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What should I add to quiver between these two?

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
In quiver all ready-

180cm 2003or4 Head Worldcup iRace with LD 12's(Rock skis)
177cm 2006 Head Worldcup iRace with FF17d's and plate (these fly)
174cm 2006 K2 Apache Recons with LD12's (no my favorite but works s with freshies, would like to replace and used out west)
160cm 2006 Head Supershape with FF14's and plate (these are a blast)

Now I am thinking of the Head Supershape Magnums with FF14's and plate in 170cm or Head im88 Monsters(06 model) in 175cm.

Which ones?

Do I get both and get rid of the K2's?
post #2 of 16
If it's an option, I'd say go with both and ditch the K2's. The 88s are great skis, and you could definitely use something a little wider. If you have to choose just one, go with them, simply for some variety. The Magnums are phenomenal skis, I demoed them at the beginning of March, and I've got a new pair just waiting for some snow. Tons of energy, if you didn't already have the iRace and Supershape they would be my hands down recommendation.
post #3 of 16
Thats an option. As Canuck says, the skis you're thinking of adding to the quiver are awesome.
Just depends on what your options are.
post #4 of 16
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Should I get the 06/07 88's for $399?
Or 08 88's for $500?

I heard there was some issues with the older one and sidewalls cracking?
post #5 of 16
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I heard there was some issues with the older one and sidewalls cracking?
Sidewalls cracking was THE issue. My 88's are two years old, they've been skied over 100 days and are still going fine, but if I was buying today I'd probably pay more and get the new sidewall design.

You really haven't given one important bit of information, what do you want from a new ski?

You seem to really like race carver skis...do you value edge quickness and edge grip over soft snow performance? Do you ski off-trail in the east? Do you ski out west a lot? Where?

I think most of us looking at your 'quiver' are saying "that's 4 different versions of the same thing, not a quiver." but it probably makes sense to you. If it does you might not like the 88, it will feel slow and barge-like compared to your other skis. If you've been feeling like you need a bigger ski for soft conditions and feel like your current skis limit you then it might be a good choice.

More info!
post #6 of 16
You've got three skinny skis and a mid fat.

If I were you, I'd get something fatter.

But I'm not you.
post #7 of 16
What Whiteroom said.. to the letter....
post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post
Sidewalls cracking was THE issue. My 88's are two years old, they've been skied over 100 days and are still going fine, but if I was buying today I'd probably pay more and get the new sidewall design.

You really haven't given one important bit of information, what do you want from a new ski?

You seem to really like race carver skis...do you value edge quickness and edge grip over soft snow performance? Do you ski off-trail in the east? Do you ski out west a lot? Where?

I think most of us looking at your 'quiver' are saying "that's 4 different versions of the same thing, not a quiver." but it probably makes sense to you. If it does you might not like the 88, it will feel slow and barge-like compared to your other skis. If you've been feeling like you need a bigger ski for soft conditions and feel like your current skis limit you then it might be a good choice.

More info!

I am from back east and this does make sense as a quiver back here. I give that the first two are the same but the SS and Recon's are totally different. The old iRaces were showing there age and got a deal on the others. To answer the questions, the recons do not do well in deep fresh snow less than a foot adequate, I do like speed but I am getting older. I do ski off trail in the east and I do go west at least once a year. Jackson, Alta, Squaw.
post #9 of 16
It looks like a quiver to me. Short GS race skis, some really short race carvers, and some "classic" mid fats.

The im88 is a good place to start, but its more like an improved replacement for your recon. I would get the 175cm 88 and see how it works for you. But if you want something that is really good for eastern trees I would look at something wider. If I wanted a nice east coast tree ski I would be looking at some icelantics or 175cm praxis, short gotamas or something like that.
post #10 of 16
Given your taste for Heads, and your location, agree with above that 88 is a far more logical choice than your current Recon. But lose the Magnum crush and go for something fatter and maybe with a couple of tips for the rare great pow day back east and the trips out west. Think two skis in your luggage, Supershape, and Supermojo 105...:
post #11 of 16
I think that's a great quiver. The SS and 177cm i.race are really fun skis (and they are definitely not two versions of the same thing).

You mentioned the Magnum and the IM88. Another option is the IM82. Its a great ski and livelier than the IM88.
post #12 of 16
I'm going to jump on the Whiteroom bandwagon.
The man knows of what he speaks!
post #13 of 16
To add, if you wanted something more pow friendly and head, mojo90...
post #14 of 16
Thread Starter 
Are you pushing the Mojo90's that you have for sale? So tell what you think would be the benefit of the Mojo 90's over IM 88's?
post #15 of 16
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To add, if you wanted something more pow friendly and head, mojo90...
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Originally Posted by Puck it View Post
Are you pushing the Mojo90's that you have for sale? So tell what you think would be the benefit of the Mojo 90's over IM 88's?
Not speaking for his intent, but Finndog is straight as they come. You could do worse than deal with him.
post #16 of 16
The Mojo 90s are a great suggestion if you want to stick with Head. I wouldn't say they're any better or worse than the 88, in fact they over lap in a lot of their core competencies, but they excel in slightly different areas. The 90s are softer and don't have the 88's sandwich construction, so you don't quite have the same edge hold, but they're more nimble. If you like dodging through trees and maybe venture into the bumps a little, the 90 might be a better choice. Honestly you'd likely be exceedingly happy with either ski.

Between the iRace, (one or more) Supershape and either the 88 or 90, you'll have a fantastic eastern quiver, and great options to take on a trip out west.
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