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post #31 of 41
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Originally Posted by SierraJim View Post
I see that you are off your meds again.......

SJ
Great answer. Look, I'm sorry I dared question a professional such as yourself, but seriously - who should be skiing the weird powder skis? And why aren't the athletes in the movies skiing mid-fats? I mean, they're all accomplished skiers, right? They should be able to handle it?

Did you guys ever sell any of those Squads? I bet you lost a few nights sleep knowing you sold such an uneccessary ski to some poor slob.
post #32 of 41
I presume Jer is discussing the "powder specialty skis" in this most informative and revealing video.

post #33 of 41
duh! you should get Heli-Daddy's.
post #34 of 41
Thread Starter 
How would a 184 Karma compare to a 179 Seth? And where should I be looking to get them mounted? Backcountry switch skiing is a pleasant fantasy so far as I'm concerned.
post #35 of 41
Thread Starter 
Oops I mean Mantra not Karma.
post #36 of 41
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Originally Posted by spindrift View Post
I presume Jer is discussing the "powder specialty skis" in this most informative and revealing video.

It's funny how in the final segment the "powder specialty" Squad mysteriously disappears from the four "catagories" (groomer ski, groomer ski, groomer ski and freaky powder ski that nobody really needs). :

Personally, I could think of about 20 skis off the top of my head that would be much better in deep powder than the Squad. But I have to admit, the Squad would be one of my first choices for skiing hard snow.:

Very informative video, spindrift. Really makes me feel sorry for people who have to rely on "industry guys" to help them pick skis.
post #37 of 41
Thread Starter 
OK, I'm taking the plunge with the Seth with some Dukes. I'm thinking 179 rather than 189. Am I mad?
post #38 of 41
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Originally Posted by NickC View Post
OK, I'm taking the plunge with the Seth with some Dukes. I'm thinking 179 rather than 189. Am I mad?

I'm not a ski salesman and I don't wear a Brian Johnson hat so take anything I say with a huge grain of salt, but given that you're 170lbs and an agressive skier I think you'd be happier with the 189. It's not that demanding of a ski and the extra length will lend itself to more stability when skiing agressively.
post #39 of 41
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Originally Posted by choucas View Post
Having heli skied in Canada and having spent many weeks climbing, touring, off piste skiing and heli skiing on the Monte Rosa, I can tell you that they are two very different environments and what works best for one spot is not necessarily going to be best for the other. On the Monte Rosa you are at much higher altitude that gets less snow and is more prone to getting wind hammered. The runs are much longer so it's possible to get almost 10,000 feet of vertical in one run and all the varying snow conditions that come with it. You tend to take two (maybe three) long runs in a day as opposed to the yo-yoing in the Canadian Rockies on shorter runs. For Canada, I'd go longer and fatter. For Italy/Switzerland, I'd go one step skinnier than fat (90+ mm ish at the waist) and one size shorter. The last time I went to Italy, the heli rental skis were Dynastar Bigs.
The mountains and scenery are outstanding in Italy. If you get a chance, check out the east face of the Monte Rosa. It's a Himalayan sized wall which is skied from time to time.

Listen to this guy.
post #40 of 41
I would revise my list to look like this;

Head Monster 88
Elan 888
Elan 999
Fischer Atua 95
Fisher Atua 101
Stockli DP Pro
Volkl Gotama

Michael
post #41 of 41
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys. I've gone for the 179 Seths with Dukes I'll give you my views later in the season
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