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post #31 of 46
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thanks for your help guys and girls

Have got a line on a new set of 2008 Rossi Scratch BC (Brigads) which are supposed to be light, and they aren't predrilled like the k2 tele skis i was looking at...

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post #32 of 46
Great Rednut. I was going to suggest throwing some Freerides on your Sormrider XL's. I'm looking at either Freerides or Marker Dukes on Mantras.
post #33 of 46
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thought about that a little bit... decided against it, cause i love the setup i already have on them

From what i have seen about the dukes... i would really only look at them for short trips, not really for extended trips... they do look pretty bomb proof though
post #34 of 46
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thought about that a little bit... decided against it, cause i love the setup i already have on them

From what i have seen about the dukes... i would really only look at them for short trips, not really for extended trips... they do look pretty bomb proof though

I know what you mean about the Stormies, they have relegated my AC3's to rock ski status after only 2 seasons.

Re the Dukes, no extended trips planned at this stage, mainly the main range and Dead Horse Gap from the top of Thredbo. As the first 600m is lift accessed, weight should not be an issue, however, given our variable snow conditions, performance is. The Mantra/Duke will also likely be the only ski I take to Gulmarg in 2008.
post #35 of 46
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That's largely what i'm looking at doing as well taxman, and understand what you mean about varying conditions and performance... Have mates who used freerides for the same purpose as yourself and thought they were great, so going with them. Plus i'm still not convinced about marker bindings...

any particular reason you are going with the mantras?
post #36 of 46
Wider for float in the ungroomed. I like the Volkl skis, having skiied 724, AC3 and Karma over the last 3 years. Skied the Karma in Japan last year and it worked well in crud, however too heavy for AT work and I don't need a twin tip. When I bough the AC4's last year (later traded in on the Stormies), I was sorely tempted to get the Mantra instead. With a lot of good reviews here and elsewhere, I think the Mantra will be able to handle a greater range on conditions than a more dedicated AT/Nordic ski (Dirtybird was another contender, but I've never really liked the Rossi B2/B3).
post #37 of 46
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Looking more closely at G3 baron & Reverend, Black Diamond Havoc & Kilowatt, Karhu Team Jak, Jak, and Jak BC...
G3 Reverend or Rapid Transit

Fritschis are great, girlfriend skis 'em.

Dynafits are great though. Spendy, but rad.
post #38 of 46
Thread Starter 
It came down to the rev and the rossi scratch but i went with the scratch cause i could get it significantly cheaper

As for dynafits... would love em, but fritschis i can ski with my downhill boots
post #39 of 46
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Wider for float in the ungroomed. I like the Volkl skis, having skiied 724, AC3 and Karma over the last 3 years. Skied the Karma in Japan last year and it worked well in crud, however too heavy for AT work
Hey there Taxman you should check out the T-Rock its basically a Karma without the rear tip and minus a sheet of metal still great in crud and of course its good in pow and its light man light.
post #40 of 46
Thanks ramshakle, will also look into the T-Rock. Given conditions in Oz, hard snow preformance is important, hence, I am still looking at putting AT binders on my Stormrider XLs.

Rednut, head north of the border this year and we will do some turns togther on the main range.
post #41 of 46
I am looking at getting some Black Diamond Kilowatts when they go on sale... Nice and light and a nice fit between the Havoc and the Verdict.... Will go nice with the FRs and the Endorphins! : )
post #42 of 46
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Thanks ramshakle, will also look into the T-Rock. Given conditions in Oz, hard snow preformance is important, hence, I am still looking at putting AT binders on my Stormrider XLs.

Rednut, head north of the border this year and we will do some turns togther on the main range.
Would definitely be interested in heading north Taxman... will depend on the $$$ and time, trying to save my leave for an O/S trip next year
post #43 of 46
Save money : I'm just spending the kids inheritance before I've accumulated it.
post #44 of 46
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Save money : I'm just spending the kids inheritance before I've accumulated it.
Lucky you aren't my dad :P
post #45 of 46
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Hey there Taxman you should check out the T-Rock its basically a Karma without the rear tip and minus a sheet of metal still great in crud and of course its good in pow and its light man light.
I imagine you will be happy with the T-Rock on hard as well as soft snow. Kit Deslauriers skied them (with Dynafits) down Everest this year. The conditions she described were pretty terrifying!
post #46 of 46
ant has also made mention (in another thread) of the Stockli Stormrider XXL. I love my Stormie XL's and when I originally looked at them it was for an AT ski as I was impressed by their light weight for an alpine ski (I was skiing Volkl AC3's at the time). The XXL apparently is a couple of mm wider and slightly softer in the tip an tail than the Stormrider XL. Any thoughts on how the XXL might perform for AT duty (either Freeride or Duke) given that Oz conditions are more east than west coast?
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