I've been an "epic lurker" for the past 5 hours now. Consuming as much information as humanly possible about the ski purchase I'm looking to make in time for the season. You all rock and I'm excited to see what kind of recommendations you have for me.
Naturally athletic dude, late 20s, 5'8" and about 175# right now. Planning to be down at 160 by the time I hit the snow for the first time this year. I am probably a 6.5 out of town. I'll ski pretty much anything and rely on my better, faster, stronger friends to lead the way. I'm skiing outside of my comfort zone 70% of the time, which is great.
Ski plans this year...
- If there's a chance of snow, I'm heading to Tahoe (Heavenly or Kirkwood) hopefully at least 20 days this year. Cross your fingers.
- I'll ski at Purgatory probably 2x this year
- Park City area probably 3x this year
- Breck/A-basin area probably 2x
- Steamboat probably 2x
I've been skiing my whole life, but finally "invested" in a pair of skis about 2 years go. I had a buddy at the time who was a skiing freak, always getting the latest demos, writing reviews, etc. Teleskiier. Mad man. At the time, I trusted his judgement and it led me to the Surface One Life super fat, mega rocker, out of control ski. If you haven't seen these skis in person, you'll be amazed at the shape. I believe they were the 110mm / 186cm.
I can ski them...fine. But I don't enjoy skiing on them. I have to work so damn hard when I ski.
February of 2014 I went to see my parents in Durango and decided to try out some new skis. The guy at the shop got me on the Line Sick Day 95s, I think they were 179 (maybe 172). I had so much fun on these skis. So. Much. Fun. I could finally go fast, have control and just enjoy skiing.
So I decided that I would find a pair of these bad boys and call it good. I went to my local store today to pick up a pair (2015s) for $500 and saw some others that I remembered being well reviewed. These are all 2014s
Cochise - $529
Bonafide - $494
Peacemaker - $425
Then I saw Line also had this ski called the SuperNatural.
This series of events took me to this forum and here I am making my first post!
I want a ski that I'll have fun with just like I did with the sick days earlier this year.
- I don't enjoy bumps and will only ski them if a friend really wants to
- Had a blast skiing trees last year at steamboat in some fresh powder, think I would have more fun with a ski I can really maneuver with.
- In the words of Ricky Bobby - "I wanna go fast"
- Thinking a ski in the one oh something width will be my sweet spot so I can still feel floaty in pow, but at the same time, high 90s probably wouldn't be bad either.
What should I get?! Thanks in advance