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Lightest All mountain skis? For under 800 US dollars?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

(account username is very misleading, i am an alpine racer.) 

 

Seeing as it is october, i need a new pair of skis. I prefer light skis, and the edge they hold is important but not essential for the skiing i am doing on them. The Most important factor in this scenario is that they be light. I am capable of finding bindings for them, but if anybody knows of better or lighter ones, you know more than i. If this is not posted where it should be, tell me and i will move/delete.

Again:

Light

Allmountain

Weight over edge 

Preferably some nice looks, but that is secondary

 

 

Thanks.

 

-I have no idea how this or any forum works-

post #2 of 10
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Originally Posted by SlopeStyle360 View Post

 

 

Thanks.

 

-I have no idea how this or any forum works-

It's easy really-

 

you ask a question (so far so good)-> we ask for more detailed information: where do you ski, how big are you, maybe if there are brands you've liked disliked in the past, etc (consider this me asking).-> you provide more info-> we start giving advice-> we then tell you what you should really want that isn't what you actually asked for-> we argue amongst ourselves about the advice given-> this continues add nauseum. Simple really.

post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 

Added info: My last Pair were only 149, but i am flexible if the pair that is best is not the exact perfect length. I ski in Vermont, USA, and most of the mountains are relatively small. Terrain: Mostly woods, but there is often poor coverage. I do not want to buy the NICESTskis because they will be worn quickly. I already have wax for all temperatures, and know how to sharpen my skis. as Mentioned before, i want a light ski. I simply prefer it, and i am willing to not have a wide ski because of that. I have had large thick and wide skis, powder shis, and i have found that i prefer light over them. The speed of the ski does not matter to me. 

 

I can answer any other targeted question at any time, Thanks.

 

I have had (For racing and for allmountain)

K2

Fischer

Atomic

Head

Volkl

 

But i have Used many others. Thanks.

 

Also- I am by no means a pro and do not claim to be, and i do not Know a huge amout on skis. i am able to ski wel, but lack knowledge on skis, that is why i am here.

post #4 of 10

Go to www.praxisskis.com and check out the ultra-light layup option for 2015 skis. Weights are given as you select options on the skis where you can (not too confusing once you mess with it). Even the stock weights are darn light these days. And some "stock: models are available in UL core. You can get 10-15% off with various codes. Ask if you are interested. 

 

However, it is still not entirely clear what you are after. So it is hard to say if there is a match in there or not. But...if you want light, Keith is building very light skis this year....

post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post
 

It's easy really-

 

you ask a question (so far so good)-> we ask for more detailed information: where do you ski, how big are you, maybe if there are brands you've liked disliked in the past, etc (consider this me asking).-> you provide more info-> we start giving advice-> we then tell you what you should really want that isn't what you actually asked for-> we argue amongst ourselves about the advice given-> this continues add nauseum. Simple really.

Whiteroom gets his honesty AND humor badges today!

post #6 of 10
I found Black diamond aspects to be extremely light. They have a 90 mm waist. They can be found on eBay with touring bindings for under $350. The hold on ice isn't the best. The kastle xx80 is also somewhat light. The xx80 is an all mountain twintip. It is pretty good in tight eastern trees.
post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
Length:less then 155 cm

Preferably twintips.
post #8 of 10
Under $800? That leaves out DPS's Pure skis and Goode's models. Dynastar's Cham97 HM is very light and a good all mountain performer at well under $800, under $600. uS.
post #9 of 10
Another weight fanatic!

I love my Goode skis. Super light and wonderful performing skis. Not great on ice and not great at high speeds but magic for the bumps. Surprisingly good in powder. My Goode 74s (175 cm long) are the skis I normally choose. They are 5 years old, holding up surprisingly well and still outperform the current skis I have tried.

The 2015 Goodes I saw at a display are heavier and look more conventional. You might have to shop around to find an older ski. The backcountry skis are supposed to be as light as mine but I haven't tried them.

My powder skis are Praxis Backcountry skis. Very light. Awesome in powder. Good in the bumps and OK all around. Mine were stock - lighter custom skis might be available but these are light enough.

Remember that bindings can be heavy. Choose an appropriate light binding. Excess DIN is heavy. Boots are heavy too - consider the whole package.

Size affects weight as well. Get the recommended size or the smallest appropriate size. Remember, a short and light ski will be less stable at high speed.

Some heavy skis feel light on the snow. Weight is just one factor in a ski's performance. Demo lots of skis and buy what works best for you.

Eric
post #10 of 10

Look at http://www.voile.com/voile-skis.html.  Consider the 160cm Vector, don't worry about the extra 5cm.

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