesting. Doesn't sound to far off from what SkiDiva Karlyboogy experienced with the Brahma http://www.theskidiva.com/forums/index.php?threads/skitesting-in-austria.17016/

 

I like that you had a Blizz BW too. By any chance did you demo the Dynastar Powertrack 89? SJ had recommended the PT 89 to me in forum discussions last spring.

post #36 of 42
Yeah that's the thing with the Brahma height and weight only matter so much it's all about wanting to be pushed all day. The Brahma is an awesome ski you want to charge incredibly hard from first chair to last you just have to go in knowing that you can't step off the gas pedal. Haven't been able to get on the Dynastar ski but from what I've heard it's a good one closer in style to the NRGY 90 and K2 amp 90 light skis that are ridiculously maneuverable and you can dial it up or down at will. Icelantic makes some funky skis that takes a few runs to get used to but are a blast.
post #37 of 42
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Originally Posted by gtfisch View Post

Thanks Darent- I think I'm leaning toward the BUshwackers too and I'm about your size. I'm happy to hear you say that they hold a nice edge. Being about my size I'm curious if you tried others before purchasing the BW and what your thoughts may have been? Specifically the Brahma or the sick days? Are you happy with the size at 173? How do you ski them? All over . . . Bumps, trees and groomed stuff? Your thoughts are really appreciated.

The bushwackers are the only ski I have that don't have metal in them,I am not the greatest bump skier and the softer BW really helps me ski bumps,also the reason I got them. I like the 173 size, easy quick turns, nice flexing front end and skis boot deep powder well. If I skied out west all the time I would like the 180, just a fun ski is all I can say, fits my skiing well.

post #38 of 42
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
 

While the Brahma is an option, he is fairly light and it might not be as playful as some other options. 

 

 

Bushwacker-for 5-8" 160lb..a better option than the Brahma

 

I agree!

post #39 of 42
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Originally Posted by crank View Post

The thing is an east coaster like myself may go from powder and tree skiing in the side country to an icy in bounds run within the space of an hour.  We aren't going to be changing our skis on a run by run basis.  I have a small quiver yet I don't often bring more than one pair of skis onto the hill at a time.  No, life is about compromise.  You make you choices based on where you want the performance.   I try to avoid ice and am fine with the compromised performance of a softer ski that will be more fun in other conditions when dealing with hard snow.


 



What he said ^

I do being two pair of skis if I know I'm by myself and the temps will be warming in late March and April.
post #40 of 42

It's too bad Josh got himself banned again as this discussion really is right up his alley.  

post #41 of 42
NRGY 90. Not even a question.
post #42 of 42
Best ski I've been on in years at the demos.
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