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post #1 of 22
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This is the deal:

You fly into SLC, get your room, and recieve 20" of fresh powder overnight at Alta/Bird.

If you brought your own quiver along, what do grab?

If you plan to rent/demo, what would be your first choice?

I'm asking because this is the situation I faced last season, & I elected to stick with my XP's, While I'd say at least 90% of the skiers up on the bowls were on PR's, & a few on B3's.
They were definetaly having more fun.

Ray
post #2 of 22
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Originally Posted by rayl1964
This is the deal:

You fly into SLC, get your room, and recieve 20" of fresh powder overnight at Alta/Bird.

If you brought your own quiver along, what do grab?

If you plan to rent/demo, what would be your first choice?

I'm asking because this is the situation I faced last season, & I elected to stick with my XP's, While I'd say at least 90% of the skiers up on the bowls were on PR's, & a few on B3's.
They were definetaly having more fun.

Ray
A pow day @ the Bird? I would have thought there would have been Allot of Dynastar Legends (Various flavors) What with the huge Dynastar Demo Center right by the Tram and a joint marketing agreement with Dynastar, they even made a Legend 1100? with a cheezy Snowbird Graphic.

After that masive numbers of Volki Explosives, 8 years worth of them out there.
post #3 of 22
Also On my two trips to the Bird last year, i saw a significant number on the huge Atomic Big Daddies / More so than any western area I have seen.

I would be sking the Skis I brought with me, (MY SKIS)
post #4 of 22
Well this is easy, I'd click into my '01 Volant Chubbs (188cm).
post #5 of 22
No doubt about it, Mantra Thats what I brought, and I'm stickin to it
post #6 of 22
It used to be Volant Chubbs - still one of the best powder skis ever made.

Nowadays - 06 Sugar Daddy's. Lighter and crisper.

But, I'm not selling the Chubbs.
post #7 of 22
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Originally Posted by Captain_Strato
But, I'm not selling the Chubbs.
I'll make no more offers on your Chubbs Captain, I bought myself a second pair in the 180 size for seeking powder stashes in the trees.
post #8 of 22
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Originally Posted by volantaddict
Well this is easy, I'd click into my '01 Volant Chubbs (188cm).
Jealous and envious, nice skis man.
post #9 of 22
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Originally Posted by rayl1964
This is the deal:

You fly into SLC, get your room, and recieve 20" of fresh powder overnight at Alta/Bird.
20" isn't an epic day at snowbird.....
post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by Highway Star
20" isn't an epic day at snowbird.....
eh, it will do in a pinch given wind effect. A 20" snowfall will be bottomless in a lot of places. I'm still bringin the Mantras.
post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by volantaddict
I'll make no more offers on your Chubbs Captain, I bought myself a second pair in the 180 size for seeking powder stashes in the trees.
Very smart move. Unlike conventional skis, which quickly become outdated or tired, a good powder ski lasts a long, long time.

Loss of camber may actually be a good thing for powder skis (esp. Chubbs). Fat ski sizes and styles don't change much, and the edges last forever.

I'm really only getting the new Sugar Daddy's because, after 10 years, I wanna try something different.

But, there's nothing the Cubbs couldn't handle, including nasty wind-hardened glacier ice that had others crashing and thrashing.

Net result, keep 'em!
post #12 of 22
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Originally Posted by Captain_Strato
Very smart move. Unlike conventional skis, which quickly become outdated or tired, a good powder ski lasts a long, long time.

Loss of camber may actually be a good thing for powder skis (esp. Chubbs). Fat ski sizes and styles don't change much, and the edges last forever.

I'm really only getting the new Sugar Daddy's because, after 10 years, I wanna try something different.

But, there's nothing the Chubbs couldn't handle, including nasty wind-hardened glacier ice that had others crashing and thrashing.

Net result, keep 'em!
I firmly believe it was a good move adding the second pair of Chubbs, and see it as a sign of great intelligence that you recognise it as such. This doesn't mean I'm done amassing an arsenal of steel though, au contraire I bid on a pair of V2 Chubbs this morning, and even entertain thoughts of getting a pair of Spatulas. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!! It's all part of my master plan!!!
post #13 of 22
Um, I think my pistols would get an outing.
post #14 of 22
If it's earlier in the season and theres a good chance of me hitting a rock or two, I'd be on my semi-beat up 180 V-Ex's.

If coverage is looking good, I'd be on my 183 Gotomas.
post #15 of 22
I'd be on my Snowb.... :

If I'm skiing I'd be on The Beast's or if I had to rent something like them...
post #16 of 22
I don't know sometimes Ilike the feeling of diving deep into the snow flexing the knees Porpoising up and down feeling the Pow rush over my face. I have skied my My chubbs My New K2 Apache Chiefs and XP and Dynastar 8000 in some deep stuff and all have been a lot of fun. One of my best Powdr days was at the Canyons two years ago with some epicski members i was on Atomic R11s and had a blast As They say run what ya Brung
post #17 of 22
I'd try to find myself a pair of Iggys
post #18 of 22
If I had my quiver, I would get on my Volant Machete FBs.

I I could demo something, I would like to try out some of the Volant Spatulas.
post #19 of 22

my V2 chubbs

they ain't seen any action yet.
post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by Knute
If I had my quiver, I would get on my Volant Machete FBs.

I I could demo something, I would like to try out some of the Volant Spatulas.
I like the way you think!
post #21 of 22
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Originally Posted by ryan
they ain't seen any action yet.
The V2 Chubbs are a ski I'm keeping my eyes out for. I suspect they're a nice refinement on the old '95 Chubbs I have, yet retain the silky smoothness of the original. Good find!
post #22 of 22
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Originally Posted by Captain_Strato
The V2 Chubbs are a ski I'm keeping my eyes out for. I suspect they're a nice refinement on the old '95 Chubbs I have, yet retain the silky smoothness of the original. Good find!
There's a pair of 175s on ebay right now with Rossi axitec (sp?)14 bindings, and they're starting at $300. They are said to have been used for one week in B.C.

I've been pretty tempted to bid on them, but that would be silly, now wouldn't it, give that I have those 180cm '96 Chubbs coming next Tuesday. Ah so many skis, so little money.
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