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post #31 of 40
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thanks Tyrone. The No Ka Oi comparison coupled with that TGR flex guide (which places the Mantras above the soft Bro and below the stiff Bro) gives me something to go on before I hunt you and/or Pat down in Nov./Dec.

post #32 of 40
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Originally Posted by alpinedad View Post
Phil: If you're going to ESA Tahoe, and you have an approximately 325mm boot sole let me know. I may not be there that week, but I can give you the combination for my locker at the base of Alpine.
I have a 305mm..no worries I usually have a drill and jig with me..so we can just remount them! (f you don't have Salomons on them, wo worries again..I usuallu have an extra pair around for such occasions.
post #33 of 40
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Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese View Post
I have a 305mm..no worries I usually have a drill and jig with me..so we can just remount them! (f you don't have Salomons on them, wo worries again..I usuallu have an extra pair around for such occasions.
Nope, mounted with Rossi P140s.

I'd suggest shimming them with 1/8" plywood.
post #34 of 40
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Nope, mounted with Rossi P140s.
Not a problem, we will just toss the Sollies on them and plug the Rossi holes.
post #35 of 40
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Not a problem, we will just toss the Sollies on them and plug the Rossi holes.
Change of plans. I'm going to change my combination, just to be safe.
post #36 of 40

Bro's

Ditto on accolades for PM Gear. Order a pair of 179 softs about l week ago. Pat at PM and MTT here on epid answered all my questions. Really nice to get some personal help, price was good, supporting some snow ski dreamers is great for me. The only problem I'm having is waiting for the snow. Weather Service prdicting lows in the mid 30's later this week.
post #37 of 40
Thread Starter 
one final 2-part question in the To Bro or Not To Bro query:

1a.
Those of you currently riding Bros, what did you ski prior to making the switch?


1b.
Those of you currently riding Bros, what else is in your quiver?


Thanks!
post #38 of 40
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Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese View Post
I have a 305mm..no worries I usually have a drill and jig with me..so we can just remount them! (f you don't have Salomons on them, wo worries again..I usuallu have an extra pair around for such occasions.

My boots are 326mm and I'll be there, but I'll probably have a pair by then anyway.
post #39 of 40
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Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
1a.
Those of you currently riding Bros, what did you ski prior to making the switch?
Primarily 180 Salomon Scream Pilot 8. Occasional demos.

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Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
1b.
Those of you currently riding Bros, what else is in your quiver?
  • The Salomons. But I've only spent a few hours on them since getting the Bros, because my kids weren't yet able to keep up with me on the Bros and I figured I should give them a chance.
  • 200 Kastle Carvemachine National Team GS. I picked them up used midseason, when Tahoe wasn't getting any snow. I spent a weekend on them in late February, before we got 200+ inches in four weeks. But on groomers, whee!
  • I'm adding a pair of used 185 Fischer BigStix 84s as an early-season (or late-season) midfat.
Which pretty much completes my quiver, although I'd love to add a pair of DP Lotus 138s or Armada ARGs for the really deep days.
post #40 of 40
Thread Starter 
i dunno if i need to go as wide as a DP or Armada at this juncture. i think i need to get comfortable with my current quiver (5 skis is a lot, even if you're doing 39+ days).

btw, since joining these forums, i notice that quite a lot of folks are into purchasing used skis.

last season when i was splurging on my quiver i asked my buddy who lives in truckee and is an ex-tech having worked at both Alpine and Northstar and an ex-snowboard racer/current tele fiend about buying demos and/or used skis. since i was gravitating toward wood core planks, he highly discouraged me from doing so given that if they'd been ridden hard and aggressive they would have lost a lot of their snap and pop. he was pretty much of the mind that if you had the money and could hold out for the mid-to-end-of-season deals to just buy new skis (his suggestion may have also been somewhat prompted by the fact that i hadn't had new gear in 17+ years, but i don't think that facorted in too much).
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