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Sick Day 95, Pinnacle 95 or Q-98?

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

Hello,

 

Sorry to create a new thread but I've changed my direction somewhat...  I can get

 

2015 Line Sick Day for $449

2015 Solamon Q-98 for $329

2016 Pinnacle K2 ### on pro deal

 

I'm coming off Salomon BBR from the last 3.5 seasons... I am 180 lbs, 5'11; all mountain skier... I am living in Revy and ski mountains in the BC interior.

 

The bigger toss up is between the Pinnacles and Sick Day; both look fun... What would one do better than the other?

 

mod note: pro price edited

post #2 of 11

Get the Pinnacle 95. Neither one is actually better than the other, but I do like the wee bit of metal that K2 borrowed from Elan and tossed in the lay up. Super fun ski that is anything but demanding. Sick Day is surfy. I'm a big fan of Salomon, but I don't think the Q98 stacks up against the two K2 corporation skis on your hit list.

post #3 of 11
I assume the LSD 95 comes with bindings?? You should be able to get skis for about 360. Well that's what I paid last year at REI. they still have the 186 for that price
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 

This is Canadian dollars...

 

At 5'10, 180 lbs should I be getting the 177 K2 or 184?  My BBR's were 176

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Originally Posted by Kulharin View Post
 

This is Canadian dollars...

 

At 5'10, 180 lbs should I be getting the 177 K2 or 184?  My BBR's were 176

Well, I spent a few days on the 177, but I was left wanting. If I was going to buy the ski I would go 184…..but I really liked the BBR 10.0 in a 191. I dunno, you'll probably be happy with whatever length you go with.

 

The one caveat about the Pinnacle 95 is its implementation of K2's "runaway" rocker. The profile is huge. This gives it some demerits for hard pack performance. The Sick Day does offer up a much more controlled rocker profile……I guess I would buy the cheaper of the two options.  

post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 

How tall are you and what do you weigh? 184 seems a bit on the longer side for me.

post #7 of 11

There is a lot of rise on the front of the Pinnacle, and a touch in the tail (and it's tapered)....honestly, the 184cm will really extend the versatility of this ski..especially for a 180 pounder. 

post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
I picked up the Pinnacle 95, 184. The pro deal price was tough to pass up. Eventually I will want a 110 powder ski and 80 hard groomer/teach ski
post #9 of 11

Nice choice. Have fun on it. 

post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 

Hello,

 

I've been playing with my Pinnacles on Revelstoke.  Lots of snow recently; I'm glad I went with the 184's as anything shorter would have felt too short, if anything I feel I could have gone longer.  The skis are very responsive and sensitive to turn, they are also a very fast ski.  Very fun in powder and soft snow and responsive on hardened groomers... The bbr's seem to handle wind effected snow and have snow conditions a bit better. as the pinnacles seem to be more susceptible to "grabbing" in these snow conditions if you turn too much.

post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 

Great and fun responsible ski over all; not as good as the BBR in very wet heavy new snow or very deep powder as the BBR seem to float/glide a bit better in those conditions... but Pinnacles certainly ski faster and turn with incredible ease... My only gripe is they almost are too sensitive to turn and grab onto crud or heavier snow that almost forces you into a turn unless you're keeping the tips very downhill... 45 degrees they almost want to keep going if the snow isn't dry or soft.

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