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Perfect Whistler Ski???

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Hi All. I'm an aggressive skier, presently on 179 Salomon XScream Series from a couple years back. Great ski, but I'm looking for something a bit shorter and fatter for the bowls. I like to ski as steep and deep as I can find - you'll usually find me on the Peak or Harmony.

So, some recommendations I've heard: Pocket Rockets (175 cm), Rossi B2 (170cm), Scratch, Seth Pistols.

I will probably keep my XScreams for hard pack & early season days, but I'm looking for something to become my mainline ski.

I'm planning to demo over the next few weeks but wanted to hear your views.

Thanks!!
post #2 of 8
Right now? CCM Super Tacs would be the best bet. Give the Metron B5 a whirl if you're in the demo mood.
post #3 of 8

perfect ski for Whistelr ?

Whatever you're standing on you dirty rotten bastard.
post #4 of 8
B3 or SP or Mojos would be my picks for Whistler
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Betaracer
Right now? CCM Super Tacs would be the best bet. Give the Metron B5 a whirl if you're in the demo mood.
Nice one . This year's conditions reminds me of the skiing I did as a kid in Vermont.

I hear it's going to snow tonight so tomorrow might be a decent day. I feel a cough coming on....sick day tomorrow me thinks....

Thanks for the advice all.
post #6 of 8

Go with the PR

If you like the X-Scream Series (I know I do), you're gonna love the Pocket Rocket. I think it would be the perfect ski for the variable conditions found at Whistler / Blackcomb. The Pocket Rocket handles powder, crud, and groomers with ease. It's gets bounced around in really heavy wet stuff and doesn't hold well on ice, but it's so light, easy and forgiving you don't worry about it. I demoed the PR in 175cm and the Rossi B2 in 170cm at Whistler in May of 2003. While the Rossi sank down into the spring slush, the PR floated like a water ski. After that I just had to have the PR. If you're coming off a 179 X-Scream, go with the PR in 175cm. Sweeeet!
post #7 of 8
I'd choose the B2 over the PR, only because I felt the B2's were better in a broad range of conditions.

The PRs (180's - demo'd) were a wonderful thing off piste but when I got to the flats or anyplace it was groomed, they didn't want to carve an arc. Also, there was soo much board under my foot (width wise), you had to get the ski waaaaay out to the side to get it up on edge so it would carve, and even then it felt like a 201 Super G or downhill ski in that it didn't want to come around on it's own, you really had to apply forward pressure to the shovel to make it turn otherwise it would drive a nearly straight line out and away. I've skied fatties before but I couldn't warm up to the PRs as much as I wanted to like them. They get rave reviews everywhere so maybe it's my east coast big powder inexperience showing through.

B2's were nice, quick turn to turn initiation and they were flexible - more so than the PR's.

Demo before you buy, I'm glad I did. I was thiiiiis close to walking out the door with a new pair of PR's but after skiing them I found that they aren't as well suited to the east cost conditions as I thought they might be.

My .02
post #8 of 8
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I tried the PRs on Tuesday. They felt quite inaccurate to me. Didn't blow me away. I will try the B2s on the weekend.

Has anyone used the Solly Scream XHot? It has been recommended to me.
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