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Thought I had it all figured out, then I found you...help!

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Hey everyone,

 

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.

 

About 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

 

Ski history...

 

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

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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.......

I want a ski that I'll have fun with just like I did with the sick days earlier this year.........

 

"I wanna go fast"........

 

 

What should I get?! Thanks in advance

My advice is to stop thinking and listen to yourself =)

post #3 of 10

If you've found a ski that is So. Much. Fun. I'd say you found a winner. If its some kind of sale and you need to buy now, then go ahead. If not, demo these other skis you're interested in so you'll know for sure. Most places will apply up to three demo's towards a purchase.

post #4 of 10

bumpfreaq nailed it- you found a ski you liked, don't complicate things by looking for a different ski, buy the ski you loved. 

post #5 of 10
Yup. And don't look back.
post #6 of 10

Echo chamber here. It is so easy to second-guess ourselves, and skis are so expensive that we want to find the perfect ski, the perfect match. But you have all the info you need, which is that you loved this ski. Stop letting the perfect be the enemy of the (very) good.

 

PS, the Line Sick Day 110s are my everyday ski as a pretty good skier in Colorado, and I love 'em. Line makes a great ski.

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Thread Starter 
Great advice! Thanks
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…or  you could could take the path of greatest consumption and buy them all.  Always doubt your most recent acquisition choice. :rolleyes 


Edited by Paul Lutes - 11/16/14 at 2:32pm
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…or  you could could take the path of greatest consumption and by them all.  Always doubt you're most recent acquisition choice. :rolleyes

 

A quiver of one... that's no fun!

A quiver of five... no way to thrive.

A quiver of ten... let's try again.

A quiver of fifteen... still a little lean, but

A quiver of twenty... finally, plenty!

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…or  you could could take the path of greatest consumption and by them all.  Always doubt you're most recent acquisition choice. rolleyes.gif

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