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post #1 of 37
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In our King of Prussia store has FB's in all sized for $120.00 and some Sin's for $135.00. The Sin's are the older ones with out the riser plates. The sale runs through the 12th which means the stuff will be going in storage till next year.
post #2 of 37
If you see a $cheap$ pair of Genesis Golds, I'm all ears.
post #3 of 37
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by comprex
If you see a $cheap$ pair of Genesis Golds, I'm all ears.
Nope, but there were some Gravity 68's, but I didn't think there would be much interest in them. If I didn't buy a mountain bike earlier in the day, i would pick some FB's up, but with the Metrons, I don't really need them.
post #4 of 37

FBs

I cant find FBs in a 185, ive called all over the country, can anyone please help? I am 5'9" 160, good racer, ski real hard. Is this a good ski for me in this size? Im a Mainer, moving out to Tahoe, and doing some off piste now that my race seasons over, dont know much about powder skis, but this is a sweet deal. Let me know if you know where my 185s are or have any thoughts about the skis. Thanks,
Nick
post #5 of 37
http://www.evogear.com/ProductsList.asp?type=MFR&mfr=15

Carve...Evogear has the FBs in a 185...I think you can get them even cheaper than $199 if you call them up and ask. Great company to deal with too.

IMO - get the Chubbs....the softer tip floats better in the Sierra cement than the extremely stiff FB's do...and they are still plenty stiff - especially tortionally. btw - these are BOTH huge, heavy skis....
post #6 of 37
I have the FB's in 175 and I am the same size as you. I would urge you not to go with the 185-this is a very stiff ski.
Lee
post #7 of 37
I just want to make sure they dont get squirelly at speeds. I like opening it up in wider areas and want to make sure I have enough ski under me. 175 is shorter then my GS skis. Everything I have heard leads me to believe a longer powder ski is superior. Please let me know if youve ridden these skis, bc they do have 175s. Thanks, Nick
post #8 of 37
No way you need 185's. 175 is perfect.

PM me if you want a pair for $150 + shipping.
post #9 of 37
They are a bit squirely running flat on grommers at high speed; beautiful on edge. They can be a bit "hookey" in the pow due to their sidecut. If I were looking for a pure powder ski I would go with less sidecut and softer and in that case probably longer. For me they worked real well in steep and tight places where I wanted the sidecut and they worked quite well in the powder and on groomers. I found them miserable in bumps. In this ski at your size a 175 is a lot of ski. My 2 cents.
post #10 of 37
i am looking for an everyday ski out in tahoe. Ill have my RC4s for the groomers, Im looking for something that will deal with the rest, ie enough float in the powder enough thrust in the crust. I also love to hike and heard that these are heavy. Does anyone know what the weight is relative to explosivs or seth pistols,will i have trouble with these over my shoulder? thanks for all the input.
post #11 of 37
These are HEAVY....I have the Chubbs in a 185 and I think they're great...the slightly softer tip is what you want for smoother, powerful turns in the big time heavy snow out here (they're still PLENTY stiff) and the added length really makes 'em shine on those HUGE days. While no bump ski, they're surprisingly agile on hardpack and in the bumps - it took a few weekends to get in sync the beef though - but now I'm out of synch with my other skis!!

With their weight and tortional stiffness they demolish the heavy crud - but they will be TOUGH to hike with. I think the Seth Pistols are heavy too - can't be AS heavy though (not possible)...neither the chubbs nor the FBs will ever get squirrelly..at any length! Might be stretching it to call them an everyday ski though - even out here....
post #12 of 37
I demoed some Atomic Sugar Daddies for 2 days, loved them so much that I made a chheky bid for them and the ski shop sold them to me.
I read a review that said these are the lightest powder ski out there.
LIGHTEST???
Man, these are heavy skis, if these are light I dread to think how heavy the others are!
post #13 of 37
Dude, this is NOT an everyday ski, anywhere.

'Cept maybe if you happen to be a heli guide. :
post #14 of 37
have you skied them? whats your ability type? from what i gather this sounds like an awesome balls out everyday ski. i think im going to pull the trigger on a pair of 175s. i want something stiff and cut. i dont mind the extra weight so long as they will turn when charged. unless someone wants to match the 120 shipped that I am picking these up for on something better, ill tell you what I think when i get 'em.

nick
post #15 of 37
I think most would agree that 94 under the boot is a bit much for your everyday ski.

Yes, I own them and ski them.
post #16 of 37
xdog1,
unless you go to squaw valley,
the young guns are skiing 90+ full time hear in tahoe.
my everyday ski as an older more conservative skier is 86,
but the boys are strong enough for that extra half inch of width.
my everyday Backcountry skis are 94mm....

cheers,
W
post #17 of 37
Well, thanks for all the input. The deed is done - I went with A brand new pair of IM85s that I scored for a cool two hundred. The reason for my decision was this - the fbs, while nice and fat under foot, weigh a shit ton. The Heads are livelier, burlier and lighter. Had I been able to afford an explosiv, I would have gone that route. However, I couldnt be more psyched about these. My plan is to assess the situation once I get out to Tahoe and pick up a pair of real fatties if the snow Gods will it. For now, hopefully the snow will keep dumping in Maine, and the rest of my two weeks away from prison will be spent floating my Monsters on some good ol' Kingfield powder.
post #18 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by xdog1
I think most would agree that 94 under the boot is a bit much for your everyday ski.
My everyday West Coast ski is a 101mm waist... perhaps you shouldn't make nationwide assumptions about ski equipment -- the industry (for the most part) doesn't...
post #19 of 37
Carve...IM85's should be a fantastic everyday ski for Tahoe. Where'd you score them for that price? I'm looking to round out the quiver with something between my current 72mm and 94mm waists - and I like beefy - and I like CHEAP!! What sizes were available??
post #20 of 37
Thread Starter 
155, 165, 175.
post #21 of 37
FYI: Their 40% off sale has been changed to a 30% off sale this week for some reason (at least in KOP).
post #22 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese
155, 165, 175.
hehehe that's because I bought the only pair of 185s at the KOP store.
post #23 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by SKI-3PO
FYI: Their 40% off sale has been changed to a 30% off sale this week for some reason (at least in KOP).
Yeah that's really odd; Phil told me that earlier and I don't understand why. Out in Tahoe at Gart Sports they are at prices that TSA had over a month ago 25%.
post #24 of 37
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Originally Posted by Blizzboy283
Yeah that's really odd; Phil told me that earlier and I don't understand why. Out in Tahoe at Gart Sports they are at prices that TSA had over a month ago 25%.

I know one of the guys who works there and he can't figure it either. Once Gart bought TSA, they have really gone down hill, firing people who have been there years, and treating the employees like garbage. It is a shame.
post #25 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by BakerBoy
My everyday West Coast ski is a 101mm waist... perhaps you shouldn't make nationwide assumptions about ski equipment -- the industry (for the most part) doesn't...
They're not assumptions, they're observations.

I ski "nationwide". In other countries, and an other continents as well.

Inbounds, OB, and occasionally, from a snowcat.

94mm, and 101mm, is a lot of ski, and IMO, too much ski for 95% of skiers everyday needs. If that's what you ride, and it's working for you, then congratulations.

But I challenge you to point out a ski shop anywhere that sells more skis with >94mm waists than with <94mm. (And don't point out some bogus store that caters to backcountry or cat/heli riders, they are the legit users of such planks.) It's still not what most folks need or want.
post #26 of 37
This is a weak debate. That is very impressive that you have skied in other countries and even other continents. However, this gives you no further insight into an appropriate everyday ski for Tahoe.
X-East I got my IM85s from a store out in Montana, unfortunately they were the last ones in a 179. They are having a big closeout and possibly you could score something comperable. Check this out http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=26597
post #27 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese
I know one of the guys who works there and he can't figure it either. Once Gart bought TSA, they have really gone down hill, firing people who have been there years, and treating the employees like garbage. It is a shame.
Well I may be able to give you a first hand account soon. I really want to learn how to install bindings and what not and I hear they are in need of those kinds of people at the KOP store. I have a friend who works there and he said that the tech guys make over $10 an hour. I'm thinking it would be a fine summer morning job for this college student. We shall see...
post #28 of 37
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Blizzboy283
Well I may be able to give you a first hand account soon. I really want to learn how to install bindings and what not and I hear they are in need of those kinds of people at the KOP store. I have a friend who works there and he said that the tech guys make over $10 an hour. I'm thinking it would be a fine summer morning job for this college student. We shall see...
The ski gear does not get displayed until October.
post #29 of 37
Here in Tahoe I ski my AK Launchers (90mm underfoot) as my every day resort ski and the Atomic TMEX (84mm I think) in the backcountry and would never consider going smaller. I skied the Launchers in Big Sky on the groomers and bumps at ESA and they work great. The next pair of skis I buy will be even bigger underfoot.

Remember, as Eric Deslauries said during his talk at ESA, 90mm is the new 80mm.
post #30 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese
The ski gear does not get displayed until October.
I should have said that I will plan on continuing it into the winter Plus a new mountain bike at 25% off would be nice
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