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post #91 of 112

I will start the season with Head Rev Pro 85170 on axial3 bindings, for those pwder days will be using Rossignol Sin7 180 on Axial2 bindings.

post #92 of 112

181cm Dynastar Slicer (2014) with Look Pivot 14 will be the everyday ski.

183cm Atomic Bent Chetler (2014) with Atomic STH2 16 will be the ski for powder days and sidecountry shenanigans.

 

Both are new for me this year, so i'm really looking forward to it. These skis replace a 186cm Rossignol Scimitar and 188cm Rossignol Super 7 setup. Will be interesting to see how they compare!

post #93 of 112
Bones, soul 7, vwerks rtm84, race tiger gs
post #94 of 112

Rocker2 122 (115mm waist) 180cm. Bones, 180. Mostly the former if it's a better year than last. 

post #95 of 112

Elan Ripstick 176cm, Salomon Q-Lab 183cm with Atomic STH2 16.

post #96 of 112
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Elan Ripstick 176cm

Had a pair of those. They're a great ski.

 

180 Ractiger GS, 184 Watea 84, 188 Soul 7

post #97 of 112
Same quiver as last year.
Head Rev 85 for teaching/clinics, no new snow all mountain, bumps
Head Rev 105 all mountain when there's more than a few inches of fresh snow.
Stockli Spirit SC (65 wide) when it's hardpack or ice (what passes for ice in PNW)
K2 Outlaw (92) as an early/late season rock ski.

I'd like a pair that's a good PNW crud buster. Maybe also be a powder ski. I've decided to be realistic. I'm far more likely to be in cut up crud than fresh untracked cold smoke.
post #98 of 112
Dialed in now... Chips fallen, favors called in, wheels and deals done... A 185 Nrgy 100 will be the 98-100mm ski this season.
post #99 of 112

For powder/soft snow days: 2014 Automatics 186 with Salomon STH2 WTR13

For allmountain use: 2013 Nordica Hell & Back 185 with Marker Griffon

For hard snow conditions / dry periods: still looking - will be demoing in St. Anton early December, hopefully 2015 Fischer Motive 86 TI, K2 Rictor 82 XTI

 

Boots: Fischer Ranger 12 Vacuuum Fit

post #100 of 112
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Had a pair of those. They're a great ski.

 

180 Ractiger GS, 184 Watea 84, 188 Soul 7

Yeah, man! I sure wish Elan would figure out how to market to North America. Their Amphibio shape is legit, especially for all of us salty son-of-a-guns that cut our teeth on east coast boiler plate. 

post #101 of 112

I think Elan sold a dozen pairs of skis in the US last year.  :)

 

Bob Olsen at Mt Hood Alpine Race Center is trying hard to show the brand some love.  He thinks they can make a comeback and he was

trying to get people on them last summer.  He was most excited about their carving skis in the 175-185cm range with around a 20m radius as filling a needed hole in the market.  I think it was the Fusion?

post #102 of 112
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Originally Posted by nwjg View Post
 

I think Elan sold a dozen pairs of skis in the US last year.  :)

 

Bob Olsen at Mt Hood Alpine Race Center is trying hard to show the brand some love.  He thinks they can make a comeback and he was

trying to get people on them last summer.  He was most excited about their carving skis in the 175-185cm range with around a 20m radius as filling a needed hole in the market.  I think it was the Fusion?

 

...and I'm 25% of their business!

post #103 of 112
Thread Starter 

Elan made a believer out of me with the Amphibio 88 xti's I purchased.  Last season was pretty dry at Mammoth, so I ended up on those about 90% of my season.  What a great firm snow biased ski.

post #104 of 112

My SG's are making my other skis feel bad about themselves:

 

 

 

And the Elan WC SL's may be for sale.

post #105 of 112

My wife, who is just getting back into skiing, really enjoyed demoing the Elan delight QT.  She said that it was extremely light and she felt very confident on it.  

post #106 of 112

The Delight QT is the lightest thing on the market! But….one must remember that resort skiing is a gravity fed sport, and a little bit of weight isn't a bad thing. My wife slides on a pair of Insomnias and she loves them. 

post #107 of 112
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My SG's are making my other skis feel bad about themselves:

 

 

 

And the Elan WC SL's may be for sale.

I'll take those Dynastars!!!!!

post #108 of 112

Test fleet consists of:

 

2015 Blizzard Bonafide w/Sth2 13

2015 Nordica NRGy100 w/Sth2 13

2015 Nordica FireArrow 76Ti w/ Evo12

More skis to come, it's always a surprise when UPS arrives.:drool

 

Others:

2014 Scott The Ski w/Pivot 15

2014 Nordica Steadfast w/S977E

 

Vintage: 

1974 The Ski w/Spademan S4

1984 Rossi 4S w/MRR 

post #109 of 112
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I'll take those Dynastars!!!!!


Yeah, like, what are those?  They have the graphics and colors of my old 4800s (which have retired but are still watching TV on the couch), but the tip looks different.

post #110 of 112
Just added a new ride to the quiver, v weeks katana 184
post #111 of 112

For now:

 

Kastle MX 78

Blizzard Brahma

Rossi Soul 7

post #112 of 112

MX78 178  (  K15 with KTI plate  )

FX94  176   (Jester demo )

V-Werks Katana 177  ( Jester demo )

 

 

I really like the FX94 for all around duty for what I have around me to ski ( Ontario, & Western NY  ) and my ski style.

I have no "racing background" so am not a trench layer, nor speed demon, on the groomers.

After a few outings at my local Blue Mountain, if I don't feel I'm missing much with the FX94 ( for MY ski needs / style ), I'll part with MX78 and thin the quiver down to 2.  As much as I am a gear-aholic with all my hobbies/activities, I also like to "de-clutter" once in a while.

 

I really have no business owning ( vs rent ) a pow oriented ski as I only get to pow territory once or twice a year, and even then who knows if there will be any pow ?

BUT ... shiny new things make me happy and this time around it is the V-Werks Katana.  ( previously it was DPS 112RP Pure )

I bought the VWK based on the stellar review at Blister Gear.

I opted for 177 to err on the side of nimbleness vs float.

They will accompany my to Zermatt in March, can't wait !

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