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Help me choose my skis! [Volkl Bridge vs 90Eight]

post #1 of 4
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Hi there,

 

I am in the market for new skis would love some advise!

 

I am 5' 6" around 135lbs. 

I have been skiing since I was 4, but never competitively, so I would say I am intermediate/advanced. 

I ski mainly VT/ME but I have been going to CO/UT at least once a year recently- Hoping to make it out to Jackson next year. 

I have pair of park skis (line anthems 171cm) so I am looking for an all-mountain ski for groomers/trees/steeps/some jumps that won't be useless on powder days/out west. 

I would like the skis to be capable of holding an edge and handle speed, but i'm not a racer and I would rather have something a bit playful than rigid metal boards. 

 

I have read good reviews about the volkl bridge and it seems appropriate for my needs. (I would get the 171cm)

However, I read about the Volkl 90Eighty that is replacing the bridge next year. 

http://skiblog.powder7.com/fast-forward-2016-volkl-skis/

The author writes, 

"Next down the line is the 90Eight, which will essentially take over last years (reverse camber) Bridge.  Now with camber underfoot and rocker in the tip and tail, you get a more versatile ski, and in my opinion, will do much better on hard snow than the bridge. 

 

So maybe I should wait for the 90Eights? Any thoughts on the 90eights vs. Bridge? 

 

Any other recommendation would be great! I have been infatuated by the bridge because of its supposed versatility but please let me know if I should be considering other skis.

 

Thank you! 

post #2 of 4
Since the 90 Eight is new and the Bridge has been around for years, you'll been able to find much better pricing on the Bridge. If that matters to you.
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Originally Posted by qcanoe View Post

Since the 90 Eight is new and the Bridge has been around for years, you'll been able to find much better pricing on the Bridge. If that matters to you.

Yeah it definitely matters to me, but if the 90 Eight is worth the extra 100~200, I would be happy to invest in that.

 

 

I have also been reading about the On3p Kartel 98.

Does it ski similarly to the Bridge?

post #4 of 4

FWIW I have been skiing on the Volkl Bridge for the last 3 years in Northern VT and after about 150 hard days I will be replacing them with this years Volkl Bridge which is now  steal in my local shop for $399. The Bridge is a killer value, all mountain ski that I use in all conditions and on all terrain.  I can't see the 90Eight being dramatically better though I will likely demo it some time next season to compare.

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