Has anyone skied the new Salomon Extra Hot and this years Axis xp. I am interested in these skis but have not had a chance to demo them yet. I am lookiing at these skis in a 175 and 174 length. I would be interested to hear a comparison of these skis from someone who has skied them both. I ski 40+ days a year mostly at Mary Jane CO. I currently have the Axis X in a 174 and a 181 length. I use the 181 on deeper powder days but am thinking of a wider shorter ski for trees, bumps, steeps on those days. I would also like a ski that is fun to carve on cruisers. I am 46 years old, 5'11" and 164lbs. I am a good but not zipper line bump skier and can handle the chutes and trees between the black runs at MJ well. I have tried the Bandit XX in a 177 but it did not excite me. I also skied the Salomon 1080 in a 171 and liked it but wanted something a little more versatile. I also skied an X-Scream Series in a 187 for 4 years. I liked those but bought the Axis X for its quickness (maybe I should have had a shorter X-Scream). I have also started to hear good things about the new 724 Volkl. Would this also be an option perhaps in a 170 or 177 length for Mary Jane terrain? I also ski at Copper, Steamboat, and Telluride ocassionally. Thanks for any comments.
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3/25/03 at 3:51pm