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Pregnant With Triplets????
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Wow, that was really disturbing.
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I was just answering the original question
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now, HE likes his malt liquor.
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what did you grab that was 190cm and 115 at the waist Phil T?

seems like a lot of smaller companies are bringing the 115-117 goods next year, too: PMGear, Lib Tech, and some others.

Funny thing is that i've found my 78mm No Ka Ois to be fairly adept in corn and mank because they're just so darn stiff. They don't float over the slush and mank and corn so much as just bust through it.

On another note, I'm with Kaj. I don't cotton much to soft tips and tails.

I let it go with the Spatula, but then I'm not riding those floppy-flops in anything but ankle deep fresh or deeper. And I've finally mastered the bow-legged cowboy stance on the groomers back to the lift, but don't like it any more than I have to use it.

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what did you grab that was 190cm and 115 at the waist Phil T?
The ones with the looks....
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Geezus bushy, what a thread to bump,

As for your question: Nope, would have liked too but atomicman didnt respond to your original suggestion so I assumed there was no interested on the other side. Although there is still TONS of snow out here if atomic man wants to slap on some skins I'd love a partner for some corn harvesting(on my "fat" skis). On another note you're one of the mag's I'd love make some turns with if I ever make it down to snowbird this or next year.

And to contribute to this thread, as much as I love my squads, this year I realized they're just too damn skinny, not near enough float. So I've purchased a cheap pair of 190cm 115 waisted skis to"compensate".


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in powder the softer tip dosen't really have the same speed limiting affect that it dose on hard snow
I dont think atomicman is the Earn your turns type

this is your last weekend to hit up lift servered at snowbird after that I would be glad to tour with you.
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The ones with the looks....
What is the third from the left? Dont recognize that graphic...on3p?
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What is the third from the left? Dont recognize that graphic...on3p?
I don't know about the skis but the binders look a lot like old Looks post Nevada with the Geze toe.
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i especially dig the Dynamic VR's with the Rossi Extendo Tip!
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What is the third from the left? Dont recognize that graphic...on3p?
Those are pow +'s.


What I want to know, is have you ever actually skis those "twin tips" switch? Or sober?



Oh, and viking, I didn't realize how old the post I was quoting was, I thought I was maybe giving someone some insight, but like you said, for the sake of argument, (cus what else are we gunna do on here ) yea, Phill was right. Stability at speed doesn't neccesarily mean a stiff flex if the snow is soft, length is really the biggest factor, along with width. Thats the point I was making, was that theres the pow ski means a longer ski crowd, and the pow skis are shorter skis crowd.
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Those are pow +'s.


What I want to know, is have you ever actually skis those "twin tips" switch? Or sober?
aw you ruined the suspense...yup those are pow pluses. they're very very fun to ski in powder because they have like no side cut at all, which makes them a little less fun with out powder but still far from crummy.

and yes the 219 VR27 Jib Model skis quite well switch, they tracked very straight and didnt hook up at all. Unfortunatly I was sober, well mostly, when I skied them. They rule, they kinda suck at carving though.
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how do those "flat" tipped Rossi's handle?
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I am going to resurrect this thread for fun....hopefully no one will get to mad....I enjoy carving fresh groomers in the morning (first tracks so to speak)....but I enjoy them in my Mantras. Atomicdude would probably call this a fat ski at 94 in the waste, but the reality is because of the side cut and stiffness of those ski's...they carve very very well. I think what got mis-understood is that mid-fats like the Mantra are easier to carve than the old straight skis....but a Prophet 130 is not going to be a great carver...but it is of course possible to carve....I personally lover carving the Mantra's and they feel rock solid.

The only thing I have to say is.....no one pays $5000 to ski fresh groomers for three days.....and yet they do to get fresh powder....that has to tell you something...and yes powder is more fun on fatter skis.
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Killer bump, Gretch!

Boy this thread really brings back memories. This thread is where I learned that certain people here can get away with cheap shots, personal attacks, surreal arrogance and infantile behavior simply because they're "contributors" while the rest of us have to rely on logic, common sense and experience to prove our points.

Luckily the haughtier, gaperier "contributors" tend to hang themselves with they're own words, so there's very little effort involved in making a fool of them.

It's hard to belive some of these people have actually made it to/past thier 40's and have reproduced, but I guess it takes all kinds to make the world turn 'round. Besides, somebody's gotta ski the bunny hill.:


Man, summer sure is long!
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