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post #31 of 54
how about these and yes i am bored
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post #32 of 54
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Originally Posted by HeluvaSkier View Post
Garry, I envy how you count to three Have you been hanging around Phil recently? Three turned into eight pretty quickly .

Later

GREG
I got started and couldn't stop.
I would like all of these and sort out my favorites later
Then sell off the losers

If i have to choose I got them in order . At least the first three . The rest are throw ins. I would like to try the Stocklis .I think i would like them also
post #33 of 54
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post
I have no Dignity! For an easy carver you may look at a head 800 or IM72.
Easy carver indeed, my mom just got a pair of IM72s at the end of last season (her first shaped skis), though she got them to make off-piste more fun.
post #34 of 54
Buy Volkl's new line up, minus a few overlapping pairs.
-Sumos... gone helliing in 5ft. of 4% (They're leather!!!)
-Gotamas... any other pow... non-resort.
-mantras... a storm-day resort ski.
-AC4... the king of resort skis. Anything but firm or bottomless.
-Your choice of groomer/hardsnow boards.

I don't know a skier out there looking to buy five new pairs of boards. Either way, my point... go Volkl with at least one pair.
post #35 of 54
I might need a resort ski...
post #36 of 54
I still love my AX3's from a few years back. Love my AC4's. But on my for free wish list are.... are you ready for this.... Rossi B Squad. I demoed them last March and had a lot of fun on them. They're light and quick for such a big ski.


Yea I know I bought a pair of 1080 Guns in April. But I like the Pocket Rockets too.

I'm surprised Phil didn't say AC4. I seem to recall he seemed to like mine better then the B11's. The AC4 was more even weighted.
post #37 of 54
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Originally Posted by Max Capacity View Post
I'm surprised Phil didn't say AC4. I seem to recall he seemed to like mine better then the B11's. The AC4 was more even weighted.
Yes I did. but I also liked the M11 B5's better than your AC4's
post #38 of 54
I guess I am going to have to try out an AC4 and an M11 B5 this year so I can see what all the fuss is about...
post #39 of 54
On paper, those Scott Santiago Missions look interesting to me and I'll be interested in hearing any impressions anyone that skis them can share. The reviews are so superficial. Idon't really see how the quoted reviewer can call them nimble and the "Con" is that they're averse to short radius turns when they have a 15m turn radius. Does that comment make sense to anyone else? I like the low price relative to the competition too. I assume they'll be a relatively low volume item so post-season bargains may be scarce. One may have to pay retail and that price stings a little less.
post #40 of 54
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Originally Posted by jstraw View Post
On paper, those Scott Santiago Missions look interesting to me and I'll be interested in hearing any impressions anyone that skis them can share. The reviews are so superficial. Idon't really see how the quoted reviewer can call them nimble and the "Con" is that they're averse to short radius turns when they have a 15m turn radius. Does that comment make sense to anyone else? I like the low price relative to the competition too. I assume they'll be a relatively low volume item so post-season bargains may be scarce. One may have to pay retail and that price stings a little less.
The Mission got rave reviews in France, in the magazines and from the posters of Skipass. If you read french, you can start here.
But I didn't demoed it myself.
post #41 of 54
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Originally Posted by samurai View Post
Buy Volkl's new line up, minus a few overlapping pairs.
-Sumos... gone helliing in 5ft. of 4% (They're leather!!!)
-Gotamas... any other pow... non-resort.
-mantras... a storm-day resort ski.
-AC4... the king of resort skis. Anything but firm or bottomless.
-Your choice of groomer/hardsnow boards.

I don't know a skier out there looking to buy five new pairs of boards. Either way, my point... go Volkl with at least one pair.
I've gotta admit, that's quiver I could live with (although I may substitute the Pontoons for the Sumo's - just cause they're nifty).

At my creaky age (52), I wonder if something like the easy-turning Salomon Sandstorm might be a good choice, over beefy bruisers like the Gotama or Mantra.

I've always slightly sneered at French skis due to their light, "touch" qualities, preferring the sheer power of Austrian boards.

But, I'm finding my muscles burn more in deep crud by day's end. Perhaps the agile fluidity of the Sandstorm would easier to sustain.
post #42 of 54

I have enough skis

But if I were gonna buy somthing?

How about the Igneous FFL 200CM 260 Flex

Or the Igneous LG Flex??
post #43 of 54
Is Igneous making skis again? I hated them years ago.
post #44 of 54
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Is Igneous making skis again? I hated them years ago.
Yes they make skis, but not fancy top sheets anymore, you get WOOD stained light or Dark
post #45 of 54
I just hit their website. (I'm a little out of the loop here in Japan.) Personally, I love the top sheets. I like the small-town shop making skis too. But I skied a pair years ago and thought they were dogs. I hate to be judgmental. Perhaps they really do rip.
post #46 of 54
Volkl Sanouks for heliskiing
Volkl Gotamas for resort backcountry powder
Volkl Karmas for park/groomers

Call me dedicated, but I love my Volkls......I seasoned the Gotamas last winter and they were indestructible. I've never fallen in love with a pair of skis before, but it happened. Absolutely beautiful.
post #47 of 54
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Originally Posted by Chris1979 View Post

Call me dedicated, but I love my Volkls.
You're dedicated.


I understand the condition intimately.
post #48 of 54
At the moment, I'm pretty curious to see what a Nordica GS race ski would feel like on the hardpack.
post #49 of 54
Then again, every time I ski my local mole-hill, I'm reminded how much nicer a pair of RX8s would be.

AND the SX11 is a great short-to-medium radius ripper.....

TOO MANY SKIS; TOO LITTLE TIME!
post #50 of 54
For cruising the green and blue groomers nothing narrower than the Pontoon will do. You have to get with the program...
post #51 of 54
My current Fischer WC RC plus the '06/'07 Fischer RX9 Sandwich, '06/'07 Volkl AC4, Blizzard Titan 9 and '06/'07 Volkl Gotama to round out my (imaginary) five ski quiver.

Cheers,

Michael
post #52 of 54
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Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
At the moment, I'm pretty curious to see what a Nordica GS race ski would feel like on the hardpack.
I bet it would scream. I want something like that so I can go really fast!

No mention of the Nordica Top Fuel. There are two new models out that look mighty fine.

So one of each.
post #53 of 54
AC4s to replace my beloved but aging G20W.

Gotamas just in case I ever get out west again.
post #54 of 54
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Originally Posted by Lostboy View Post
For cruising the green and blue groomers nothing narrower than the Pontoon will do. You have to get with the program...
LOL

Michael
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