Originally Posted by Dgudaitis
It seems the ideal fat ski for me is a stiffer Pocket Rocket, but what would that be?
Please add any more that you know about, including twin tips if you can.
Gotta agree with what has been said about the Pistols...they are what you are after. I owned a pair of 175 PR's and quickly sold them after riding a pair of 179 Pistols. The Pistols are a better PR. I been telling people that for the past two seasons. If you can get over the graphics (hard for some to do), I'm certain you'll love them.And since I can't leave well enough alone...I gotta respond to this one...
Originally Posted by pheft
I've noticed a lot of PR bashing in my short time here at the Forum. I've been skiing on Pocket Rockets for two seasons, soon to start my third, and I have found that when people don't like them they always say that they're not stiff enough and unstable at speed.
I beg to differ.
Since I am one of the PR-bashers on the forum, I thought that I would extrapolate a bit. They are a good, easy skiing tool for average skiers. They are so empowering for folks who ski at moderate speeds in powder and softer crud. I find that lighter-weight or finesse skiers really enjoy them. These are not bad things.
However, PR's are lousy for aggressive skiers. The "Blue Noodle" moniker is not an accident. Either by virtue of the soft tips and tails or fact that foam-core Sallies soften with use, they are jsut too soft for some of us. I skied PR's for a season, and as posted above, sold them and got Pistols.
One of the reasons that I suspect that you see so many "dynamite skiers" on them is that they can be had by industry folk at low prices (from salomon) and have an almost guaranteed high re-sale value. Again, they also ski fine at moderate speed, so most people are generally happy with their PR's.
Here's where I beg to differ...
I now ski Volkl Explosiv's as my off-piste skis. They are as easy to ski as the PR's, but have absolutely no speed limit. They demolish crud (not the PR's forte) and in my opinion, even carve on the groomed better than PR's. They are perhapsthe best blend of float and control out there today. You know why I can say that? Because after skiing just about every ski on the above list, I can tell you that the PR is a good place to start and a sad place to finish, because there are much better pow/big mtn. boards if you care to dabble.
Oh, and I got my V-Ex's for $300, as well...so I suppose that I call that a deal I had to bite on, as well.
Enjoy season number 3 on yuor PR's...or you could sell them and try something new...