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Best midfat in powder?

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Head Im82
Voelkl Ac4/40
K2 Outlaw or
Nordica Jet Fuel

Me, mail, 6.1 , 220, level8, tnx.
post #2 of 15
Hi Renato,

I'm also a big guy, and while all of these are great skis, none will provide any float. They will however feel more stable and more forgiving than a more narrow ski in powder.

I would go with the 183cm Head Monster 82 with rail flex. The binding will allow you to reposition the boot placement back 1.5cm in powder, this will make the ski more versitile.

Michael
post #3 of 15
Volkl Gotama :

The 4 skis you list are all great skis. It would be hard to go wrong with any of them. Maybe I'd choose te Jet Fuel.
post #4 of 15
Ak rockets are easy to ski, and provide way more float than thier 95mm waist should.

They aren't going to be made next year though, so you'd have to look for last years, or the year before that. Don't get the orange "scream" graphic ones, they have an inferior foam core that loses life quickly.
post #5 of 15
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Originally Posted by renato View Post
Head Im82
Voelkl Ac4/40
K2 Outlaw or
Nordica Jet Fuel

Me, mail, 6.1 , 220, level8, tnx.
K2 Outlaw by a fair margin.

SJ
post #6 of 15
Not on the list but the Rossi B3.
post #7 of 15
Good topic. I saw this and immediately thought, "what's a mid fat"? I see here it ranges from 82-105. This is exactly where I am stuck for the maximum useage (widest performance envelope) on soft snow. I think this where a lot of people are.

to put this back at Renato, my question is west coast or east coast? To me this makes a big difference in the answer since we are dealing with a ski that will either be in a lot of soft conditions or a lot of hard snow.
post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by renato View Post
Head Im82
Voelkl Ac4/40
K2 Outlaw or
Nordica Jet Fuel

Me, mail, 6.1 , 220, level8, tnx.
179 K2 Public Enemy Mounted at 0.
post #9 of 15
good choice, why do I keep forgetting that?
post #10 of 15
I just re-read the OP, Sierra Jim gave the clearest answer so far, of the four skis on the list the K2 is the best 'powder' choice. There is no need to muddy the waters and debate 'what is a mid-fat', of the skis on the list the K2 will be the best in soft snow.

I apologize for straying from the original list. I agree with SJ.

...but I can sense a knock down, drag out debate brewing.:
post #11 of 15
nope, you are correct on all counts.
post #12 of 15
From your list the K2 Outlaw, no contest. The AC 4 doesn't float. Maybe look at the Dynastar 8800, is it the Mythic Rider now?
post #13 of 15
Thread Starter 

question is west coast or east coast?

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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post
Good topic. I saw this and immediately thought, "what's a mid fat"? I see here it ranges from 82-105. This is exactly where I am stuck for the maximum useage (widest performance envelope) on soft snow. I think this where a lot of people are.

to put this back at Renato, my question is west coast or east coast? To me this makes a big difference in the answer since we are dealing with a ski that will either be in a lot of soft conditions or a lot of hard snow.
Europien Alps, Austria, Slovenia, etc.
post #14 of 15
Thread Starter 

I like Head!

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Originally Posted by barrettscv View Post
Hi Renato,

I'm also a big guy, and while all of these are great skis, none will provide any float. They will however feel more stable and more forgiving than a more narrow ski in powder.

I would go with the 183cm Head Monster 82 with rail flex. The binding will allow you to reposition the boot placement back 1.5cm in powder, this will make the ski more versitile.

Michael
My first choice will be Monsters, I ollready have SS speed (177) and they are great on hard pack.I like powerful skis on groomers,and need something for rough, cut-up snow and for the rare powder days here.
post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post
to put this back at Renato, my question is west coast or east coast? To me this makes a big difference in the answer since we are dealing with a ski that will either be in a lot of soft conditions or a lot of hard snow.

Just picked up a pair of Atomic Snoop Daddys for the East Coast, should be fun in the woods...
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