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Looking for another East Coast Ski

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Currently i ski on either a K2 Amp Chargers (2011) or a Blizzaed Bonafide. I love the Bonafides, but sometimes i need the stiffer ski. However, the K2 is just too heavy. To me, the 2 metal rails just adds too much weight.
For the past few yrs, I ski about 25-30 days a yr; (approx 20 days here in the east). I'm 6', about 230 and ski on Atomic Livefit 130 boots. (I'm a solid Level 7, trying to get to 9... lol)
Any recommendations for an similar east coast ski that's not as heavy.
post #2 of 10

Out of curiosity, when and how (in which part of the turn) do you notice the weight?

 

 

(FWIW yes I am one of those who thinks that everyone should have at least one race ski in their quiver, and that is where I was going to go in recommendations, given your half-jesty ambitions)

post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 

mostly on tight turns and bumps (recently, i've ventured more and more into the bumps.  i'm not looking for a bump ski (not yet, anyway... lol).  Especially when i have to work the ski a little more aggressively.

post #4 of 10

I'm betting the Bonafide doesn't feel 'soft', it's the rockered tip and tail. Maybe look at a ski with a traditional tail camber, maybe a Volkl Kendo, Fischer Motiv 86 or Kastle MX88 might be the ticket?

post #5 of 10

i love the bonafides, but i ski the 180cm.  they feel a little too wide and long for the bumps & tight spaces

post #6 of 10

MX98

post #7 of 10

the mx98 has the same 98mm waist as the bonafides, was looking for something a little narrower...

post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post
 

I'm betting the Bonafide doesn't feel 'soft', it's the rockered tip and tail. Maybe look at a ski with a traditional tail camber, maybe a Volkl Kendo, Fischer Motiv 86 or Kastle MX88 might be the ticket?

This. 

post #9 of 10

beyond..  This?

post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by GerryF View Post
 

beyond..  This?



beyond.. This is ... Very Much This. 


(but, seriously, he is agreeing with Whiteroom's intuitive assessment)

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