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post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
has anyone gotten to try the 2005/2006 scratch fs skis in a length of 167? (the grey/yellow ones with the caution tape on tip and chalk outline on tail)
if you have could you tell me what they are like on different conditions, are they really that good at spinning, and how well the last and endure beatings.
im 14 years old, about 5' 2.5" and 105 pounds but still growing and will probably get the scratches this year for my new skis. im an intermediate-advanced skier and mostly ski at sugarloaf and sunday river in maine, might get to killington this year and was wondering if someone could give me a review on these skis
thanks
post #2 of 17
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Originally Posted by kittle09
has anyone gotten to try the 2005/2006 scratch fs skis in a length of 167? (the grey/yellow ones with the caution tape on tip and chalk outline on tail)
if you have could you tell me what they are like on different conditions, are they really that good at spinning, and how well the last and endure beatings.
im 14 years old, about 5' 2.5" and 105 pounds but still growing and will probably get the scratches this year for my new skis. im an intermediate-advanced skier and mostly ski at sugarloaf and sunday river in maine, might get to killington this year and was wondering if someone could give me a review on these skis
thanks

can't say I ever even heard of that ski.

try this site:

http://www.skireviews.co.uk/en/skis/skis-reviews,1.html
post #3 of 17
I used to ski the 04/05 Scratch FS in 172 as my primary ski. I'm not sure if any changes were made for 05/06 other than new graphics. The skis faired decently overall, and while I was considerably heavier than you at the time, were not great on anything bordering on steep and icy. If you're seeking a hard carver with considerable grip, I would look elsewhere. My quiver expanded greatly after that season, and I moved on to a stiffer all mountain ski, which made a world of difference. As for the park, they were quite light, and worked well. Granted the edges are tuned (I trashed my bases and edges hiking local hills with <4" of snow ), the skis will probably be fine at your weight. However, chances are you will quickly outgrow them, especially if your not entirely park oriented. Cost is probably the major factor here--what are you looking at?
post #4 of 17
Use the google search feature. There are a few posts on that ski.
post #5 of 17
167 would be way too big for you, especially if you want to spin. My 15 year old son is 5'9" 140 lbs., skis a 161 in the park and 167 gs ski.
post #6 of 17
Have you thought about a scott p2 or salomon flyer.
post #7 of 17
Thread Starter 
im growing into them and can find the scratch fs quite cheap, i probably wont do much spinning this year any way due to bad crashes last year trying 3's (dont have the way of spotting my landing) and ill most likely stick to all mountain. my friend is 5'8 uses k2 fujatives at 169 and has no trouble at all spinning. I think that shredhead has a weird son if he skis 161's at 5'9"
im looking for skis and bindings for less than $450 and i can get that with the scratch fs and look p10 (maybe around $460 because i need wide brakes) anyways, i think id grow into them well and wouldnt grow out of them fast. i dont like salomon 1080s and i think the scotts are expensive arent they?
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by SHREDHEAD
167 would be way too big for you, especially if you want to spin. My 15 year old son is 5'9" 140 lbs., skis a 161 in the park and 167 gs ski.
Shredhead what's the matter with that boy of yours??






161's for a 140 pounder sounds right on to me, could easliy go a little shorter:105 i would think mid 150's
post #9 of 17
Check out backcountry.com They have the following
K2 Fujative (159,169,179) at $194 :
Line Chronic Wide (157) $291
Elan M02 Rail (155) $239

they have Line invaders but I think I am right in saying they have problems with lasting a full season. If I were you I'd probably go with the fujative.
post #10 of 17
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K2 Fujative (159,169,179) at $194
Line Chronic Wide (157) $291
Elan M02 Rail (155) $239
+ many more options at a number of sites. You should be able to pick up a pair of last years park skis and bindings for well under $450, if not $300. Check out Backcountry.com for starters (as edmundh suggested). Evogear also tends to have some pretty good deals. They have '06 Trouble Maker's for $200 right now.

Are you limited to buying new?
post #11 of 17
Sorry Kittle, ski length is subjective and I may have made some assumptions that I shouldn't have. It's just that I've seen my kid’s progress much faster when they are on properly sized equipment.
I would think that the 159 Fujative would be a good choice
post #12 of 17
Thread Starter 
i still need ski reviews on this ski! and yes i definitely want new skis and not used. also to explain myself i would outgrow the 158 scratch pro too quickly and want the longer ski for stability at the speeds i go out all over the rest of the mountain. and does anyone know a site that has the gray rossignol scrathc 100 bindings from 05 or somethin (they have the same style as the old bindings that came with the redish and blue scratch skis) hopefully for cheap and with a wide enough brake for 80-100mm skis?
post #13 of 17
Keep in mind that if you decide to use Backcountry.com, you can help out with EpicSki's support by using the link at the bottom of the page...
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post #15 of 17
Thread Starter 
also going back to another thread that i saw about ski lengths in twin tips, the tail doesnt actually touch the ski like old skis. So, technically a twin tip ski is shorter than normal because the tail is included in length and so a 167cm doesn't control like a 167 but moore around a 163 or so. It's just a little harder to spin but im strong enough... got all you fooled now!
and another good point, when i was looking at size chart's for ski lengths on a couple of websites i noticed that ive been skiing on skis that are long for me since probably the second pair i got so im pretty used to skiing on long skis. so yeah
post #16 of 17
Thread Starter 
ok nevermind about the whole scratch fs thing... im gonna try to get some 05/06 k2 public enemys in a 164
probably a lot stiffer ski but a lot better on the all mountain terrain
im now 15 years old, 5'4" and 110 lbs ...said i was growing...
and if someone could write some reviews on these skis it would be greatly appreciated.
thanks
post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by kittle09 View Post
ok nevermind about the whole scratch fs thing... im gonna try to get some 05/06 k2 public enemys in a 164
probably a lot stiffer ski but a lot better on the all mountain terrain
im now 15 years old, 5'4" and 110 lbs ...said i was growing...
and if someone could write some reviews on these skis it would be greatly appreciated.
thanks
search on the forums. either these ones or TGR. or both. tons of info. also try searching for "PEs*" because of the 4 character max
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