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new skis - Mojo90/ScratchBCFS/Karma/Foil

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
I need a new everyday ski (Louise/Sunshine/sometimes fernie).

I ski mostly steeps and look for powder but don't find it that often. I don't mind churning through the bumps. I might run through the park 1-2 times a day for the kickers. Groomers back to the lift only. I am 6'1 and 165. Advanced skier who still tries pretty hard. I want these skis to last a while too.

I have looked around and can get a decent deal on the following skis. Mojo90, Scratch BC or fs, karma, Foil. My leading choices are the scratch bc and the mojo 90.

What should I get and in what length?
post #2 of 14
You are going to love life with any of those skis, and I'm sure everyone has their own opinions. If this is your only ski, I would go with the Mojo or the BC because of the width. The Karma is a good crudy and 2-4 inch powder ski, but not great for the big dumps compared to the mojo or the scratch. Someone else might be better to provide the differences between those too. Though I suspect the basic differences is that the Mojo is a lot stiffer, and probably heavier as well.
post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks. 2 of the 3 pros I talked to said they liked the BC. But.....

The mojo 90 would save me $100 over the BC. Maybe I should just go that way. I am thinking 176 instead of the 186? What is better for me?

Stiffer means what again?
post #4 of 14
mojo 90 is an awesome ski! Go with the 176, 185 is getting long in the trees and the bumps your size, im the same height as you but weight 190 and the 176 is perfect
post #5 of 14
I've got the Mojo90 in 186cm and think it's a great ski. I was 6' and 170-175lbs last season and skied it just fine in the trees and bumps (this season I'm 10 lbs lighter but still think it will be find). When I was skiing in Utah I experienced a bit of tip dive and over-the-handlebars feeling in powder that I think would be exacerbated by the shorter 176. Just one persons opinion though.
post #6 of 14
I have skied the mojo 90 once, and it was a lively, responsive ski for me...I have skiied the new Mojo 103 several times this year, so if they are built anything alike (construction wise) you will be VERY happy. I know they have different geometry, but any Head ski is bomber in my opinion. I have always felt since they came back from the brink of 80's extinction that they have been underrated....good luck!
post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 
I have since seen good reviews on the Scott Mission and Blizzard Titan 9. I haven't seen these brands in any Calgary shops yet though so I guess I should go for the mojos.

Thanks for the input.
post #8 of 14
I use 186 Mojo 90's at Louise and love them. If you're concerned about nosediving just mount them ~2cm back. BTW they have Scott Missions at Mountain Magic in Banff, but I think they're $679 and probably would be a little step down from the 90's.
post #9 of 14
Jono:
I own a ski shop in Calgary and can help if you like. We sell Head, Stockli, Vist and Goode.

Lou
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by GuyWhoWantsToSkiMore View Post
I've got the Mojo90 in 186cm and think it's a great ski. I was 6' and 170-175lbs last season and skied it just fine in the trees and bumps (this season I'm 10 lbs lighter but still think it will be find). When I was skiing in Utah I experienced a bit of tip dive and over-the-handlebars feeling in powder that I think would be exacerbated by the shorter 176. Just one persons opinion though.

I also ski the 186 Mojo 90 and I'm 5'8" and 165. Very turny, maneuverable ski. Not that great in deep snow, the tip dive/over the handlebars feeling is definitely there and they have enough sidecut to be a little squirrelly. If you ski them in deep snow a lot, you get used to it, but there are better skis for deep snow, which is why I added some 183 Gotamas to the quiver this year.

I tried mounting the Mojos 3 cm back and while it helped with the tip dive situation I didn't like what it did to their turn initiation and maneuverability. They are now at 1cm back and I guess that's where they'll stay as they'll mainly see duty in between the big dumps now. Excellent all-around ski though and while it may seem like I'm poo-pooing their powder capabilities, I did ski them all last season during some pretty deep days, and again early this season on one of the deepest days I've ever experienced.
post #11 of 14
All those are good choices, I've heard great things about the Karmas though.
post #12 of 14
Have you thought of checking out the ARMADA range...I had two days on the ARV's (175) at Aspen Highlands and absolutely love them. They were very turny, stable at speed and a great park ski + they are a bit wider than the others you suggested and should offer a bit more float. Only criticism, they are a soft ski and didnt handle crud that well but would be interested to try them in some fresh snow + the topsheet seems to have durability problems (easy to chip) ... Well worth a look though
post #13 of 14
Thread Starter 
Lou. what is your shop? I'll come down and check it out.
post #14 of 14
Thread Starter 
One last question. I know the titan nines aren't a true twin tip, but how turned up at the back are they? I think I read somewhere they were similar shape to the legend pros?
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