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Ski Recommendations- Big Guy with descent skill

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

I need to replace my 2010 Dynastar Legend Pro Riders.  They are hammered.  I am 6'5 275 lbs and DIN my skis at 11.5.  I am an all mountain skier.  Standard day: I hunt for anything untouched, will hike about 150 yards max if I need to, then run the trees, spend 4-5 runs hitting the bumps (still like them), some high speed passes in afternoon, then end with anything to jump or leap off.

 

I have 2013 Ross Super 7's fr the deep days and an old pair of salomon 1080's for park only days with my son.

 

I like the newer technology, but can't sacrifice the needed stiffness.

 

Any help would be much appreciated.

post #2 of 12

I still have my Pro Riders hanging around as I enjoyed them so much, and just smile when I look at them.

 

Like yours, mine were toast, so I ended up replacing them with Kastle MX108's which are now sadly no longer available. I also have some Blizzard Cochise, which are not a ski for the faint of heart, but could be what you're looking for as far as a bomber ski.

 

No doubt others will chime in and I've heard excellent things about the Kastle FX94 (Finndog to the red courtesy phone please) that might work for you. As a brand, I think Kastle most resembles the old Dynastar feel, but YMMV.

post #3 of 12
For your size, OP, the Cochise or the Nordica El Capo.
post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by snofun3 View Post
 

 

 

I also have some Blizzard Cochise, which are not a ski for the faint of heart, but could be what you're looking for as far as a bomber ski.

 

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^^^^^

What he said. 2 1/2 sheets of metal can't be wrong OR get another pair of new old stock Pro Riders. These are probably too short at 185 but $399 with PX 14 is a good price

post #5 of 12

I would go for a Mantra

post #6 of 12
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I would go for a Mantra

but maybe not so much the new Mantra as it is quite different than previous. This Blister Gear review points out the advantages/disadvantages old versus new.

 http://blistergearreview.com/gear-reviews/2014-2015-volkl-mantra-2

post #7 of 12

I'd look at the Blizzard Cochise too. Would be that real stiff ski that you're looking for as a big guy but can rock through variable terrain too. Mantras might be a little too giving now....

post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by Castle Dave View Post
 

but maybe not so much the new Mantra as it is quite different than previous. This Blister Gear review points out the advantages/disadvantages old versus new.

 http://blistergearreview.com/gear-reviews/2014-2015-volkl-mantra-2

Agreed, I have the 2012, and it is perfect for me

post #9 of 12

 You could go with the 2014 (and before) Rossi Experience 98 ( more damp) or the Volkl Mantra (more snappy)

If you wanted something a little more narrow (85 mm) : the Blizzard Magnum ti 8.5 or if you want the full thing, I could get you a new pair of 2013 Blizzard M-Power full suspension (from a friend):

 

 

You would be very nice to buy these because I have been resisting for a while but...

post #10 of 12

Also you can still find the Legend Pro 105 for sale but another good substitute for the LP is the Rossi S97.  I bought a pair when I retired my LP 194s and have been very happy...beefy, stiff and unforgiving like a LP but with a bit more sidecut.

post #11 of 12
Thread Starter 

thank you for your advice

post #12 of 12
Faction Thirteen should be on your radar as well. Stiff, long, burly, and a big turning radius.
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