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Need Replacement for 2011 Gotamas

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

I have the 2011 Gotamas and absolutely love them.  They are beat up now skiing rocks the last 4 years in Tahoe and I'm looking to replace them with a similar ski (106-ish underfoot).  I did some searching here and found some discussion on moving to the Volkl 100Eights.  I'm wondering if other folks had 2011/2012 Gotamas and recently moved off of them to another ski and which one?  I've got a few lined up I think I want to demo but would love some thoughts too.  Anyone skiing with the Atomic, Kastle or Faction Skis below?

 

 

Volkl 100Eight (108)

Atomic Automatic 109 (109)

Kastle BMX105 HP (105)

Faction Skis Candide 3.0 (108)

Blizzard Cochise (108)


Edited by janky - 1/7/16 at 2:48pm
post #2 of 10

Are those the Goats with camber or the rockered version?  I have a pair of the cambered version in 176 that I'd be looking to sell fairly cheaply.

post #3 of 10

The last full camber ones are the black tops with white bottoms and all the graphic's, in 2010, I happen to have put mine in the car this AM.

 

2011 were rockered.

 

OP, check out the on-line reviews of the 100Eight, google it.

post #4 of 10

4Frnt Devastator?

post #5 of 10
Have two pairs of Factions; nice skis. Maybe you could demo some from Granite Chief in Truckee. (Wife was getting her boots tweaked last night and saw some their demo fleet)
post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 

Thanks all for the replies.  Some comments:

 

1.  I'm not looking to buy another pair of Gotama's but find a new ski that's similar.  

 

2.  Havne't heard of the 4Frnt Devastator.  108 underfoot looks ideal, thanks.  I'll add it to my short list to potentially demo.

 

3.  Was going to try to demo from Squaw as some friends said it was fast to switch out skis while on the mountain.

 

4.  Heard some great things on the Volkl 108s so leaning towards demoing those first and then the Cochises.

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I did narrow my choice to 2 skis as well  : Volkl 100Eight (108)  @ 181 or Faction Skis Candide 3.0 (108) @ 182  . But I can't demo them in Alberta , none of the shops in Calgary have those for demo .It would be nice to hear from folks who skied them both .

 

Thanks

post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 

I haven't gotten around to demoing yet!  I wanted to a few weeks ago and then the snow disappeared in Tahoe.  I need a day I'm in Tahoe and we get some fresh snow so I can do both powder and groomers.  Waiting...

post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by dinamo26 View Post
 

I did narrow my choice to 2 skis as well  : Volkl 100Eight (108)  @ 181 or Faction Skis Candide 3.0 (108) @ 182  . But I can't demo them in Alberta , none of the shops in Calgary have those for demo .It would be nice to hear from folks who skied them both .

 

Thanks


Check out Soul Ski and Bike in Banff.  They used to have Factions for demo.

post #10 of 10

Thanks for the tip on the shop , will check them out by the  following weekend for sure .

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