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post #31 of 48
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Originally Posted by ski=free
If I wanted a fight I'd go to the gear board and tell them I hated metron skis. Then fists would fly!!
Nah. You'd just blow your cover...
post #32 of 48
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Originally Posted by ski=free
Nothing against them, It's just when ever I start thinking I need this huge quiver I remember powder in the am and chunks at noon with icey patches around 2:30 is usually how it works.
all depends where you are skiing and if you know where to look

seriously, powder don't last until noon on a weekend. everything on the map is usually tracked up in an hour or two. but a nice pair of mid-fats is always good for the junk left behind after the pow pow has already had lines put into it. that junk can last for days under the right conditions and traffic. there are some places you can find untracked lines days after a storm if you know where to look.

best bet is always a multiple ski quivver in my mind. different strokes for different folks i guess! while you are switching over to groomers at noon, i'll still be busting out the pow :
post #33 of 48

the PA way

The last time they had a major "powder dump" in Pennsylvania, the powder lasted all day long. Only a few tracks from the ski patrol and a few lucky instructors who got snowmobiled to the top.

The PA Governor ...... closed the roads and highways and asked ski areas not to open.
post #34 of 48
HeluvaSkier: For crowded days where the trails are mostly skied off, nothing beats my 154cm Elan SLX - they are cleavers on ice and turn at 11.9 meters. .... The SLX inspires laziness.

Totaly agree there (I have the older Elan HCX Hyper, 154cm). And laziness on a ski is the coolest!
post #35 of 48
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Originally Posted by HeluvaSkier
Anyhow, the ultimate eastern ski has got to be the Fischer RX8 or the Head i.XRC 1100 SW (not Metrons - sorry Phil). If I had to choose one, I would get the 1100. They handle any ice that you will find outside of a race course, ski crud well, manage in the once a year powder you will ski on them, and make short enough turns to manuver the crowds at speeds that expert level skiers are accustomed to traveling.
Smart man right there Definitely gotta agree with the 1100 SW (aka 1200 this year). If it were possible, I'd want them to have my children.
post #36 of 48
I ski in the East (mostly at Sugarloaf) and sort of have a quiver.

I partially delaminated my '02/'03 Salomon Scream 10 Pilots (I say the year because they are substantially narrower than the current version). I will use these this year as rock skis early and late in the season and possibly on powder days sometimes.

I have Fischer RX8's and will use them most of the time but especially on piste.

I am probably going to pick up a used pair of GS skis this fall and break them out on days when I feel like going FAST.

I could easily get by with just the RX8's but if you have other skis, why not use them?
post #37 of 48
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Originally Posted by CanuckInstructor
Smart man right there Definitely gotta agree with the 1100 SW (aka 1200 this year). If it were possible, I'd want them to have my children.
The other Head ski that has grabbed my attention is the WorldCup i.SuperShape. I think it has a 120mm tip and 65mm waist and seems to be happy in short or long turns, fast or slow, groomed or bumps. I want one! I saw an instructor on them in April at Mt St Louis-Moonstone and he loved them. He also knew how to use them!
post #38 of 48
Incase nobody's noticed from my periodic posting, I am a big Head fan. The Supershape is an interesting beast. I've seen it on the racks late last year, but haven't talked to anyone who's skiied it. It looks basically like a recreational slalom with sandwich construction, but I haven't really figured out why they didn't just put it in as another version of the i.SL (of which there are two already, not counting race dept. versions). Hopefully I'll be able to demo it sometime in December (seems soo close, but sooo far...).
post #39 of 48
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Originally Posted by ski=free
I get a kick out of people talking about which skis they should own. All mountain, carving skis, powder skis etc.. This is all well and fine but here in the east powder remains powder until about noon on a weekday, sooner on the weekends. I buy skis that perform well on all surfaces but I also know that 85% of the time that means groomed snow, and it's not by choice, Not that it's a bad thing. My fav thing to do is feeling g's ripping groomed (or soft)snow!
I dont know where you are skiing but there was numerous times this past winter that I skied powder all day at Sugarbush, Jaypeak, and Mad river Glenn. Though it was near the end of winter when we finally started to get some good snow! You just have to know where to find it. Stay of the trails they groom. We all know they don't groom every trail !!!
post #40 of 48
I agree with huckingfellers. If you're looking for some nice pow pow don't look on the big wide trails under lifts and such. Look for the narrow, winding ones. And if there are no freshies there either, take to the woods. I ski at Sugarloaf and often find that there is fresh/soft snow in the woods for 3 days or more after a dump.
post #41 of 48
I agree with huckingfellas too - there is always a secret or not-so-secret stash to be had at every resort long after the spores and their children have settled down to eat lunch.

Other key points to consider...not all Eastern skiers ski on resort (there is still plenty of powder left for BC skiers even days after it snows). Plus, really long tours are a pain with the heavier gear you use on the resort - I can get similar performance out of lighter gear in the backcountry.

...also, people like me have a quiver because we ski outside the East Coast as much as possible (26 of my 100 days this year were in UT, CO, British Columbia, and S. America and I'm glad I had those powderboards!)

So, maybe I'm a gear slut trying to justify a habit, but as long as I'm having fun (which I am!!!) who cares?
post #42 of 48

I fell off my chair

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Originally Posted by HeluvaSkier
Eastern skiers are better... at carving at least. GREG
post #43 of 48
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Originally Posted by Seven
LOL, where did you get that smilie thingy-ma-jigg
post #44 of 48
Everyone seems to be changing ski for ski. I go from 1 plank to 2 and back... During the Fall and Spring I ski in the AM and ride in the PM. If it's a dump, I ride all day
post #45 of 48
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Originally Posted by rideon
Everyone seems to be changing ski for ski. I go from 1 plank to 2 and back... During the Fall and Spring I ski in the AM and ride in the PM. If it's a dump, I ride all day
I switch from one to two or two to one, but it it's a dump, I ski all day.
post #46 of 48
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Originally Posted by riverc0il
all depends where you are skiing and if you know where to look

seriously, powder don't last until noon on a weekend. everything on the map is usually tracked up in an hour or two. but a nice pair of mid-fats is always good for the junk left behind after the pow pow has already had lines put into it. that junk can last for days under the right conditions and traffic. there are some places you can find untracked lines days after a storm if you know where to look.

best bet is always a multiple ski quivver in my mind. different strokes for different folks i guess! while you are switching over to groomers at noon, i'll still be busting out the pow :
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Originally Posted by Ski=Free
And while we're at it. Grooming and snow making have come such a long way. 10 years ago on a bad day 3/4ths of the mountain could be ice. Nowadays you get a patch here and there. Light years ahead of how it used to be. My hat goes off to the groomers and the makers today!
Two Very different skiers, I know Riverci0l and I are on the same page.

Ps. Ski free... 85% on the groomed? 77 waisted Volkl... maybe a 724 pro?

you need to expand your quiver....
post #47 of 48
Thread Starter 
I am skiing the pro and I love it. I'd love to expand the old quiver. Just sold my ax3's. I'll buy the allstars next season when the price drops by a few hundred. But there is nothing I can't ski on the pro's. Although, since my mcl injury last year moguls are a challenge!
post #48 of 48
I heard the pros work exceptionally well on the freshly mowed grass .
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