Originally Posted by Bogatyr
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😀