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Preferred Moguls skis?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
What skis do you prefer in moguls, and how short?

My 186 cm Dynastar Speed 63's are too long.

My particulars: 6'2" @ 235 lbs. Strong and aggressive.

Thanks!
post #2 of 9
I find my Volkl supersport 6s 161cm to be great all terrain ski for Ontario and New York conditions. I do like the 6s for the stability and smooth predictable turnability for the weird chopped up ice bumps we find in our part of the world. I am 6' 185. So for you, you might consider demo'ing 5s or 6s at 168 or 175cm lengths. With that said, it really depends on your particular style of mogul skiing. If your style is to charge ahead and bash them, these skis may not be the best tool. However, if you like to finesse the bumps, these skis are for you.
post #3 of 9
I don't think Dynastar speed is too long for your size, it is just that they are not a bump ski. It is a cruising ski.

In fact, as a pure bump ski goes, the length (~185 cm) would probably be just right.

I just bought a pair of K2 Outlaws, a pure bump ski. 180's. The shovel is a bit stiff as mogul skis go, but compared to my Scream Hots (175 cm), its noodley. You must remember that mogul skis are much narrower than tosays "shaped ski". They are more traditional. They are not good for much outside of the bumps. Even some of the "hybrids" like the Rossi Scratch, which have a bit more of a sidecut to em are not freat out of the bumps.

So I plunked down $140 and got myself a ski that is just for bump days.

I bought them here:

http://search.stores.ebay.com/search/search.dll?query=mogul&srchdesc=y&sid=30214299&sto re=Denver+Wholesale+Skis&colorid=0&fp=0&st=1
post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by CAPBOY:
I don't think Dynastar speed is too long for your size, it is just that they are not a bump ski. It is a cruising ski.

In fact, as a pure bump ski goes, the length (~185 cm) would probably be just right.

I just bought a pair of K2 Outlaws, a pure bump ski.

I bought them here:

http://search.stores.ebay.com/search/search.dll?query=mogul&srchdesc=y&sid=30214299&sto re=Denver+Wholesale+Skis&colorid=0&fp=0&st=1
Wow! Would you use the K2's in Eastern Glades? They are sous-bois in Quebec -- literally under-brush.
post #5 of 9
I just picked up a pair of K2 Mambas for $50 brand new from sportmart. I was there looking for a pair of cheap bindings to replace the old busted Markers on my teaching skis and they caught my eye. The sales clerk told me not to waste my time on "straight" skis; and that they were marked down from $300 because "skis now use a new parabolic hourglass shape". I got them in the 170 length, and they're wonderful. They arent as inflexible as most p[eople make them out to be; I find I can take them into the park and such and do just fine on them, and its a blast to bust out some wicked hop turns now and then on steeper groomers.
post #6 of 9
Quote:
Originally posted by BigE:
Wow! Would you use the K2's in Eastern Glades? They are sous-bois in Quebec -- literally under-brush.
I pretty much only use hem in the bumps.
post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 
Just so you know, I don't use the Speed 63's in the bumps -- their tails are far too stiff.

I'm definately going to get something, but after doing some more research, it looks like moguls ski's are for moguls only. Off-piste eg. trees/glades are something like Bandit B1/B2 territory.
post #8 of 9
Without a doubt the best balanced mogul ski I have skied in a shape ski is the Rossi T power.
post #9 of 9
What ever I have on my feet that day. My choice of ski is much more dependant on snow conditions than terrain. I like my 194 Bigs with anything over 6 inches. 175 Head W/C Sl if its hard.
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