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Should I bite the bullet on a new pair of pow skis??? Need Recommendations

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Okay, so I just picked up a new pair of Head IM78's, however, Sniagrab is right around the corner and I have a VIP pass so I can get in before most of the public and am thinking of snatching up a pair of pow skis. What should I consider from last years line? Goat's, XXL's, SuperMojo's???

A lil' info on me:

Male, 5'11", 215#'s
level 8 skier
~15 days per season, though I'm shooting for 25-30 this year
Have CO 5 mtn pass and will primarily ski those resorts
Fairly aggressive, fast skier
Never skied a fat ski before, largest was 84mm

Thanks.
post #2 of 9
So many to choose, if you can find out what's left over it may be helpful. Most likely, there won't be any gots or high demand skis.
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
I have no idea what their stock will be, but if I can get some models to choose from in mind, then I can hopefully find one of them there.
post #4 of 9
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Originally Posted by thaar View Post
Okay, so I just picked up a new pair of Head IM78's, however, Sniagrab is right around the corner and I have a VIP pass so I can get in before most of the public and am thinking of snatching up a pair of pow skis. What should I consider from last years line? Goat's, XXL's, SuperMojo's???

A lil' info on me:

Male, 5'11", 215#'s
level 8 skier
~15 days per season, though I'm shooting for 25-30 this year
Have CO 5 mtn pass and will primarily ski those resorts
Fairly aggressive, fast skier
Never skied a fat ski before, largest was 84mm

Thanks.
Yes. Of course you should. I wouldn't go toward some of the more demanding powder skis (Supermojo 103, Titan Pros, XXL, Squads, etc). You can probably find a nice ride in the 95mm - 105mm range if you look toward skis like Goats (if they are available), and other softer fat all-mountain twins. Go long though - especially if you get a twin... I'd say that in the mid-180's is a must... if not longer.

Later

GREG
post #5 of 9
Volkl Gotama 190, Sumo 190 (may not be the best choice if you've never skied 100mm+ skis before), Sanouk (if they have these buy an extra pair and I'll reimburse you)

4Frnt EHP 190 (not the 193), Salomon Sandstorm or 1080 Gun, K2 AK Enemy.
post #6 of 9
Not sure what brands you will have to choose from at the bargain blow-out...

...and while I have never personally skied them, a lot of folks have said good things about:

K2 Seth Pistol (98mm waist)

Line Prophet 100 (100mm) and the Elizabeth (115mm waist)
post #7 of 9
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Should I bite the bullet on a new pair of pow skis??? Need Recommendations
First of all, you should not bite a bullet. Its bad for your teeth.
Second of all, asking us if you should buy new skis is like asking......oh never mind........just tell us what you got and show pics.

BTW, I'd go for an Elan 999, or a titan 9 if I were you.
post #8 of 9
you could go to bluehouseskis.com and check out the bluehouse skis. if you sign up for the pre-sale you might be able to snag a pair for the district's for $250. good stuff.
post #9 of 9
I bought a pair of Fischer Atuas at the end of last season. I got three days in various heavy new conditions and they were wonderful. I suspect that I'll be thrilled with them when the lighter stuff falls this winter. I'm similar in size to you and a level 8/9 skier. They don't come in different sizes so you're stuck with the 185s if you choose them.
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