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I've been skiing on Salomon 1080 guns from 2007 since they were new - awesome skis, but they're 8 years old. I live in MD and go out west once a year, so I'm wondering if it's worth it to get something new. I'm not going to say I'm an expert because I ski the slopes like 10 days a year, but I'll go down anything out west and have no issues. Bumps, off-piste, crud, pow, whatever, it doesn't scare me - although I'm getting old (37), so I'm not a park guy. I grew up skiing in VT and am probably the best skier among my old and young friends. Should I upgrade? I love the guns, but was wondering the new skis now are worth the purchase. Thx. 

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I've been skiing on Salomon 1080 guns from 2007 since they were new - awesome skis, but they're 8 years old. I live in MD and go out west once a year, so I'm wondering if it's worth it to get something new. I'm not going to say I'm an expert because I ski the slopes like 10 days a year, but I'll go down anything out west and have no issues. Bumps, off-piste, crud, pow, whatever, it doesn't scare me - although I'm getting old (37), so I'm not a park guy. I grew up skiing in VT and am probably the best skier among my old and young friends. Should I upgrade? I love the guns, but was wondering the new skis now are worth the purchase. Thx. 


I still ski some old 1080's.  Great on groom.  Look at the Salomon Q Series.  I got some Q-98's and they will change your game in a big way.  Any of the latest all Mt. skis are what you need to try.  Save the 1080's, but it is time for you to try the newer skis.  Good luck.

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I've been skiing on Salomon 1080 guns from 2007 since they were new - awesome skis, but they're 8 years old. I live in MD and go out west once a year, so I'm wondering if it's worth it to get something new. I'm not going to say I'm an expert because I ski the slopes like 10 days a year, but I'll go down anything out west and have no issues. Bumps, off-piste, crud, pow, whatever, it doesn't scare me - although I'm getting old (37), so I'm not a park guy. I grew up skiing in VT and am probably the best skier among my old and young friends. Should I upgrade? I love the guns, but was wondering the new skis now are worth the purchase. Thx. 


Welcome to EpicSki!  Can't help with skis but wanted to point you to the Mid-Atlantic Gathering thread in case spending a weekend at Blue Knob is of any interest.  Do you already have a trip out west planned?

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/142700/2016-mid-atlantic-gathering-at-blue-knob-feb-19-21

 

By the way, 37 is not remotely old around here.  When you get over 60, then maybe you can start thinking about slowing down but many skiing seniors go full speed until 70 or 75.

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I'm getting old (37)

:nono::ROTF

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:nono::ROTF

I know right.:cool

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Originally Posted by jnicho1 View Post
 

I've been skiing on Salomon 1080 guns from 2007 since they were new - awesome skis, but they're 8 years old  so I'm wondering if it's worth it to get something new.

Yes. Skis have improved dramatically, and the Salomon 1080 series were never known for their long term durability. They get pretty floppy with use.

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I noticed the guns chatter a lot once you get going. Definitely not as fast or stable as the Monster Heads I have. I was looking at the Q98's, so think I might go that route. Thx for the replies. They're pretty cheap, too. 

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My DH had these and loved them; didn't want to give them up and they are still his rock skis. He is now on a K2 Kung Fuja from a few seasons ago and LOVES them even more. His skiing also improved dramatically on the new skis. He skis with more confidence as they don't get all jittery at speed the way his 1080 Guns do. I believe the new version that replaced them for 2016 is the 102 Shreditor. YMMV. 

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I noticed the guns chatter a lot once you get going. Definitely not as fast or stable as the Monster Heads I have. I was looking at the Q98's, so think I might go that route. Thx for the replies. They're pretty cheap, too. 


Yea, I have a pair of the Q-98's and frickin' love them!  They really can do it all.  So nice in cut up crud.  Killer on groom!  I don't weigh much so they even work fine for me in deep powder.  I guess if you can get some new-old stock you can get a deal. 
BTW, the Monster's are great skis as all Head ski seem to be.  Take care.

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My wife is still on 1080's.  She stole them from my youngest son - tried them once and never gave them back.  I had to buy him another set of 1080's.  Great ski, lots of newer options, yes the foam core gets floppy after a while, but we're talking 70-80 days on them before they go soft.

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 we're talking 70-80 days on them before they go soft.

 

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I've been skiing on Salomon 1080 guns from 2007 since they were new - awesome skis, but they're 8 years old.  I ski the slopes like 10 days a year

Yes. What point are you trying to make?

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If you love your skis, they probably still have some life left in them, another season or two, so why change? Unless you want someone else to give you an excuse to buy new skis, always a valid approach here. :D

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