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post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

Looking to get a new pair of skis this year after working my last pair over on little or no snow in Tahoe.

 

I am just starting the shopping and looking for some suggestions and ideas.

 

Background,

 

Location:  West Coast, Ski probably 25 days a year in Tahoe, maybe another 6-8 in Utah or Canada depending on the season

 

Terrain;  I ski it all, I spend most of my time at Squaw skiing KT, Headwall, Granite etc.  but I also like a ski that can hold an edge on the groomers at speed and chase my kids around.

 

Level:  I have been skiing since I was a kid, raced in HS but never really liked racing.   I ski aggressively but tend to be light on my skis, move finesse vs power.

 

Deets:  Age 46, Wt 175, Ht 6' 3"

 

Current Ski;  Line 98, 186cm - these have been great, fun but not overpowering and still can get around the mtn.

 

I am thinking I might move a little wider 105cm but that may not be nessisary?    some names that keep coming up the new Line supernatural, Rossi Soul 7's, new Blizzard Cochise.

 

I have skied the

Blizzard Cochise last year - big heavy and probably too much for my style.  I read that this year they put carbon in the tip/tail and it is lighter and more forgiving.

 

Volkl Mantra:  felt slow and heavy vs the LIne's

 

DPS - wailer 98 - fun off piste in soft snow but too floppy. 

 

I think I like a more playfull ski but one that can still blast though the crud, keep me on top in the powder a few days a year and hold an edge on the groomers to arc some turns.  not too hot, not too cold, just right

 

Any and all help is appreciated.

Thank you

post #2 of 8
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Originally Posted by Tahoeski6 View Post
 

Looking to get a new pair of skis this year after working my last pair over on little or no snow in Tahoe.

 

I am just starting the shopping and looking for some suggestions and ideas.

 

Background,

 

Location:  West Coast, Ski probably 25 days a year in Tahoe, maybe another 6-8 in Utah or Canada depending on the season

 

Terrain;  I ski it all, I spend most of my time at Squaw skiing KT, Headwall, Granite etc.  but I also like a ski that can hold an edge on the groomers at speed and chase my kids around.

 

Level:  I have been skiing since I was a kid, raced in HS but never really liked racing.   I ski aggressively but tend to be light on my skis, move finesse vs power.

 

Deets:  Age 46, Wt 175, Ht 6' 3"

 

Current Ski;  Line 98, 186cm - these have been great, fun but not overpowering and still can get around the mtn.

 

I am thinking I might move a little wider 105cm but that may not be nessisary?    some names that keep coming up the new Line supernatural, Rossi Soul 7's, new Blizzard Cochise.

 

I have skied the

Blizzard Cochise last year - big heavy and probably too much for my style.  I read that this year they put carbon in the tip/tail and it is lighter and more forgiving.

 

Volkl Mantra:  felt slow and heavy vs the LIne's

 

DPS - wailer 98 - fun off piste in soft snow but too floppy. 

 

I think I like a more playfull ski but one that can still blast though the crud, keep me on top in the powder a few days a year and hold an edge on the groomers to arc some turns.  not too hot, not too cold, just right

 

Any and all help is appreciated.

Thank you

 

I have sold several Fischer Motive 95's to Tahoe skiers. Wonderfully versatile, can ski any condition, and it really comes alive in choppy snow without being overpowering in bumps! 

post #3 of 8

I second that! Really love that ski!

post #4 of 8

Tahoe is and always will be a freeze/thaw area,try,try, try to forget about 2010 thru 2012,in my opinion those years really got the Tahoe guys and gals going the wrong way.In my opinion it is the poster child for a two ski quiver,spend all your money on the frontsider and whats ever left on a fatty.

post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 

thanks i'll check out the Fischer's....any other recommendations? 

 

going to look at the Nordica Enforcers and Atomic Vantage Ritual

thoughts?

post #6 of 8

If you want to go even more frontside than the motive 95, I really like the Motive 86 too...I tested the edge grip this week on almost pure ice and it was way behond my expectations! So much fun, you can do anything with these! So light but damp at the same time!

post #7 of 8
Why not check out the supernatural 92s?
I'd goa bit narrower than the P98 and get a dedicated powder ski instead of getting a wider DD.
post #8 of 8

bonafide is not on your list?  When I was demoing a couple years back, 2 different demo shop guys said: "can't go wrong with the bones"

 

if you have squaw pass, demos are 50% off midweek, which is a really good deal to be able to take out 2 or 3 (if they don't get enough to open up gold coast demo and you have to go all the way down to the base)

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