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post #121 of 133
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You do realize that being an expert and having fun while skiing are not mutually exclusive, right?  You're talking in circles of nonsense.

 

And it's funny you mention it, but I guarantee you 90% of the skiers on the FWT have skis in both of those approximate width ranges and will use both depending on conditions.  If it's firmer they're going to want to go 105 - 108, but if it's deep powder and they need more float for coming out of big airs without going over the handlebars they'll go wider.  They were just specifically talking about this during the Alaska event last week.


Being an expert and having fun at the same time is one thing  -- being an expert and buying tons of skis of similar widths to look more expert is another .

post #122 of 133
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being an expert and buying tons of skis of similar widths to look more expert is another .

 

And how does one accomplish this?  With a bumper sticker on their back that says, "My other ski is a 108"?

 

Hate to break it to you, but a bunch of us have skied a lot of skis in the 108 vs. 115 range and more often than not they're very, very different with different purposes.  A bunch of people on this forum have both - the wider ones for deeper days, the 108-ish for stash hunting days or days where it only snowed a little.  It's not necessary but it's a lot more fun.  But good luck with whatever it is you're talking about.

post #123 of 133

Does anyone here have a grind quiver yet?    As in - overlapping waist widths, moderately distinct flex, but very very different base structure? 

post #124 of 133

Speculating on upcoming 2015/2016 models

( me 5'9" 175 lbs)

 

 

Stockli Laser SX 170cm

 

Kastle FX95-HP 181cm 

 

Kastle BMX105 189cm

 

 

- Andy


Edited by ARL67 - 4/1/15 at 3:15am
post #125 of 133
I'll play.. never skied any of these, but they sure sound good.
mx78
Fx94
Nordica patron

~Bud
post #126 of 133
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What is the meaning to have  a 115 mm ski right next to a 108 mm  ski  in a quiver  .........

Since, I started this, I'll respond by explaining why I have them. First, because I'm a gear junkie. 2. Because I can 3. Because my locker is 30 yds from the gondy. 4. Because my influence 115 is a great powder ski and works everywhere else on a soft day including gs turns on groomers BUT sometimes I wished for a bit more crud busting of a firmer tip after things got tracked out. I could have gone back to my 186xm hell and back, but want something with a bit more float for the untracked pockets left.

In truth, I could ski any of my 3(really 4 not including rock skis, but who's counting?)skis competently and even enjoyable in most conditions of bumps, steeps, powder, and groomers except for very hard groomers on the 115s or heavy low angle pow on my 98(soon to be 88). I like versatile skis that CAN do most things, but in the end they are each a bit better and more fun in each condition. I started with the hell and back as my OSQ 3 years ago, my first season living in CO. I skied that in everything from super hardback to 12 inches and enjoyed it at all times. But then I added the 115 I got from a friend after borrowing them one powder day and having my eyes opened. He sold them to me for almost nothing at end of year. For me, the 108 fills the gap, unnecessary of course, but so is having more than 1 ski. Remember bode won a race on k2 fours, a rec ski. I have been skiing my old stockli laser sc as all mountain skis some days. Not much I can't ski with those either,

Ironically, you said you had too many skis into your quiver, so I guess we all have similar problems. Just slightly different reasons, that's what this thread is about😀
post #127 of 133

first world problems, for sure, smileguy!

post #128 of 133
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Since, I started this, I'll respond by explaining why I have them. First, because I'm a gear junkie. 2. Because I can 3. Because my locker is 30 yds from the gondy. 4. Because my influence 115 is a great powder ski and works everywhere else on a soft day including gs turns on groomers BUT sometimes I wished for a bit more crud busting of a firmer tip after things got tracked out. I could have gone back to my 186xm hell and back, but want something with a bit more float for the untracked pockets left.

In truth, I could ski any of my 3(really 4 not including rock skis, but who's counting?)skis competently and even enjoyable in most conditions of bumps, steeps, powder, and groomers except for very hard groomers on the 115s or heavy low angle pow on my 98(soon to be 88). I like versatile skis that CAN do most things, but in the end they are each a bit better and more fun in each condition. I started with the hell and back as my OSQ 3 years ago, my first season living in CO. I skied that in everything from super hardback to 12 inches and enjoyed it at all times. But then I added the 115 I got from a friend after borrowing them one powder day and having my eyes opened. He sold them to me for almost nothing at end of year. For me, the 108 fills the gap, unnecessary of course, but so is having more than 1 ski. Remember bode won a race on k2 fours, a rec ski. I have been skiing my old stockli laser sc as all mountain skis some days. Not much I can't ski with those either,

Ironically, you said you had too many skis into your quiver, so I guess we all have similar problems. Just slightly different reasons, that's what this thread is about😀


One , 2 and 3  are very legitimate reasons   ---- 1+ !    No 4 -- too technical .

post #129 of 133

3 pairs of rock skis.

post #130 of 133

Can i duplicate?  I now want FX 84 to go with my FX 94's and my Sick Day 110s.  Then the gear whoring would cease!

post #131 of 133
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Originally Posted by JayT View Post
 

 

And how does one accomplish this?  With a bumper sticker on their back that says, "My other ski is a 108"?

 

Hate to break it to you, but a bunch of us have skied a lot of skis in the 108 vs. 115 range and more often than not they're very, very different with different purposes.  A bunch of people on this forum have both - the wider ones for deeper days, the 108-ish for stash hunting days or days where it only snowed a little.  It's not necessary but it's a lot more fun.  But good luck with whatever it is you're talking about.

I even had two skis of the same width and same brand a couple of seasons ago. Both 98, one softer and one stiffer. Poseur dammit.

post #132 of 133
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I even had two skis of the same width and same brand a couple of seasons ago. Both 98, one softer and one stiffer. Poseur dammit.

 

Ha.  Not the same brand, but I have two skis in my current quiver that are 112mm.  One is a heavy charging beast with a flat tail and a ton of effective edge, the other is super light with lots of rocker on both ends.  And then of course my powder skis are only 4mm wider but with a pintail design.  All have very specific purposes and are extremely different skis.  I could choose any one of them and get rid of the others, but where's the fun in that?

post #133 of 133

All my skis are about 68 mm.  They vary in stiffness, length, flex pattern, and tune.  I rarely see deep snow and can ski skinny skis in same, but would rent/demo fat skis if I had the opportunity to ski deep snow, and would buy fat rockered skis if the opportunity was frequent.

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