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post #1 of 15
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I want to huck it off the palisades at squaw valley next season and I need a ski(s) recommendation. I'm 6'3" 210lbs and squaw is my home mountain. I want a ski(s) that can handle my weight yet be playful (and handle landing airs, obviously :) ) in all conditions. I'm looking to get either one pair or possibly two pairs to handle all conditions in the Tahoe environment. Right now I'm mostly considering USA made independents such as Moment, Liberty, and DPS. Any thoughts? 

post #2 of 15

1. The red ones

2. The red ones with the afterburners. 

 

I  know - not so serious; I tried, really, I did.

post #3 of 15
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Originally Posted by Paul Lutes View Post

1. The red ones
2. The red ones with the afterburners. 

I  know - not so serious; I tried, really, I did.


Lol, great recc, so these right? : http://www.evo.com/skis/faction-candide-10-jr-boys.aspx#image=106808/444536/clone.jpg
post #4 of 15
6'3", 210#... DPS... Highly recommend DPS. The carbon ones in particular. Huck away. smile.gif
post #5 of 15
I hear good things about the Liberty Orgin. Maybe a blizzard gun smoke?
post #6 of 15

Liberty are not made in the USofA, they make some nice skis... but they come from the People's Republik not Colorado as folks seem to want to believe.

 

Take a look at ON3P, they produce some really nice stuff that is built in the US. Obviously Praxis is not only US made but local to Squaw (as is Moment).

post #7 of 15

Take a look at Icelantics and Rocky Mountain Underground. Both US companies. Icelantic is made entirely in the US, while RMU splits its manufacturing between USA and Canada. You can tell which is which because the Quebec factory puts little maple leaf "Made in Canada" stickers on the tails of the skis they make. 

post #8 of 15

193 EHP.

post #9 of 15
So I recommended the blizzard gun smoke earlier as a fairly beefy but still fairly playful ski (I know its not a small US company). After actually looking at the pallisides, you will probably need something quite a bit more damp. You have been getting a few great recommendations here smile.gif.
post #10 of 15

ON3P !!!

post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post
 

Take a look at ON3P, they produce some really nice stuff that is built in the US.

 

 

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Originally Posted by ILOJ View Post
 

ON3P !!!

Another rec for ON3P.  I love my Billy Goats.

post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by mtcyclist View Post
 

 

 

Another rec for ON3P.  I love my Billy Goats.

Yup - demo'd some ON3P skis a few months ago - absolutely loved the Billy Goats  - planning on buying the 2016-2017 Billy Goats when they come out in August / September.  The current model year are available from ON3P right now, discounted to $499 from $729, but not all sizes available.  

 

MTCyclist, any chance you have AT bindings mounted on your Billy Goats ?  Wondering how they do uphill ? Seem a bit heavy.  I already have a super light Dynafit setup on G3 Synapse 101 Carbon's for most of my backcountry skiing and AT binding on my Rossi S3's.    Just debating if I should put an AT binding (Salomon Gaurdian, Marker Baron, etc) on the Billy Goats or just stick with DH bindings - just for those special days when I really want to use the Billy Goats in the BC ? 

post #13 of 15

My BG's are mounted for resort skiing.  I've thought about AT but the only people I know who do that are 40 or so years younger and likely not interested in waiting for an old fart all the time.  But, if I was doing AT, I think there are better and much lighter options than the BG's.

post #14 of 15

I think BG would do well with a frame style AT binding like an Marker Barons or Salamon Guardians. The kind of skiing BG's love doesnt seem to mesh with a tech binding. I thing a Baron/BG combination would be a fun resort ski with some touring capability.

post #15 of 15

...for sure... definitely not a ski for a tech binding. 

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