I'm looking forward to my XXL's for this type of day, but will also have Praxis to try out as well. Not sure which is "best", but either should be lots of fun...
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7/19/07 at 4:31pm
Ummm, forget groomed. First day I'd stay on the less populated parts of the backside (is there a backside?), second day in the trees (are there trees?). Where as Spindrift notes, a foot can get pretty deep. Both days I'd go with a soft to medium flex wood core fatty, as little metal as poss.
Prior Doughboys (105 mm, 19 m r, wood/carbon, long shovel and pintail) would be my first choice, about perfect for tight spaces and big soft bumps. If less into trees and glades, would think about Goats, Prophet 100's. Haven't skied Bros, but the softer version sounds like it'd rock too.
If no trees and no backside, would go for Stockli DP and do just pretend GS for two days.
I've been doing a lot of thinkng about what my ideal dream quiver would be if I won the lottery (hey, its summer ok) and I see it as:
95-108 the usual hardpack, not super icy, but definitly not soft
109-115 Skied out, maybe the day after a 12" dump at a not so crowded resort. Sort of packed, but still very soft.