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Thread Starter 
I'm looking at some 193 Pimp Daddies, Rossi B4s, Apache Outlaws and some others. I live in Portland and U.S. Outdoor store has some sweet deals going on the 2006 models.

I grew up skiing in Alaska, so am used to the heavy powder here in OR. I've been on a pair of Salomon X-Mountains for years and have loved them. Am just now getting over ACL surgery and have decided to drop some cash on a new pair of boards but haven't been keeping up to date on what's good. I'm 6'5", about 200 pounds and am an expert skier.

I've heard that the pimp daddy is pretty soft when flexed in the store, but that's understandable because of the twin tip. I also hear that it turns allright for a ski with a 99 waist. I'm also looking at a pair of B4s but don't know much about them. Again, I've been out of touch with skiing for a couple years.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I mostly ski Mt. Hood on powder and soft crud days, love the trees and hucking when the landings are soft. My main concern is to avoid buying noodles and I'd like to be able to make tight turns when necessary in the backcountry. So far the pimps are looking like the ones but I would love to hear what folks have to say.

Thanks much. See you in the lift line or the skin trail.
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I also ski Hood and I ski Bandit B3's and Bandit X's. I'm also a HUGE fan of US Outdoor, especially Jeremy and Scotty G.

I haven't had any problems skiing the B3's w/in my ability level (8-9) on any type of terrain/snow condition/speed and I'm 5'10" 215 lbs. I haven't skiid the B4's, so I can't speak for their abilities.

You may also want to look at Dynastar Legend 8800/Pro's and PM Gear Bro's, of which I'm considering for this upcoming season for my powder/crud ski.
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I've found the best soft snow ski for me is the K2 Seth. Great sidecut, quick, and holds great on the hardpack.
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I ski at Hood and the NW in general. Last year I skied the Outlaws, B3's, Line Prophet 80, and AC4. I'm 6'1"/215 and liked the Outlaws best, but I'm looking at this years Line Prophet 90 (the 80's were just a bit too narrow for the soft chunky snow). The Prophet is a pretty sweet deal at $499 and the designer - Eric Pollard - is an Oregon/Mt. Hood homeboy.

US outdoor store carries all these skis and they seem to be good folks willing to take the time to get you in the right gear.

Good luck
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Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the input guys. I agree that a soft snow AT ski in the PNW is best above 90mm underfoot. I'll be gear searching for the next few weeks, there are a lot of good deals out there.

Now I just need to decide whether to get some Fritschis or not.
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