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On-Piste ski

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Hoping i can get some advice for a ski purchase. I ski in the Sierra and have a pair of powder ski's that i love. I need a pair of ski's for the "front" of the mountain. I want them to be able to carve at high speeds but also be reasonable in the bumps.
I want to pick up a 06 ski to try and save some money.
im considering
Volkl all-star
volkly 5-star
K2 Crossfire

any advice?? im 5'11 160lbs..and a strong skiier.
post #2 of 9
Fischer RX8
Head iXRC1100SW or 1200i
post #3 of 9
Considering where you ski any on-piste ski you get will need to be good in slush since you're likely to ski it. Because of that I would look at a good on-piste ski with a waist in the mid-70s. My recommendations would be the Nordica Hot Rod Top Fuel, Atomic Metron B5, Elan Magfire 12 & the Volkl AC3.
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I'd second Fox Hat's recommendation of the Head 1200 SW. The naming on that one gets a little tricky though, this season is the third season they've changed it, but I'lll try to explain it briefly:
04/05: 1100SW, the original
05/06: changed to 1200SW, virtually the same, except for 'Liquidmetal'
06/07: changed to Supershape Speed, exactly the same as 1200SW. There is also an '07 1200SW, but the measurements have changed, it now has a 69mm waist, which may make it slightly better. I'm told it's still very high performance and a lot of fun.
post #5 of 9
Isn't the 1200SW a bit stiff for the bumps?
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Volkl All Stars is what I'm getting for pretty much what you are talking about doing (except I avoid bumps).
post #7 of 9
I'm pretty much a similar description to fxjeffry except I ski Colorado. I've heard some good things about the Dynastar Contact 9 as a good Front Side ski but saw a post on this site that they have terrible durability. Can anyone comment on performance and how they'll hold up to a full season of bumps and high speed groomers?

prm
post #8 of 9
1) What turn size/shape do you like?

2) What style (pivot or carve) do you use in bumps?
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Originally Posted by CanuckInstructor View Post
There is also an '07 1200SW, but the measurements have changed, it now has a 69mm waist, which may make it slightly better. I'm told it's still very high performance and a lot of fun.
I skiied the 06/07 1200i (which is the SW version), and yes, it is a lot of fun. Reminded me of why I bought the 1100SW. It was only a brief test on an indoor slope. wouldn't mind opening it up on the hill...

As for being stiff for bumps, yes, it's a sacrifice, but if I was looking to do bumps, but have fun on piste, I'd probably just go a bit shorter.
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