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Powder Ski Recomendation Sick Day 4FRNT CRJ OPUS or Other?

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Thread Starter 

I just bought a brand new ski bag that will hold a second pair so I am using it as an excuse for a some bargain powder skis.

 

I am currently considering the following skis but open to any recommendations.  I would like to be under $600 for skis and bindings.

 

My current skis are Rossi Soul 7 188s.  I really like them but basically want a ski to compliment them on big snow days.

 

I am 6’ and weigh 225 butt naked.   Due to my recent weight gain I decided to go with the longest option.  If you guys think I should drop down a size for control please let me know.

 

These will only be used for fresh snow days not my daily driver.

I ski about 12-15 days at vail and breck mostly off tbar, back bowls, and blue sky basin.

 

 

1.)4FRNT CRJ in 188, 130 underfoot $330

2.)LINE Sick Day 125 in 192, 125 underfoot $400

3.)Line OPUS in 192, 118 underfoot $350

 

 Prices are skis only, figured another $200 for bindings and mount.

post #2 of 10
Did you do a goggle serach for reviews of those skis ? That's what I did before I bought my Volkl Shiro's. I bought them from www.skiessentials.com a sponsor here. I got them last March, they were 2011/2012 new in the wrapper for 250 shipped. Awesome ski.
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Originally Posted by stallion114 View Post
 

I just bought a brand new ski bag that will hold a second pair so I am using it as an excuse for a some bargain powder skis.

 

I like the way you think.

post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 

I did search google but I get very leary of some of the professional reviews or reviews on sites that sell because I figure they are bias to brands based on sponsorship etc.

I would rather get a recommendation from people opinion on this site because I value them 10x more.

I did demo the sick day 110 last year but ultimately went with the soul 7 based on recommendations here.

I have heard really good things about 4frnts and stumbled across the CRJ and saw it was a highly rated powder ski compared to the other 4frnts and the price was right also.

post #5 of 10
I seem to recall which ever 4frnt I demoed a couple years back had a very planky feel to it when changing edges.

If you like the feel of your Rossi's, check old what they have for a 120+mm ski.

I'm a Volkl guy, my Shiro's change edge as smoothly as my Kendo's.
post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
I would have the Rossi squad 7 on the list but they are out of my budget.
post #7 of 10

I saw the other day a 13/14 Bent Chetler 19xcm for $400 something while wasting some time at REI, would be a great option I think!

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I was looking for a pure powder ski to compliment my Cochises and picked up last years Sick Day 125 with Griffins for $600 Canadian. As mentioned, not many reviews on this ski although lots on the SD 110. I went for the SD 125 because I wanted a directional powder ski (stiffer tail than tip/binding mount back of centre) with significant tip rocker but minimal tail rocker. I didn't want a backcountry jib ski like the Opus or SFB as the directional ski is more stable at speed and will carve better if need be. I also wanted an average turn radius ski that was light and 'playful' compared to the Cochise which is a metal big mountain charger with a 28.5 m radius. I did look at the Blizzard Spur and it would have worked too but the deal on the SD was too good to pass up. 

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The Gypsy is my powder ski. I love it in powder, and also in the chop that inevitably follows powder.

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