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post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Hey Epic,

Last season I spent quite a bit of time on a website that punched out "recommendations" for new skis based on criteria you entered (ability, target conditions-powder-groomers, etc.). It was an interesting resource for choosing skis, but despite about an hour of google searches and archive searches through Epic, I can't seem to find that website now. For the life of me I can't even remember anything about the name of the site, and somehow I didn't bookmark it. Does any of this ring a bell with any one of you?

Thanks!
post #2 of 8
Check this thread: http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=44841

Might not be the same one you are looking for, but might get you some good info. Also, the $20 spent at www.realskiers.com could be helpful in cross referencing info you get off the other sites.

Glenn
post #3 of 8
http://www.skinet.com/skinet/gear/ap...26999,,00.html

This link on skinet has a checklist. I am not sure if this is the one you are looking for.
post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
Check this thread: http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=44841

Might not be the same one you are looking for, but might get you some good info. Also, the $20 spent at www.realskiers.com could be helpful in cross referencing info you get off the other sites.

Glenn
Spadout has an interesting layout and I'll probably spend more time here, too, but...

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Originally Posted by nyskier View Post
http://www.skinet.com/skinet/gear/ap...26999,,00.html

This link on skinet has a checklist. I am not sure if this is the one you are looking for.

SKINET was the one I was looking for! Thanks for coming through so quickly!

Cheers,
post #5 of 8
I'm not sure I agree with you a hundred percent on your police work, there, Skinet.

Recommendations don't seem right. Powder performance ski = Rossi B2 & Volkl 724.... and the Sanouk? Kind of a big difference there, don'tcha think???? Not sure if I would trust this skinet site for an accurate recommendation
post #6 of 8
You have searched for Level III (Expert) skis that are best for Powder Performance, Stability At Speed, Long Turns, Medium Turns, Short Turns, Maneuverability, Hard Snow Grip, Crud Performance, Corduroy Performance, Mogul Performance, Rebound Energy and Forgiveness.

Result #1: K2 Pontoon.

Followed By:

Nordica Hot Rod 78 Top Fuel
K2 Apache Outlaw M1
Volkl Gotama



You have searched for Level III (Expert) skis that are best for Powder Performance.

Result #1: K2 Pontoon.

Followed By:

Nordica Hot Rod 78 Top Fuel
K2 Apache Outlaw M1
Volkl Gotama


It also says "Here are the top 5 best skis for your needs." And only brings up 4 everytime. I think the site needs some work, I just wonder if anyone will end up on a pair of Pontoons thinking it's the most versatile ski out there
post #7 of 8
I asked for a good medium radius ski for crud and mogals and the first two recommendations were 110mm and 108 mm waisted skis. Probably not the best choice for bumps.
post #8 of 8
I used those the last two seasons to aid in determining what to demo.

I took them mostly as loose suggestions, then read up about each ski on the appropriate manufacturers website.

I made a list of what I wanted to try, found the shops that carried them and then talked to the shop techs to determine what I should and should not demo.

I would use those lists as a very loose guideline of what to demo.
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