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post #31 of 52

have it

rossi t-power 9S 167 (103-65-93)

odyssey e-max 177 (112-81-104)

chubbs 185 (124-98-116)
post #32 of 52
Elan S12 Fusion in 160 cm

Head Monster iM 77 Chip in 170 cm

. . . but I'm always open for suggested additions.
post #33 of 52
I'm LIVING the dream

175 Volant FB's for pow,

178 Legend 8000's (to be set up with Freeerides for AT),

175 Genesis Silver, east coast all purpose,

169 XScream shorty carver

185 SIN, crud buster, and all around big mountain board,

177 Head Cyber rock ski

176 Rossi Scratch twin tip park ski.

Now I just need more closet space :
post #34 of 52
Full Quiver:

1) Metron B:5 - all mountain
2) Metron EX - big mountain/deep powder/deep crud
3) Sugar Daddy - with AT bindings for skinning
4) Atomic SX 10 - eastern whippet

At this point, I have the first two, either of which cover a broad spectrum. Combined, they represent indulgence.

The Sugar Daddy AT setup is a whim which I'll pursue next year and the 4th would be pure mad money for something rarely used (I live and ski in the west).
post #35 of 52
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Originally Posted by ryan
rossi t-power 9S 167 (103-65-93)

odyssey e-max 177 (112-81-104)

chubbs 185 (124-98-116)
Which were you using when you cut me off at Grand Foggee?
post #36 of 52
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Originally Posted by Brit
It's all about the Legend Pros. Can't wait until I get to click into those badboys...
I'm thoroughly enjoying mine. An awesome ski!
post #37 of 52
Good ski would be the Atomic SX:11
post #38 of 52
I find this thread kind of funny. It's obvious you guys are amatures as a true professional will only ski one ski. I used to travel around skiing with 14 pair. They ran the gamut from x-c skating through telemark into DH giant slalom skiis. Since I sold skiis for a few years, I didn't spend much on them. However, it was a real effort to use them all in a season. About 5 years ago I sold all except one Slalom Racing ski. It made my life a lot simpler. However, I couldn't live without skiing x-c so I now have 3 X-C, 3 DH (only one Shaped) and my parent's wooden skiis hanging on the wall. There's still too many.
post #39 of 52
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Originally Posted by swiftskier
I find this thread kind of funny. It's obvious you guys are amatures as a true professional will only ski one ski. I used to travel around skiing with 14 pair. They ran the gamut from x-c skating through telemark into DH giant slalom skiis. Since I sold skiis for a few years, I didn't spend much on them. However, it was a real effort to use them all in a season. About 5 years ago I sold all except one Slalom Racing ski. It made my life a lot simpler. However, I couldn't live without skiing x-c so I now have 3 X-C, 3 DH (only one Shaped) and my parent's wooden skiis hanging on the wall. There's still too many.
Gee, you're a professional skier? Wow, that's so *cool*!
post #40 of 52

Hey, Bozo.

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Originally Posted by jstraw
Gee, you're a professional skier? Wow, that's so *cool*!
Sorry, but I never claimed that, did I?
post #41 of 52
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Originally Posted by Jim S
I'm thoroughly enjoying mine. An awesome ski!
Which length did you go for? They get rave reviews and comments from literally everyone. I couldn't find a demo pair anywhere in Val D'Isere, Courcheval, Val Thorens or Tignes last January!
post #42 of 52
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Originally Posted by swiftskier
I find this thread kind of funny. It's obvious you guys are amatures as a true professional will only ski one ski. I used to travel around skiing with 14 pair. They ran the gamut from x-c skating through telemark into DH giant slalom skiis. Since I sold skiis for a few years, I didn't spend much on them. However, it was a real effort to use them all in a season. About 5 years ago I sold all except one Slalom Racing ski. It made my life a lot simpler. However, I couldn't live without skiing x-c so I now have 3 X-C, 3 DH (only one Shaped) and my parent's wooden skiis hanging on the wall. There's still too many.
HAHAHA! You're right, but this is a dream quiver, any skis you want for free (money is no object). Still many only want three pairs, same as you have, although all three would ideally be "shaped" IMO. I had four "DH" skis on my list, 3 shaped skis and one trad tele for fun (I would mount all with Voile CRB bindings) a teleboard, carving board and a freeride board and XC skis. Most people in their dreams wanted less then you have (6 pairs). It's true I don't use all my toys every year.

Anyone seen the wood topskin Scottybobs (www.scottybob.com)? You know you want a pair or two of those!
post #43 of 52
K2 SP 179 w/ Marker 14.0 Piston Control - Powder
Volant Genesis 180 w/ Marker 12.0 Free - Racing / Hard pack + Ice
Atomic SXB5 182 w/ Neox 6-14 - SuperCross - All Mountain
Groove BG 99 w/ Revolution - X - Terrain Park / Half Pipe

Don't have to dream, already own it. Bear in mind I am an aggressive skier. If you aren't going to push the limits, it's a waste of $$ to build a quiver. If you aren't looking to break 35 mph, ski trees, jam moguls and go off piste you don't need and have no use for a quiver. Get a nice Super Cross such as Atomic SX 9 or 10 and be happy. If you are still learning you will either buy many skis that you will out grow OR buy equipment you can't handle which means either you get hurt real bad or the skis never leave the garage. Develop skills. If you find you love skiing enough to risk serious injury (hey a mistake at speed is going to HURT, bad...) build your quiver by demoing as many skis as possible and buying what feels best for you. If you get good enough to NEED a quiver your opinion will count most so DON'T let the "expert" in the ski shop lead you. If he REALLY knew his shit he'd be living ON the mountain and working the ski patrol, not handing out rental boots. Demo, Demo, Demo and buy what feels best!
post #44 of 52
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Originally Posted by swiftskier
Sorry, but I never claimed that, did I?
Umm, well technically speaking...No. :
post #45 of 52
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Originally Posted by Ski Bum
If you aren't looking to break 35 mph, ski trees, jam moguls and go off piste you don't need and have no use for a quiver. Get a nice Super Cross such as Atomic SX 9 or 10 and be happy!
A ski such as the Atomic SX 9 or 10 would, I expect, be an excellent all-round choice for eastern hardpack.

However, where I ski (Mt. Baker), such a ski would have a limited application. Here in the PNW, snow is often abundant and heavy, with sparse grooming. Narrow skis tend to get bogged-down and knocked around.

My narrowest ski is 76 mm underfoot, and my others are 84 mm and 90mm.

It may be that a quiver makes more sense out west, where mountains are larger with potentially deeper and more varied snow conditions.
post #46 of 52
The one I got is my ideal one.
post #47 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by swiftskier
Sorry, but I never claimed that, did I?
Wow, I've heard of problems with reading comprehension but brother, you need to work on *writing* comprehension because...yeah...you did.


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I find this thread kind of funny. It's obvious you guys are amatures as a true professional will only ski one ski.
You mock us guys...you differentiate yourself. You then describe what "professionals" would do.

Aside: Do you know the meanings of the words "amateur" and "professional?" Is there some reason you would think many participants would be professionals?

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I used to travel around skiing with 14 pair. They ran the gamut from x-c skating through telemark into DH giant slalom skiis. Since I sold skiis for a few years, I didn't spend much on them. However, it was a real effort to use them all in a season. About 5 years ago I sold all except one Slalom Racing ski.
Now you explain your path to one-ski enlightenment, your "professional" criteria.

It's algebra pal. You make statements:

Some skiers are amateurs and some skiers are professionals.
We're amateurs and worthy of ridicule.
Professionals use one pair of alpine skis (yeah, right).
You use one pair of alpine skis.

Ipso facto. It's a circuitous bit of logic, tough for you to untangle I'm sure but yes, you said it.
post #48 of 52
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Originally Posted by Canyons
I have my ideal quiver:
Volkl Explosiv for days like today (waist high poo)
explosiv and poo in the same sentence ... OH NOOOOOOOOOO!
post #49 of 52
all guys talking about their "stuff" -- heh -- why do you suppose that is? not a single chick ...
post #50 of 52

oboe inquired:

"Which were you using when you cut me off at Grand Foggee?"

them was the odysseys.

(was that YOU?)
post #51 of 52
K2 Axis AK Launcher w/Fritschi Freerides 181 - My "All Mountain" West Coast Skis, compatible with either my Alpine or my AT boots. I ski this ski most of the time in the resorts and just beyond the boundries.

Atomic TMEX w/Dynafit Comforts 177 - My usualy touring set-up if there's gonna be more climbing then skiing down.

Volant Machete Sins 185 w/Salmon 810 - Only had to buy the bindings on this set up, skis were free. They like making big turns at fast speeds. I like them because they are different the the other skis I use. Any time I'm not liking them I just go faster and then I like them again.

Atomic Big Daddy 193 w/ Atomic 614 Bindings - Just bought these, these are my Cadillacs for when things get DEEP here in Tahoe.

Looking for a twin tip "fun" ski to round out the collection right now. Maybe the Rossi Scratch's a saw on sale last week.
post #52 of 52
Troll Alert!!! Troll Alert!!!

Swiftskier stirring up s**t :
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