Originally Posted by mogsie
So more of a crud charger than a bump ski I would guess?
Stout all mountain ski, good for busting crud, but leaning towards the groomers. Well reviewed hereabouts. Bob Peters' chosen ski for life or death, "no fall" terrain at that time, I recall.
I've not been on the Monster 88, in fact. I read a lot about it when I was 'shopping' for my all mountain skis, but I instead bought a pair of the Monster iM78s, which is very much a groomer-oriented ski. I took the 78s to Italy earlier this year to refresh my memory. They turned up a few times in a recent thread about skis you wish you'd never sold.
A few years later I bought the Mojo 94 (a demo deal from Dawg, as it happens) which is an all mountain ski leaning towards off piste behaviour. Good skis, but too big, too heavy and a bit dull on piste for my taste. Hence my interest in something in the mid-80s, where I have quite a gaping hole in my quiver.
You may have worked out by now I have a ski buying problem. I need to shed a few to make space for more.
Anyway, we seem to have drifted this thread quite some way away from your Rictor 82Xti. They're also very good. Lighter skis than I was expecting (having no history on K2 skis) and stiffer in torsion than I imagined.
Edited by sinbad7 - 4/9/15 at 5:45pm