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post #91 of 101
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post
it may be "good" but wider is much more fun. I would take out my Mojos or PE's for anything over 6-8".
Wow, what a difference in approach. I'd be happy on my SS in 10" of CO pow (but it takes a bit more work than a wider board). I'd think that the IM78 would eat 8"+ of CO pow for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

That's a ski I want to demo as soon as we get some decent pow at Bachelor.
post #92 of 101
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Originally Posted by Max_501 View Post
Finn, my opinion is that 66 and up is an all mountain ski.

That was true in 2002, not anymore.

Is this an all-mountain ski or a carving ski, or a Masters racing ski?

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Consider the Monster 87 or Contact 11.

These are carving skis that are simply wider. A MOJO 90 is today's all-mountain ski.

Michael
post #93 of 101
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Originally Posted by barrettscv View Post
That was true in 2002, not anymore.
I respectfully disagree. As I said, TO ME anything 66m and wider is an all mountain ski. It isn't that hard to ski a nicely designed SL shaped ski in all mountain conditions.

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A MOJO 90 is today's all-mountain ski.
To many skiers, I'm sure it is.
post #94 of 101
Thread Starter 
Max, using the technique and skills you have, try using a wider ski like this. I did and discovered why so many use them. They are more fun and less work. Theres no other reason. The wider boards in soft snow are so much easier to ski with. I can use my SS's in all of the conditions mentioned above but they are so much more work and don't give you the same "gliding" effortless feeling. you just need to modify a bit but you don't need change the way you ski. THe mojo 90 is so easy to ski on soft snow and carves beautifully, I think you would be amazed. Unless you prefer to ski everything as if you are bangin' gates.
post #95 of 101
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post
Max, using the technique and skills you have, try using a wider ski like this.
I own an 84mm waisted ski and know what they are good for. I've also demo'd a few fattys, up to 110mm or so. And I purchased the Praxis for the really deep days. So I have a decent handle on when wide boards make sense. But for me, they are less fun in shallower conditions (the Praxis may be different as I haven't been on it yet). But that's just me, if others want to ski on an 89mm waisted ski for their all mountain ski, I think that's great. Whatever works.
post #96 of 101
Thread Starter 
I agree, ski what you like.
post #97 of 101
Well ... I live in Winter Park, so I don't have the ice to deal with like you, but I ski Steamboat as well, so here's what I'm running / planning to run this season. (FYI, I'm 5'9" and about 160lbs in the winter)

183 Volkl Gotama with Marker Duke bindings
177 Volkl Bridge with Look P14 (to replace my current 177 Karma)
175 Dynastar Phil Belanger Pro with Look p12 (it's a stiffer Trouble Maker)

Planning to add
171 Salomon 1080 Thruster
175 Salomon 1080 Gun (the old pocket rocket, before the redesign)
Both are just rock skis

And I'm thinking of gettng a more traditional carving ski, maybe a Volkl 12 foot TigerShark.

I have a pair of race stock SL skis, but those only come out for running gates, so they don't really count.

With this (and realistically, much less than this) quiver, I'm set for pretty much every condition ... I'm sure you'd modify it to narrower for the east coast, but for the western stuff, you'd be pretty set

andy

Oh, BTW: If anyone is interested, I have a pair of 177 Volkl Karma's for sale and a 176 Volkl Gotama with Fritschi Freeride +'s and skins. Let me know if you want more info and pics
post #98 of 101
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Originally Posted by climbinjunkie View Post
With this (and realistically, much less than this) quiver, I'm set for pretty much every condition ...
No interest in one of the newer powder boards like the Praxis?
post #99 of 101
you know, I'd love to have a full on powder board (120 underfoot or larger), but with the Gotama at 105, I can ski 2 feet of 3% fluff with no problem, and with as rarely as we actually get that kind of dump and the fact that on a Ski Patroller's salary I will NEVER go Heli Skiing ... i can't justify a ski that fat, even at shop form or pro prices.

Such is life, I can't complain, I love to ski as long as there's snow, powder or not

andy
post #100 of 101
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Originally Posted by climbinjunkie View Post
Such is life, I can't complain, I love to ski as long as there's snow, powder or not
Its all good.
post #101 of 101
My quiver for 07-08 so far is looking like

172 Metron B5 (forward a bit)
183 iM103 (on tha line)
188 Nordica Beasts w/ freeride+( 1cm behind the line)

I will be looking at specialized pow skis too. But I want to demo a few and see what works for me.
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