jet fuels in 10 or less...
Originally Posted by DT
Thanks for your responses. I will definitely keep my Pocket Rockets at least until I have tried the Jet Fuels in a few inches of fresh.
I did quite a bit of research in this forum before I bought the Fuels and I thought there were posts from two skiers who used Jet Fuels 80% of the time. One lived in Steamboat and the other was an instructor at Sugar Bowl. I thought they both liked their Jet Fuels as powder skis but maybe I misread.
I think you are talking about me here, so I'll hop in.
I have been pleasantly surprized by the performance of my JF in less then 10in, even in the 170 (i'm 167lbs). As described above, they are a MUCH different feel then your PR, and that reference will shape your perceptions. I flat out hated the PR (and I don't feel that way about too many skis, and often the case is tune or bad mounting point. I think the PR mounting point may have been off). That ski is gets pushed around by the snow, while the jf pushes the snow around. that said the JF dives way less then many skis in this catagory. I feel it's less of a bottom feeder then the G41 (i had the green 178). The worst ski I've ever skied in this general size for seeking the bottom was the atomic 10ex, which in my experiece was more of spear then a ski. So, the JF is far more versatile in soft snow then many give it credit for. It has just enough forbody flex to behave well in the 10in minus.
I"m with some others here, adios the PR, adios the skinny skis, keep the JF for skiing on the snow and 8-10 minus and the prohete for deeper.