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post #31 of 44
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...
post #32 of 44
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.
post #33 of 44
i thought I heard rumors about Prior making a fatter ski than the doughboy, something in the 110-118 range, if i'm not mistaken.

since i'm covered on the 94-99mm range (King Salmons, Lib Tech NAS) and the 125 (Spats), I'm sorta hankering for something in the 110-115 range. So far there's the new NAS Powder planks with 117 and the Moment Ruby with 112 and the Igneous FFF at 118. Then of course there's always custom Scotty Bobs...



i think i've more or less decided that I like smaller company skis as my quiver consists of 2 pairs of AKs and a pair of Blizzards. Haven't gotten out on the Libs yet, but they stare me in the face every morning when I get up and every night when I go to bed.
post #34 of 44
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i thought I heard rumors about Prior making a fatter ski than the doughboy, something in the 110-118 range, if i'm not mistaken.
The Overlord which looks like



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post #35 of 44
I'm gonna have to go with SL racing skis in the shortest length available.
post #36 of 44
Spin: thanks for the link.

I've been itching to demo some Priors for the past 2 seasons and always miss when they swing through Tahoe!

I might have to try these out this coming season as i'm interested in beefing the quiver with something in the 110-115 (give or take a mm either way) range.
post #37 of 44
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Originally Posted by beyond View Post
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.
Fatty?

FYI, those are really all midfats.
post #38 of 44
pssshaw!

midfat my azzle!

the Moment Comi-Kazi, now there's a midfat! (http://momentskis.com/)
post #39 of 44
If you're thinking 110-115, why not just suck it up and buy a 120 Lotus? I'd guess it responds a lot quicker than any 110-115 I can think of, it's a true exotic, and it has cred - even Maggot would consider it a fatty - which is waay more important than usefulness.
post #40 of 44
^I already have a pair of Spats (125mm) making Lotus somewhat redundant in the quiver retrospective.



quiver:
78mm No Ka Oi
86mm Titan 9
94mm King Salmon
99mm Lib Tech NAS (to be mounted as AT set-up)
125mm Spatula

so the "hole" is in the 110-115 range. Setting my eyes on demoing the Prior, possibly the Scotty Bob (when out in Colo), and if I like my current NAS, i may just buy their new 117 monster.

Of course there's always the Capital Punishment or the Hendryx Rhino Chaser...
post #41 of 44
I have not skied spats or Praxis (yet). However, I'm guessing they behave very differently than either Lotus. Especially the 120 (although I have to admit I've only skied the 138).
post #42 of 44
I really consider anything in the 10x range tobe a midfat. 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.

115-120. Pow day skis for faster terrain

120+ Pow day skis for either super deep days, or slightly slower terrain.



If I was really going money isn't an object, i would probably have a couple things sub 95 for when its REALLY icy and hasn't snowed in a month, but that really only happens every several years, and depending on the terrain, I might still want my big stable midfats anyways.
post #43 of 44
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Originally Posted by MAGGOT View Post
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.
If I ever won the lottery, my days of skiing any hardpack or skied out powder would be over. I'd chase storms in a private jet and buy my own AK heli operation. And I'd get the following ski custom made:

130-115-120, 203cm long - medium flex/stiffer underfoot - long tip (like a Sanouk) - wood core/verticle carbon sidewalls - zero camber - square, non-twin tail.
post #44 of 44
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