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Two ski quiver

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
I need : two new pair of ski's.

I'm thinking of a Dynastar two step---8000's (170 ish) and Contact 11's (165)

Contact 11's for everyday east coast and the 8000's for visiting wherever we end up once a year and for when I feel like it.

I'd keep my Atomic SL 11's (155) and sell the Big Stix 76's (175), Head iM70's (170) and an old pair of rossi 9s's (160).

Good plan??
post #2 of 24
So...with the SL11's you will have a 3 ski quiver? Not much overlap there. Personally, I would go 10-15mm increments

65--SL
mid 70 waist
mid 80 waist
post #3 of 24
Thread Starter 
1 plus 1 uh lemme see??? 1 plus ---hmmm

yer right

3 ski quiver!


Some of this is driven by price---I can get a pristine pair of Contact 11 at a really good price that should be great for every day around here.

They would actually replace the big stix since I have not skied the iM70's in two years.

Then I want something wider---and the 8000 seems to get great reviews.

Maybe get something in the mid 80's instead?
post #4 of 24
Hi SJ,

The SL:11 and the Contact 11 will be a great complement for 95% of your East Coast skiing. The Contact 11 is excellent in softer snow and in moguls while still being a strong carver; its 72mm waist may seem narrow, but the ski is great in soft snow. The SL:11 is a great hyper carver.

http://forums.epicski.com/showthread...Contact+Beaver

I agree with Phil that the fat ski in your quiver should be fatter, how about the Dynastar 8800 or some of the other 88 to 90mm wide skis?

Michael
post #5 of 24
I'm going to run a two ski quiver this year.

LP's mounted alpine
Gotamas mounted with Naxos.
post #6 of 24
skier j - how big are you? How much skiing do you do? Will you be patrolling on one of these skis?

I think before I'd get the Dynastar 8000s, I'd look elsewhere. Didn't really like them when I demoed. Maybe I'd look at an iM88 or Salomon Foil.
post #7 of 24
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Originally Posted by skier_j View Post
1 plus 1 uh lemme see??? 1 plus ---hmmm

yer right

(1) 3 ski quiver!


Some of this is driven by price---I can get a pristine pair of Contact 11 (2) at a really good price that should be great for every day around here.

They would actually replace the big stix since I have not skied the iM70's in two years.

Then I want something wider---and the 8000 seems to get great reviews.

Maybe get something in the mid 80's instead?
1. No worries..I alway round up anyway. # skis is the new 2 ski quiver anyway.

2. Tough to pass up a deal.
post #8 of 24
I'll bet that there are good deals on last years X-Wing Hurricane too. That is a fun ski. A good do it all that works nicely in soft stuff and doesn't suck on the groomed.
post #9 of 24
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by epic View Post
skier j - how big are you? How much skiing do you do? Will you be patrolling on one of these skis?

I think before I'd get the Dynastar 8000s, I'd look elsewhere. Didn't really like them when I demoed. Maybe I'd look at an iM88 or Salomon Foil.
I'd demo the wider ski if I could first. I'm 5'5 and about 175 in ski boots, (too much magic hat) ski about 40 days a year east coast and yes, one would be a patrolling ski.
post #10 of 24
I would agree with Phil and Michael combined. The Sl, the C-11 and something more like a Mojo90, or something around that 88-92 range. I would also add the PE to that as it ski's fatter than it is. I think a softer ski is more versitile and fun for deeper, soft snow and pow.
post #11 of 24
The C-11 isn't half bad in shallow crud etc and the L8000 is one of the classic mid fats but I also think that they are a little too close. As mentioned, there are a number wider mid fats in the mid 80's that can do a nice job on firmer snow too. There have been some great suggestions already.

My favorite in this width range last year was the Snoop Daddy. This year it's the Dynastar Mythic in a close call over the Solly Fury. The Atomic Crimson is light, very grippy and favors hard snow a bit more than soft. If you like K2's......the Outlaw is a nice choice in this width and favors the soft a little more than the hard. A ski that is wider but otherwise pretty similar to the L8K is the Fischer Watea 84.

Among many other great choices.

SJ
post #12 of 24
I like your original idea best. I have Dynastar Contact 9's, 8000's, 8800's, skicross 9's and 10's among my ski investment, and if I had to go with 2 it would be the Contact 9's (or 11's) for the East, and 8k's for the west. Actually, I love the 8k's in the East too, as they hook up RIGHT NOW whenever there's loose snow, but if there's a lot of ice, keep the Contacts handy.

You're a bit shorter, but lighter than me, and I have the 8k's in 165, which I think is perfect. Of my 37 days last year, I did 32 in the west, often in powder from 6 inches to 2 feet, and didn't feel bad when I left my 8800's at home - the 8k's have plenty of lift.

You were right at the beginning - go for that combo and you won't be disappointed.
post #13 of 24
The Volkl Karma was nice. 87mm. The only thing is that it skied short (I had a pair of 177's that I just sold off, wished I'd gone with the 185).

I have heard a lotta folks digging the Rossi Scratch BC/Sick Bird (99mm). Like the Karma, it skis short.

I have not skied the Scratch/SB, but I did demo the B3, which might be another choice.

The Head IM88, as well. I rode these, but found them to be a little too much ski for me. Rode with a Breck instructor last year who had them out in leftover powder and was ripping it. He also had 'em out in hardpack and chop and loved 'em.

Then there's my favorite (which I ski now): The AK King Salmon, at 94mm.

Also, in terms of grippy-grip, the Titan series from Blizzard seems pretty damn bueno (86mm waist in the 181 T9 and a bit wider in the 188 length).
post #14 of 24
3 Pair should work for me this season:

Carvers/ice skates - Fischer RX8s 170cm
All Mtn/some float - Blizzard Titan Eight 175cm (just got)
Rocks - Salomon Crossmax 165cm
post #15 of 24
Two ski quiver? An SL and a GS.

Done!
post #16 of 24
How about a Fat and a super fat? Example a Apache Chief and a Thug. Discuss. :

Actually I would look at something around 90mm wide in a nice medium flex and appropriate length to complement the C11. Example im88
post #17 of 24
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Originally Posted by BigE View Post
Two ski quiver? An SL and a GS.

Done!
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post #18 of 24
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Originally Posted by BigE View Post
Two ski quiver? An SL and a GS.

Done!
Ugh...I have a bunch of skis and I find myself skiing on the GS boards only on those days when I think I'll be running GS...and I usually bring something else to freeski on. Pretty much the least fun, least versatile skis I own.

I like the plan but I'd be tempted to knock both new skis one rung up the fat ladder. Nothing wrong with the right 80mm ski everyday in the east (especially if you've got some slalom boards for when you feel like it) and then something bigger for soft snow/trips. However, good deals are good deals, and you should get whatever you want.
post #19 of 24
My two ski quiver would be Legend Pro XXL 194 for the west, and Atomic SX12 PB 169 for the east. (assuming I could take either one out once in a while in the other local).
post #20 of 24
Skiingman,

I know folks that just love skiing GS skis. I like them as well, but not just any old GS skis -- I'm still searching for that special ski. IMO, the Volkl P60 was a great ski.
post #21 of 24
179cm K2 Public Enemy

192cm Atomic Thug
post #22 of 24
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Originally Posted by BigE View Post
Skiingman,

I know folks that just love skiing GS skis. I like them as well, but not just any old GS skis -- I'm still searching for that special ski. IMO, the Volkl P60 was a great ski.
I hear that. For me the snow has to be nice and hard and the hill has to be close to empty and reasonably smooth. Otherwise I just find the fatter stuff with the same kind of shape a lot more fun. Big GS skis and beating the tram at Snowbird is a lot of fun.
post #23 of 24
Thread Starter 
Update, sold the Head iM70's and Fischer Big Stix 76's.

Kept the Atomic SL 11's

I bought K2 PE's in a 169.

So! what do I fill the middle with??
post #24 of 24
no reason to fill that middle at.

The Sl-11 could ski any hard pack condition well.

and the PE can ski any soft condition well
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