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post #31 of 45
oops. apche x is 115/68/99
I was mistaken when I posted tail as 109.

Very cheap 2004/2005 Apache X from Ebay shop Emilioski. Went for less than $100 (160 and 167 sizes). The 181 with marker bindings are only $123 with less than 30 minutes left in auction. The 188 Axis X are $145 at present. I doubt any K2 warranty, but for those prices who cares?

I will demo, but any suggestions on size of Apache X or Axis X for bump ski. I will have other skis for diff terrain. 5'10", 155 lbs, level 8, Colorado MT's (A-Basin, Mary Jane). Thanks
post #32 of 45
Fav bump ski for me:

K2 TNC Comp...circa 1989
post #33 of 45
I just bought the Axis X on EBay last week for $155. The size is 181 cm, which is perfect for getting into today's bumps, a good size for hopping in chutes, and long enough (with today's skis' materials and geometry) to stay stable at speed. BTW, I am 6'0" 178 lbs, and Level 8-9 skier.
post #34 of 45
Based on all the raves, I just picked up a used pair of Axis X's on eBay. Wonder if I was bidding against any other bears.

By the way, anyone know the life expectancy of this ski?
post #35 of 45
seem to be quite a few Bear bumpers @ the Jane.

any interest in a Bear Bump Bonanza?

the bumps are so good at WP/MJ right now any ski works. BTW.....i have a pair of F-17's in my garage right now that i bought at a used ski shop. they appear to be in great shape.
post #36 of 45
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Originally Posted by Rusty Guy
seem to be quite a few Bear bumpers @ the Jane.

any interest in a Bear Bump Bonanza?

the bumps are so good at WP/MJ right now any ski works. BTW.....i have a pair of F-17's in my garage right now that i bought at a used ski shop. they appear to be in great shape.
Awesome idea - and I like the name you came up with for it. So let's definitely come up with a day for this. There's only 3 weekends left for the Jane after this weekend so it may end up on a weekday (guess I'll have to play hooky ).

We should probably start a new thread for this.
post #37 of 45
Bumper: Here is what a friend recently told me about the K2 Mod skis. He has the Axis X Pro, which is the same as our ski, but quite a bit stiffer. His ski has started to lose it in terms of top end after I think 4 seasons, getting some chatter and less stability. He says that he has been told this is because the Mod dampening device starts to "delaminate" inside the ski after repeated poundings. But, I have skied with him and he does pound that ski. He is 6'6" 220 lbs and does some pretty hard landings.

These skis have a nice wood (fir) core that is durable and rubber sheet for dampening. I expect mine to last for many a year, as I don't jump off cliffs or skis bumps like Johnny Moseley. I wouldn't worry about them unless the previous owner really beat the s**t out of them.
post #38 of 45
 My favorite bump ski: The Hart F17's. I am really obsessed with this ski as it has really brought my skiing to a new level. It's also a fun ski to take all over the mountain and is extremely reliable.
post #39 of 45
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Originally Posted by Lars View Post

Rossignol B2, one of the best ever for me.

2nd!
post #40 of 45
Current Favorite

K2 CaBrawler

Favorite ever over the years, F-17s
post #41 of 45
Volkl V-Ski 178cm goes from pow to bumps to park w/o a hitch. And it's indestructible.
post #42 of 45
My favorite bump ski used to be the Dynastar V9

These days it's the Rossignol DirtyBird. Great bump all around ski.
post #43 of 45
I was at the Steamboat trials, there were several Moment ski's being skied. I don't know anything about them but they seemed to be popular. The second most popular was the F-17
post #44 of 45
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post

I was at the Steamboat trials, there were several Moment ski's being skied. I don't know anything about them but they seemed to be popular. The second most popular was the F-17

I was watching that on TV and saw the same thing.  I also saw what I thought was a fatty-pus.
post #45 of 45
it was!  It must be a custom board?
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