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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
I have a set of Pocket Rockets(size 185s) mounted with salomon 810s that I'm looking to trade for a set of 175s. The 2 year old set has been used very little and is in excellent condition. I'll email pics, if interested. Does anyone have 175s for sale?
post #2 of 18
Huck, if you can't trade are you interested in selling?
post #3 of 18
Rick......you wouldn't actually do it would you?
post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by Rusty Guy
Rick......you wouldn't actually do it would you?
Why not? I dont understand. I love my PR's in soft snow conditions. Awesome riding powder ski!!!! Siskel & Ebert( well maybe not ebert) give it 's up.
post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Rick
Huck, if you can't trade are you interested in selling?
Rick, I gotta say no for now, unless I can find a pair of 175s for the right price.
post #6 of 18
Huckfinn, if you don't mind a very quick hijack, what's your height/weight/(skiing) aggression level that makes the 185 Pocket Rockets too big for you? I'm PR-curious, yet don't want to get in a situation where I pick up the wrong size at a swap, etc.

Thanx,
Shawn
post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by ShawnB
Huckfinn, if you don't mind a very quick hijack, what's your height/weight/(skiing) aggression level that makes the 185 Pocket Rockets too big for you? I'm PR-curious, yet don't want to get in a situation where I pick up the wrong size at a swap, etc.

Thanx,
Shawn
Shawn,
I'm 5'11, 175 pounds, and a level eight skier. I was told based on my weight, the 175s will be more responsive for me. Good for trees and tight chutes. The 185s will work a lot better for open bowls and big turns, which I don't need right now. I'll grab a stiffer pair of boards for the big bowls (hence higher speeds.)

Cheers,
Huck
post #8 of 18
Thanks, Huck; I appreciate your response:

I'm same height/weight, level 9, so I guess it's possible that 185 PR's would work slightly better for me. But then again, I like to dance in the trees and pop medium-to-short turns, so I wouldn't want to risk going too big. Tough to know what to think here.

Regardless, it's interesting that you felt these 185's were running too long and forcing you into bigger arcs than you wanted. It's good info to have, and runs counter to the conventional wisdom that PR's are soft and turny in any damn size. Perhaps they're more sensitive to weight than many at Epic and TGR have implied.

Much obliged,
Shawn
post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by ShawnB
Huckfinn, if you don't mind a very quick hijack, what's your height/weight/(skiing) aggression level that makes the 185 Pocket Rockets too big for you? I'm PR-curious, yet don't want to get in a situation where I pick up the wrong size at a swap, etc.

Thanx,
Shawn
I'm 5'11" and Level 9. The PRs are fine for me in tight trees skiing in wet coastal PNW snow. Just another data point. I can overpower the PRs in groomed snow going at speed but then that's not where the PRs are the best ski
post #10 of 18
Thread Starter 
What length are you riding on LeeLau?

Do you think the longer 185s would be more stable at high speeds?
post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by Huckfinn
What length are you riding on LeeLau?
Sorry - the most important point - I'm on 185s.

My wife is also level 9 and 150lbs and also has 185 PRs.

Another data point - we demo'ed 185 Head Mad Trix Mojos. I liked them. They were too much ski for her. The Heads are stiffer then the PRs
post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by LeeLau
Sorry - the most important point - I'm on 185s.

My wife is also level 9 and 150lbs and also has 185 PRs.

Another data point - we demo'ed 185 Head Mad Trix Mojos. I liked them. They were too much ski for her. The Heads are stiffer then the PRs
Oh, is sharon a better skier than you too, lau? We all know she's the better rider!
post #13 of 18
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Oh, is sharon a better skier than you too, lau? We all know she's the better rider!
How can i possibly argue with that? She definitely has better taste in gear
post #14 of 18
I guess the hijack is complete. Whoops! Sorry, Huckfinn...


But hey, while you're here, LeeLau; how do you feel about the PR's in what's endemic to us left-coasters--heavy crud and chop? And how do they handle crusty or re-freezing pow, a la late afternoons here in the west? This is the kind of stuff I really worry about with them, since their tips are so allegedly floppy--but I defer to those who have experience with them, unlike me.

Thanks again,
Shawn
P.S. Huckfinn wants to trade 185 PR's for 175's, if anyone's game. It doesn't hurt for us to keep this thread bumped up to the top gabbing about other stuff, but I don't want the original intent of his post to get lost!
post #15 of 18
Sorry Huck.

I like my the fact the PR's are floppy.

This might give you more context. I also have Kneissl Tankers 93mm waist and Goode Carbon skis 90mm.

The PRs are for inbounds deep and crud. The Tankers and Goodes are both backcountry setups. The Tankers are a pretty hefty alpine ski (daytrips) and the Goodes are a super lightweight setup (multi-day traverses and tours).

I've also skied Rossi XXX's and B3s 92mm Head Mad Trix Mojos 90mm; G3 Barons 84 mm and Black Diamond Havocs 87mm.

All those measurements are waist sizes and Im going from the top of my head so please excuse me if I'm wrong by a few mms.

When I'm in powder I want a ski that rewards my bad habits; that lets me be a little lazy, sit in the back seat, pick a poor line, land off a drop tail first etc.

The PRs are that kind of ski. I've had them in pretty shitty crud and in typical snot Whistler snow and they've done well. The bottom line is that I dont have to muscle them. They're light and they ski like it. I doubt they will be a 200 day ski but I've got enough skis and don't ski inbound enough that maybe a 100 days on the PRs will be 3 years for me. Typical scenario, I dive into trees and the trees get tighter and tighter. I don't have to back off on speed - I can be fairly confident that I can turn quick enough to steer around anything and go where I want to go. This is more the ski then me; I didn't have that same confidence with the XXX's for example.

I also had R:ex's and wasn't crazy about them in deep pow. The Rex's are 84 mm waist skis so aren't as fat but also the tips are stiff and would dive. I also tried my wife's G4s and hated them in the snow. Too much ski for me. They were an 84 mm ski and I hated every minute I spent on them in the 30 cms of nice fluffy light interior powder we got at Sun Peaks. I have to work way too hard to keep the G4s under control and bottom - line the PR's were effortless in that snow.

I stick to the same ski all day and the PRs work fine in late day cement and crud conditions. Again they just make life pretty easy. Not so good in the scraped up bumps but I don't expect them to shine there.

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Originally Posted by ShawnB
I guess the hijack is complete. Whoops! Sorry, Huckfinn...


But hey, while you're here, LeeLau; how do you feel about the PR's in what's endemic to us left-coasters--heavy crud and chop? And how do they handle crusty or re-freezing pow, a la late afternoons here in the west? This is the kind of stuff I really worry about with them, since their tips are so allegedly floppy--but I defer to those who have experience with them, unlike me.

Thanks again,
Shawn
P.S. Huckfinn wants to trade 185 PR's for 175's, if anyone's game. It doesn't hurt for us to keep this thread bumped up to the top gabbing about other stuff, but I don't want the original intent of his post to get lost!
post #16 of 18
Wow. Thanks a ton; very helpful info, LeeLau.

Cheers,
-Shawn
post #17 of 18
Thread Starter 
I'll second ShawnB, Thanks a lot for the info LeeLau!

And thanks Shawn for keeping the thread going. But I'm startin to think with enough skiing, and Moosedrool afterwards, I should be able to put on a few pounds to keep the 185s turnin quick.

Cheers,
Huck
post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by Huckfinn
I'll second ShawnB, Thanks a lot for the info LeeLau!

And thanks Shawn for keeping the thread going. But I'm startin to think with enough skiing, and Moosedrool afterwards, I should be able to put on a few pounds to keep the 185s turnin quick.

Cheers,
Huck
hey huck; Im glad I could help. They're a very popular ski so even if you do need to trade down to a smaller size that shouldn't be a problem later.
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