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Help me out with powder skis

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I need a set of powder skis. I'm 6'2 and 180 lbs. I currently ski a X-Scream 187 cm. The ski's great on hard pack but I find I get stuck alot in off piste or in the powder. I have tried the Bandit XXX and the Pocket rocket and I liked both of those. What other skis would ride similar and work for me? I'm more interested in last years or even a year ealier models (no money ). I usually ski in the pac nw which obviously tends to have some wet and sticky snow.
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cliff201, welcome to EpicSki on your second post!

There are so many to choose from, including Volkl Explosivs, Atomic Sugar Daddys, Volant Chubbs, K2 Seth Pistols, and more. If you skied the Bandits and PRs, perhaps you can find an old pair on eBay or in the Swap here on EpicSki. I think it's always best to go with what you've enjoyed...
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Look around for a pair of used CMH Volkl Explosivs; they can be had cheap, and they're a great ski. There's a pair for sale here:

http://www.biglines.com/classifieds...._id=2&start=10


You can also usually find a pair advertised on Teton Gravity Research:

http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=9


And, of course, EBay is always a good resource.
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Originally Posted by ssh
cliff201, welcome to EpicSki on your second post!

There are so many to choose from, including Volkl Explosivs, Atomic Sugar Daddys, Volant Chubbs, K2 Seth Pistols, and more. If you skied the Bandits and PRs, perhaps you can find an old pair on eBay or in the Swap here on EpicSki. I think it's always best to go with what you've enjoyed...
Ssh you stole my line!
post #5 of 9
Didn't steal my line. Look at the Volkl Mantra which replaces the Explosiv.
post #6 of 9
Try this link looks like he has some heli daddys and powder rides cheap.

http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=35318
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Cirquerider, I skipped the Mantra since he said he was looking for old/used skis. I doubt one will find many cheap Mantras at this point, don't you?
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How are the Volant chubbs? There seem to be quite a few on ebay for sale for fairly affordable. They look liken the would be great in powder but do they carve okay for a big ski and are they good for steep chutes?
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Originally Posted by cliff201
How are the Volant chubbs? There seem to be quite a few on ebay for sale for fairly affordable. They look liken the would be great in powder but do they carve okay for a big ski and are they good for steep chutes?
Personally, I've never skied the V2 Chubbs, though I own two earlier versions of the Chubb. By all accounts (and I've read dozens of them), the V2 version is a great soft snow ski for intermediates up through less aggressive styled experts. It is forgiving, and has enough sidecut to carve on groomed slopes, though it is certainly not intended as a hardpack ski. I would very much like to try it, and expect, in the right length, it would be an outstanding first powder ski for all but the largest and/or the most aggressive skiers.

That said, I will mention that any of the pre-V2 Chubbs are the bomb!:
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