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I'm building a list of skis to demo as I get back into skiing (used to live in Tahoe and ski a ton, then took 8 years off).

 

Looking around the 98 under foot width, an aggressive all mountain ski that can both carve on hard pack and blast through off-piste chop. Don't need super high speed capability, quick lively turns are more important.

 

Typically ski Mammoth, Tahoe, Whistler, Snowbird -- so natural, western terrain. 

 

Thinking in the area of Blizzard Bonafides (though want something more lively) or Volk Mantras. Light weight would be nice, butt not essential.

 

What else would you recommend in this zone to add to the demo list?

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 11
Supernatural 100s.
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How tall are you and how much do you weigh?

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Ski the Bones before you buy. They get rave reviews, but their are folks out there who don't like them. I sold mine. They were solid on groom, but I have front side skis, 2 actually, that blow it away on groom. In the softer stuff they just felt planky to me. I know I'm in the minority, so take it with a grain, but ski if you can. Those who like them then to LOVE them.

Solomon X drive and RossiExperience tend yo be popular on Blister, as is the K2 Shreditor.
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Rocky mountain underground apostle - or if you want to stick under 100 then check out some of there other Skis.

I'm very happy with the apostles, I've been skiing them for the last two weeks at Breckenridge and they have coped really well with the wide range of snow conditions. Light and lively, carve well, float well in powder etc. They are not as burly as say the Enforcer so do have a lower speed limit (but not slow)
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Definitely add the Nordica Enforcer to your list.  They are getting hard to find this time of year, but you could certainly demo them and buy later.  You also might find shops selling their demos early if they're sold out of the flat ski.  It's a great ski and very much fits the description of similar to the Bonafide and Mantra, but more lively.

 

2016 Nordica Enforcer 

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How tall are you and how much do you weigh?

 

6' 00"  195lbs

 

Really helpful feedback, thanks everyone.

post #8 of 11

Here's a link to my review of the Rossignol E100 from last year. I mention it because you said you wanted something like the Bone, but with more energy.  The E100 has a TON of that!

 

Good luck!

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Originally Posted by AC View Post
 

I'm building a list of skis to demo as I get back into skiing (used to live in Tahoe and ski a ton, then took 8 years off).

 

Looking around the 98 under foot width, an aggressive all mountain ski that can both carve on hard pack and blast through off-piste chop. Don't need super high speed capability, quick lively turns are more important.

 

Typically ski Mammoth, Tahoe, Whistler, Snowbird -- so natural, western terrain. 

 

Thinking in the area of Blizzard Bonafides (though want something more lively) or Volk Mantras. Light weight would be nice, butt not essential.

 

What else would you recommend in this zone to add to the demo list?

 

Thanks!


 

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How tall are you and how much do you weigh?

Do you still have 185 Enforcers?  

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Do you still have 185 Enforcers?  

We have no Enforcers left from our original orders of more than 50 pair.  We will be getting the early release skis within a week and there will be some 185s but I don't know how many.

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