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post #31 of 33

 

Here is an interesting autocorrectational mash-up!

 

I've been following those threads though, and the skis are intriguing -- not as a groomer-focused OSQ, probably, but as an all-mtn with more off-piste than on in the mix.  On the other hand, I think I posted a Québecois video in one of those threads that reviewed the Powertrack positively.  The reviewer skis it entirely on the groomed (it's not a skating-rink day), and he's having fun.  For a wide-side Eastern all-mountain, it would be worth a try.  I haven't demoed it -- hope to get a chance this year.

post #32 of 33
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Originally Posted by mmckechnie View Post
 

I've been doing some research over the past few days trying to come up with a list of skis better suited to me.

 

Here's what I've come up with:

 

Rossignol:

 

Experience 100

Experience 88

Experience 84

Pursuit HP

Pursuit 18

Hero Master (R20 WC)

Hero Elite LT Ti

 

 

Nordica:

 

Fire Arrow 84 Pro

 

 

Blizzard:

 

X-Power 810 TI IQ

Power 800

G-Power FS IQ

 

 

Dynastar:

 

CR 78 Pro R20 Racing

Speed Course Pro R20 Racing

Speed Assault R20 WC

Speed Course WC R20 Racing

 

Volkl:

 

Kendo

2014 Mantra

2015 Mantra

Racetiger Speedwall GS UVO

Code Speedwall L UVO

Code UVO Red

RTM 84

RTM 81

RTM 80

 

This is an unmanageable list and these skis are all over the place.   Honestly,you are really over thinking this.  Each manufacturer makes great skis, they have models that fit that one ski quiver, mostly groomer focused east coast ski you're looking for.  And they been named in this thread (Rossi 88, brahma, rictor, kendo, rtm 84, etc)..  Buy either the cheapest one, or the one with the best colors.  You'll be happy with any of them.  Seriously, you can't miss with what you are looking for.

post #33 of 33

I was in the same place you were less than a year ago. The best advice I heard was go and demo skis and see what you like. I was ready to buy a pair of skis, then I decided to test a pair of them on the mountain and hated them. The place I go you pay one price and you can demo any ski they have. I would do a couple of different runs:

 

1) 1 Long green warm up run

2) 1 Double diamond

3) 1 mogul run

 

I liked the Elan Amphibio series of skis. They are moderately ugly, though seemed to have a lot of performance. While I didn't think I could really notice the different in skis, these seemed to be the best. I liked the 14ti and the 78ti. I went with the 78ti as it was a little less stiff and would be a little better on moguls. Also it was cheaper than the 14ti.

 

In any case put your money in good boots first, they are more important than skis and they will list you longer.

 

Good luck!

 

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