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post #31 of 58
Hey, Trekchick, have you tried Volkl Aura? That was the other *chubby* ski (albeit 5mm narrower underfoot) I have been considering. Chick ski, of course, but being as I am so small and skiing mostly off piste, a softer flex isn't always a bad thing for me, depending on the ski.

Just wondering if you've skied it. I might try to get my hands on some next couple of weeks.

PM me your CO dates-- would love to try to hook up.
post #32 of 58
TC: if you're going to Denver, i believe they have a Bro Demo Center that's located on the way to the mountains from the airport.

For Denver, contact maggot marshalolson (aka marsha) at Green Mountain Sports at:

2950 S. BEAR CREEK BLVD, UNIT D
LAKEWOOD, CO 80228
Phone: 303-987-8758
10-6 m-sat

http://greenmountainsports.com/index.cfm

Marshal has posted her many time, as well...
post #33 of 58
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Originally Posted by mollmeister View Post
Hey, Trekchick, have you tried Volkl Aura? That was the other *chubby* ski (albeit 5mm narrower underfoot) I have been considering. Chick ski, of course, but being as I am so small and skiing mostly off piste, a softer flex isn't always a bad thing for me, depending on the ski.

Just wondering if you've skied it. I might try to get my hands on some next couple of weeks.

PM me your CO dates-- would love to try to hook up.
I have a thread in the GTG forum:
A Basin, Breckinridge and more Jan 25-28
Coming out with my husband and a girlfriend. I will be making a trip in Feb and one in March also.

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Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
TC: if you're going to Denver, i believe they have a Bro Demo Center that's located on the way to the mountains from the airport.

For Denver, contact maggot marshalolson (aka marsha) at Green Mountain Sports at:

2950 S. BEAR CREEK BLVD, UNIT D
LAKEWOOD, CO 80228
Phone: 303-987-8758
10-6 m-sat

http://greenmountainsports.com/index.cfm

Marshal has posted her many time, as well...
Dookey! Do you know everything? Thanks for the info.
post #34 of 58
FWIW, I ski 2005 188 Bro Softs -- a different length and factory, so YMMV -- but I've found it difficult to find a speed limit. I wouldn't worry about going soft.

As for length, I've got 80 or 90 pounds and 7" on you, and I think you could probably go shorter for versatility, particularly if you intend to use these other than on Western trips. That said, I have a pair of 195 Praxis for dedicated powder skis.
post #35 of 58
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
I've been pondering the idea of getting a Bro, and had almost disregarded it for this season. But I woke up at 3 in the morning with the "gotta have new gear shakes"


Am I off my rocker?
Note the time stamp on my post.
post #36 of 58
You just as well go completely off your rocker and join the grand traverse ice yacht club and go iceboating.
post #37 of 58
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Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
TC: if you're going to Denver, i believe they have a Bro Demo Center that's located on the way to the mountains from the airport.

For Denver, contact maggot marshalolson (aka marsha) at Green Mountain Sports at:

2950 S. BEAR CREEK BLVD, UNIT D
LAKEWOOD, CO 80228
Phone: 303-987-8758
10-6 m-sat

http://greenmountainsports.com/index.cfm

Marshal has posted her many time, as well...
This is correct. Available for demo here are 164's, 174's and 183 Bro Model as well as the 195 SuperBro.

In addition to Denver, there are also demo centers in Kirkwood, Solitude, Mammoth, and Chamonix at the moment. There might be a few more popping up soon as well.

Trek -- You should try demoing both the 164 and 174 while you're in Colorado if you get the chance. The stiffer flexing versions are available now, and we should have the softer flexing ones very soon.

I was riding the lifts with this one random guy this weekend and he was asking about the skis, pmgear, etc. He suggested we name one of our future models, the "Don't taze me Bro!" Model...hahahhaa.
post #38 of 58
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Originally Posted by Tyrone Shoelaces View Post
He suggested we name one of our future models, the "Don't taze me Bro!" model...hahahhaa.
That is just brilliant!
post #39 of 58
A search will reveal tons of infos and reviews for sure. Unless you eat a couple more burgers 174 Softs sound right.

Point is getting a pair of Bros entitles you for moderating the 'other' forum too.
post #40 of 58

Same circus, different clowns...

...as noted above, you already have a ton of skis like that. What you really need is a pair of these:

http://cgi.ebay.com/05-06-Atomic-Rac...QQcmdZViewItem
post #41 of 58
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Originally Posted by SkiRacer55 View Post
...as noted above, you already have a ton of skis like that. What you really need is a pair of these:

http://cgi.ebay.com/05-06-Atomic-Rac...QQcmdZViewItem
Pfft.

Lightweight.

Real men ski these.
post #42 of 58
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Originally Posted by PowHog View Post
A search will reveal tons of infos and reviews for sure. Unless you eat a couple more burgers 174 Softs sound right.

Point is getting a pair of Bros entitles you for moderating the 'other' forum too.
I'm not a total JONG. I did a search, but whats the fun in silently sitting in my office reading when I can bounce new ideas off the likes of you. sheesh:

The thought of moderating here and THERE, well, that makes me Hawt!

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Originally Posted by SkiRacer55 View Post
...as noted above, you already have a ton of skis like that. What you really need is a pair of these:

http://cgi.ebay.com/05-06-Atomic-Rac...QQcmdZViewItem
A ton? C'mon really, I bet if I weighed them it wouldn't be nearly a ton. Maybe a couple hundred pounds?
Those Atomics would be awesome to put under my darkhouse so I can spear with my dad!!!
post #43 of 58
If you get skis at 195, you'll have part of your iceboat built, especially if you're out on a lake with much snow on the ice.
post #44 of 58
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

The thought of moderating here and THERE, well, that makes me Hawt!


Good idea. Introduce yourself using your TGR name and say . Hi I'm Trekchick and moderate at Epic and would love to moderate for you folks.

I'm sure the friendly folks at TGR will give you the guidance you seek to begin moderating there.
post #45 of 58
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.. but whats the fun in silently sitting in my office reading when I can bounce new ideas off the likes of you. sheesh:

The thought of moderating here and THERE, well, that makes me Hawt!
Think of the collateral ecomomic damage when keeping others away from work .......

Speaking about moderation.... I'd love sittin' on the fence and watching you getting eaten alive while doing the trainer in a pool of Piranhas...:
post #46 of 58
Thread Starter 
I post on TGR once in a while, I figured most know who I am there because I use SnowHot on SkiDiva, TGR and SnowHeads.
Back to the subject at hand.............
I am leaning toward the 174 Soft. I understand the date they are available has been pushed back slightly but am looking forward to getting on some.

I'll pm Marshal Olson. See if he can hook me up with a demo while I'm in Colorado.
post #47 of 58
Thread Starter 
One more Question!
When I get the Bro's will I lose my fear of jumping off cliffs?
post #48 of 58
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by mollmeister View Post
Hey, Trekchick, have you tried Volkl Aura? That was the other *chubby* ski (albeit 5mm narrower underfoot) I have been considering. Chick ski, of course, but being as I am so small and skiing mostly off piste, a softer flex isn't always a bad thing for me, depending on the ski.

Just wondering if you've skied it. I might try to get my hands on some next couple of weeks.

PM me your CO dates-- would love to try to hook up.
Moll, one question I forgot to answer.
I have not skied the Aura but I hear phenomenal things about it.
I may demo it some day too.
For now, I'm stoked about the bro!
post #49 of 58

Okay, you win...

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Originally Posted by alpinedad View Post
Pfft.

Lightweight.

Real men ski these.
...as you can see from my collection, I have some big boys, but nothing like this...I get scared just looking at a pair of 238s online...

post #50 of 58
Thread Starter 
One more question and this is kinda humour and kinda serious.
I've asked if these will get me over the fear of jumping off cliffs.......ala, make me like Tyrone Shoelaces
But on the serious side. I've noticed that the wider platform under foot has leaned toward some stability and some confidence when I finally took a 4' drop.
Is there some truth to the notion that the wider platform is a dose of courage for drops?
post #51 of 58

Won't make any difference at all...

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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
One more question and this is kinda humour and kinda serious.
I've asked if these will get me over the fear of jumping off cliffs.......ala, make me like Tyrone Shoelaces
But on the serious side. I've noticed that the wider platform under foot has leaned toward some stability and some confidence when I finally took a 4' drop.
Is there some truth to the notion that the wider platform is a dose of courage for drops?
...what you need is a helmet, a steep landing, and some work on sucking up that many Gs....
post #52 of 58
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
I've asked if these will get me over the fear of jumping off cliffs.......
I do not condone that type of irresponsible behavior

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But on the serious side. I've noticed that the wider platform under foot has leaned toward some stability and some confidence when I finally took a 4' drop.
Is there some truth to the notion that the wider platform is a dose of courage for drops?
I actually think a wider ski does help stomp out landings to some degree. I'm not sure how much of it is mental vs actual, but I do like the feel of stomping an air with a wider ski. I.e. I feel like I can stomp bigger airs on my 115mm waisted skis vs. 99mm waisted skis (then again, my 115 waisted skis are 192 in length and the 99 waisted are 183 in length...so that might have something to do with my preference as well).

If you're just jumping in the terrain park or onto a smooth, groomer like surface ski width probably doesn't do anything for landing a jump, but in off-piste variable terrain (especially if you have a sketchy runout) width definitely helps IMO (but is obviously no substitute for technique)
post #53 of 58
Thread Starter 
Thanks Tyrone!
I'd say I wanna be you when I grow up, but I'm almost 10 years older than you.

Now another techie question:
Is there some comparison of the stiff vs the soft, as far as flex?
post #54 of 58
Thread Starter 
I'm planning on demoing in Denver when I go at the end of the month, but aside from that I'm wondering if I should start shopping for bindings now.
I've got a pair of Solly 912's with fat brakes, but I'm almost thinking I'd rather put some Rossi's on them like I have on the BlueHouse.
post #55 of 58
i only have the stiffs to demo at the moment, but i think you should try both the 164 and the 174's.

it should help you dial in what length and flex you want better. if you like the turn shape but want a little softer on the longer ones, then BAM, if you like the little shorter stiffer skis then BAM. etc.... i might say that it would make sense... and obviously i'd only charge you on 1 pair for the demo. just give me a shout before you head out here. i might be able to swing by a-basin for some runs too.

additionally, i can also say i normally only ski on 190+ skis and am thus far very very impressed with the 183's.
post #56 of 58
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by msolson View Post
i only have the stiffs to demo at the moment, but i think you should try both the 164 and the 174's.

it should help you dial in what length and flex you want better. if you like the turn shape but want a little softer on the longer ones, then BAM, if you like the little shorter stiffer skis then BAM. etc.... i might say that it would make sense... and obviously i'd only charge you on 1 pair for the demo. just give me a shout before you head out here. i might be able to swing by a-basin for some runs too.

additionally, i can also say i normally only ski on 190+ skis and am thus far very very impressed with the 183's.
Thanks a ton!!
I would love it if you could hook up with us to ski when we're out there.
I'll be sure to send you a pm or call you when its a bit closer.
The dates are Jan 25-28 to ski. Looks like Copper on the 25th and Abasin-ish for the rest of the time.
Here is my GTG Thread

Any chance dookey will be out there?
post #57 of 58
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
TC: if you're going to Denver, i believe they have a Bro Demo Center that's located on the way to the mountains from the airport.

For Denver, contact maggot marshalolson (aka marsha) at Green Mountain Sports at:

2950 S. BEAR CREEK BLVD, UNIT D
LAKEWOOD, CO 80228
Phone: 303-987-8758
10-6 m-sat

http://greenmountainsports.com/index.cfm

Marshal has posted her many time, as well...
Getting ready for my trip and looking forward to the possibilities of this demo.
I'll be posting my thoughts, and, If marsha skis with me, he'll get to post his thoughts on a Michigan hack on a Bro!!
post #58 of 58
Thread Starter 
Trekchick sniffs 174 Soft Bros in the air! Will she swim away or take the bait?
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