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100ish skis for a Snoop lover? Paging SierraJim

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I'm 5'7", 140, and like to ski off-piste at a ski area where quick turns - for me anyway - are helpful. I'm looking for a 100ish waist ski to compliment a pair of Kailas/Snoops, which I love (quick, easy turns), but have Dynafits and aren't quite as good in the deeper goo/crud we often get in the PNW.

I would have thought a Sugar Daddy would be the ticket, but am finding myself challenged by them so far. Unless I'm really flying and perfectly centered, they run away from me and feel planky. They're work. No doubt part of this comes from a need to sack up and get after the fall line, but I'm curious what people would recommend for a all-around 100-ish ski for someone who loves the Kailas. Coomba? Gotama? 179 Bro soft?
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I'm about your size (5'6" 135lbs) and also ski in the PNW. In my quest for the perfect powder ski, I've tried the PR's, 1080 Guns, B3/B4's, SV's, Gotamas.

My fav is the Gotama. I normally prefer something softer with a short turn radius, but none of the above (cept the Goats) just do not cut it when the pow turns to crud. They get knocked around too much when the pow sets into concrete/crud. The goats is the stiffer of the bunch, but somehow it's shape allows it to still be manageable in tight spots. So yeah, based on the specs the goats should really be too much ski for me, but they're not. The ski is so versatile under so many snow conditions, that it's quite amazing.

Grab a pair & for demo and I think you'll be pleasantly surprised as well.
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Fischer Watea 94 in a 178cm

Michael
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Wizard: What size Goats do you ride?
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Given your light weight, it's no surprise to me that the Sugar Daddy may be a bit much for for you. I own a Sugar and a Goat in the same length and I think the Goat is a little bit easier. Other skis to consider that are easier yet are the Line P-100, Atomic Pimp, Sollie 1080 Gun.

SJ
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I would have thought a Sugar Daddy would be the ticket, but am finding myself challenged by them so far. Unless I'm really flying and perfectly centered, they run away from me and feel planky. They're work.
Off the wall suggestion: try 10-13 mm of (two piece) lift on them.
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Off the wall suggestion: try 10-13 mm of (two piece) lift on them.
They've got Dukes on them, so lift is taken care of!
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I have 185 snoops like them but dont love them...if you already have a 88mm underfoot ski go wider than a 100mm. If your looking for feathery but still powerful ski like the snoops go with a 181cm Atomic thugs. Sugar Daddies ski nothing like the snoop.
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Wizard: What size Goats do you ride?
I'm on the 168's and they have plenty of float. The shorter length makes it nice to handle in tighter spots as well.
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What length are the Snoops?
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What length are the Snoops?
174 with Dyanfits. Sugar Daddies are 173. Actually had a great weekend on them, so maybe it's a matter of just pointing them more. Still interested in alternatives...
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