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Bumps: am I the only nut to ski 'em on a fatty?

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Volkl Explosiv 95 mm waist --only ski I take out unless it's powder day
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i know someone who rips 'em on ch-ch-chubbs.
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Originally Posted by Jim S
Volkl Explosiv 95 mm waist --only ski I take out unless it's powder day

Do I dare ask what you ski on a powder day?
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This year my preferred ski in the bumps is a pair of Salomon X-Hots with an 82mm waist. I do enjoy my Pocket Rockets in them. Fatter skis are a blast in the bumps because they're so each to pivot on and slide around. It does help to live somewhere where the bumps aren't solid ice.
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If your good you should be able to "ski" them on anything. I just find that a thinner ski allows me to ski them in a faster more traditional way. On the fatties, when I try to fly and thus sit back a little more, I'll miss a turn once in a while because the wide tails get hung up. This could be more of a function of the bumps that are out there now. Short shaped skis, snowboards and lower level skiers make most bump runs very inconsistent nowadays. On steeper bump runs the bumps seem to be way closer together than they were back in the good ol' days.
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Originally Posted by jstraw
Do I dare ask what you ski on a powder day?
K2 Made 'N AK 189cm

I'll add a Seth Vicious too...probably 189cm or less likely 179cm.
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Bumps: am I the only nut to ski 'em on a fatty?

No. There are many of you.

Bob
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I don't ski bumps unless the snow is soft and I find any ski that isn't stiff works for me in soft bumps. I ski bumps with my Pocket Rockets often.
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Only in soft snow?? I thought bumps were there to ease the boredom on crusty days...of which I've had many!!
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I hate bumps... probably because I suck at them on skinny skis or fat skis.
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Originally Posted by El Chupacabra
I hate bumps... probably because I suck at them on skinny skis or fat skis.


The 190cm Gotama you scored aren't for zipper-line bumps?!

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Originally Posted by Jim S
The 190cm Gotama you scored aren't for zipper-line bumps?!

Maybe for you...

-Karl
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Originally Posted by El Chupacabra
Maybe for you...

-Karl
In my dreams.
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Originally Posted by El Chupacabra
I hate bumps... probably because I suck at them on skinny skis or fat skis.
You live where the bumps get sloppy & soft in the spring sun. You really need to try skiing them on something fatter and more forgiving like the 1080s, B2s or Pocket Rockets. Talk about a fun way to spend a sunny afternoon.
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Slush bumps are as much fun as powder bumps. My favorite bumps are when there is so much snow you can just feel them when you bottom out. The B2 is the most fun in these kinds of conditions and Chubbs are one of the best fat bump ski ever.
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pocket rockets rip in soft bumps
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K2 AK Lauchers (90mm) w/ Fritschi Freerides. Haven't broken a binding yet.
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Spring skiing would be horrible with out the bumps. I look forward to it every year as the season starts to end. Lots of work, very rewarding, and doesn't hurt much when/if you fall.. 1080s and the like are great in them.
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Gotama 183's.

All but the solid ice bumps are fun with this ski.

I went in as a joke with a buddy, man was I suprised. I don't know why, but they rock.
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Bumps? What bumps?
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