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2001 Slalom Ski for Moguls?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
I spend about 51% of my time in the moguls. I was looking on Ebay for a dedicated mogul ski.

Then I remembered I've got a pair of 2001 Salomon Equipe 10 3V (103-62-93) slalom skis that have never been mounted.

These seem to have the dimensions of a dedicated mogul ski.

I'm thinking about putting bindings on the Salomons and adding a little more base bevel to make them friendlier in the moguls.

What do you guys think? Good idea? Bad Idea?
post #2 of 8
It doesn't sound like a terrible idea to me... They won't be a true bump ski, but they will also be able to be skeid elsewhere if you choose. To date my most favorite skis in bumps were a pair of 160cm Rossi T-Power Viper S skis from 2001. They were 103-65-95... so similar dimensions as what you are looking at.
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
Now that's a fast response!
post #4 of 8
I think that is a mistake. Those skis will be too heavy and have the completely wrong flex pattern for a mogul ski. There are a ton of skis out there that have slightly wider dimensions that would be a way more enjoyable bump ski (and far more versatile and fun as well): Volkl Karma, Salomon Foil, Dynastar Legend..just to name a few. I'm not sure what your budget is, but you can definitely get a selection of last season's bump skis: Dynastar Twister, Salomon 1080 Mogul LAB, K2 Cabrawler from between 400 and 500.

As a final note...I'm not necessarily advocating getting a bump specific ski. Though I ski bumps probably 33% of the time, and 75% of the time when I'm skiing in the East, bump specific skis are pretty lame at carving and going fast, unless fast speed checking is the style of skiing you prefer over carving.

Over the past 4 seasons, I've enjoyed freestyle mid-fat twintips as my bump/all-mountain skis. They are light, have a poppy flex for bumps, and carve well...Though I might cave and get a pair of bump skis this season.
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
that's 1 vote for, 1 vote against.

Anybody else?
post #6 of 8
If you already have the skis, what do you have to loose? Mount them up, I think they will be fine.
post #7 of 8
I would use the Salomon 3V. The sidecut is right, and the flex of the ski is not super stiff, unlike many SL skis.


post #8 of 8
I'd give the 3v's a try. I had their "world cup" version of those from 2001 in a 168 which I really liked in the bumps. Be careful about the base bevel though, go with a 1 degree and you will be fine, too much and those skis will be awful for everything.
Have fun.
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