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A little help picking some fatties

post #1 of 8
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Here's the deal:

We fly into SLC on thursday, & it looks as though we're in for a week of good snow

Please give your picks for some fats to rent/demo for the week. These will be for my kids.

Stats:
Boy 18, 5'9" 155 lbs, probably around level 7/8
Girl 16, 5'5" 95 lbs, same

Since neither have been on anything fatter than 75mm, I'm looking for something fairly soft, easy to turn, and not so much in the speed dept.

Thanks a bunch

Ray
post #2 of 8
The Salomon 1080 Gun/Scarlet will probably be readily available. Try a 174 for him and 154 for her.

SJ
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The Salomon 1080 Gun/Scarlet will probably be readily available. Try a 174 for him and 154 for her.

SJ
aka pocket rocket?
post #4 of 8
Yes. (Not exactly the same but similar)

SJ
post #5 of 8
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sj

would this be a more forgiving ski than the rossi b3
post #6 of 8
gotamas are nice. they're soft and easy to turn on hard snow. probably more than your daughter would need at 95 lbs, but your son might like them. b3s are not going to be much of a step up from a 75mm waist.
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Originally Posted by rayl1964 View Post
sj

would this be a more forgiving ski than the rossi b3
A bit more forgiving although certainly quite a bit wider. If you decide that you don't want as much width as the Gun etc.....the Solly Foil/Minx are very light, easy skis as well. Both are likely to be quite popular in rental shops and are available in smaller sizes for the girl.

SJ
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sj

would this be a more forgiving ski than the rossi b3
A lot more forgiving if the snow is heavy or chopped up powder. A bit more in other conditions. I would recommend both the Gun & Scarlet over the Foil (and pretty much any other skis for what you describe.) The Foil has lots of sidecut making it much more twitchy especially in cut up snow.
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