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Ski Quiver - what should be next?

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Looking to add a new ski to my quiver, looking for opinions ...right now i have some Fischer Rc4 SC in a 160cm & some Pocket Rockets in a 175cm.
I love the skis i have so i want something that can stand out on its own and offer its own personality to my quiver.
I have used, and enjoyed both of my skis in typical East conditions, from 10in of new snow to ice/groomers.

Some ski i have seen talked about are the Mantra, Karma, k2 Seth vicious, Ac4, Rx8, Scream Hot...will any of these stand out or bring on the opinions of some others?!

thanks!
post #2 of 16
i am sure ssh will tell you the same thing, B5. good for anything inbetween the the 2 skis you have listed.
post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 
I demoed the B5 the year prior to its unveiling and was convinced that it was like no other ski i have ever been on! Of course this ski has come to mind, but i am concerned that it might be similar to the short slalom's i already have?
post #4 of 16
NVSP, do you need another? I'd have thought the slaloms cover you on the groomers and the PR's cover everything else.
post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by marc gledhill
NVSP, do you need another? I'd have thought the slaloms cover you on the groomers and the PR's cover everything else.
Of course he needs another. Don't we all?
post #6 of 16
Sounds like you need a GS-type ski. Volkl Superspeed; Atomic GS:11 and Atomic SX:B5 come to mind.
post #7 of 16
Thread Starter 
I guess I do have skis that cover everything, but given that i am addicted, its hard not to want to expand and try new stuff out there!
Never really been a fan of just GS skis, i can carve my pocket rockets like GS skis on the groomers and can make almost any shape turn in the fischers, thats why this is a hard decision.

Hey Atomic_918, not all who ski are a "he"...
post #8 of 16
The B5(or M11) can carve faster and more stable than either of your skis, the only problem with buying them is, that i think the other 2 skis are going to missed being used(if skis had "feeling" lol). After i got mine i used my other skis 3 outta of 25 days left in the season(besides skiing park) My 170Cm SL-9 suck compared to them on hard pack, albeit they are little quicker edge to edge. My Line darkside only outshined the B5 at MRG due to light wieght and they are much better bump skis.

Anyways i persume since your login is Easternskigirl you are probably quite a bit lighter than me and being on the east a 152cm might be the better choice if you like trees and bumps, or the 162 if you like busting crud,skiing powder and crusing fast.

Another option might be since you dont like GS skis is maybe a skinnier twin tip, like 1080,Line Chronic, or K2 PE. these all make great bump/tree/ park skis. Plus are just plain fun to ski on(kinda of like metron but in a different sense).
post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 
thats exactly what i was thinking would happen if i got the metron, my others skis would be abandoned for the most part. I demoed the metron in 162 since i am 6'0 at 170lbs.. The k2 PE is a good idea, not that pricey and all around fun. I actually use dto have a pair a few years ago. What about the K2 Seth Vicious, I heard they were good?
post #10 of 16
NVSP, you really need to think about what your objective is with this effort. Virtually everyone here knows what I think of the b5, but that doesn't make it the ski for everyone. However, I think it'd be a good addition to your quiver. It's wider than the SC and will handle more varied terrain better (bumps, variable, etc.). It's stiffer than the PRs, so will handle those spring days when conditions go from ice to slush a bit more solidly than the PRs.

It seems like the PEs and SVs would be closer to the PRs to me. But perhaps a bit more "big mountain".

Again, it really depends on what you seek...
post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by NVSP
Hey Atomic_918, not all who ski are a "he"...
Sorry. My mistake!
post #12 of 16
The perfect complement to those SCs is a nice Super-G ski ( what?! me biassed?), but being out east and all, you might be better off with the SX-B5 or superspeeds. High-speed long carved turns with a well-damped ski is a different feeling. You need to expand your experience.
post #13 of 16
Thread Starter 
thanks everyone for your input. I am leaning towards the Metron B5, was blown away by them the first time I tried them. I think they are one of the few that will have the potential to give me a different experience on the mountain.
post #14 of 16
You will love them. WRC(world rally championships) style of skiing. Skiing fast though any conditons in any turn shape you want is a blast, and if moguls get in your way just launch of the tops of them cause in the air you cant fall.

Metrons Rock i cant say it enough.
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by NVSP
I guess I do have skis that cover everything, but given that i am addicted, its hard not to want to expand and try new stuff out there!
Never really been a fan of just GS skis, i can carve my pocket rockets like GS skis on the groomers and can make almost any shape turn in the fischers, thats why this is a hard decision.

Hey Atomic_918, not all who ski are a "he"...
Get yourself a set of Dynastar legend 8800's throw a pair of Fritschi Freeride At bindings on them. Then get yourself a pair of Garmont Adreneline AT boots and explore some back country. Then you will have everything covered! Don't forget your skins!
post #16 of 16
Volkl SUperspeed. Simply awsome. GS style turns with all mtn versitility. Perfection!
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