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Fat touring ski?Which one?

post #1 of 14
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I need to get a fat powder ski that I can do some touring on in utah. I want something fat,stiiff,and can rip. Also the ski must be a twin tip. I'm considering atomic thug, rossignol steeze? Can anyone give me some tips, comments of a similar set up. I have a pair a naxo's that are dying to mounted this season.
post #2 of 14
I haven't skied the Volkl Mantra, but have heard good things including that it is stiff...
post #3 of 14
I'm also considering a new pair of fatties for touring, complementing my heavy goats.

Sugar Daddy looks great (light and pretty fat = 99 waist)
I got my eyes on Head Monster 95 as well, felt very light in the store but no twin tip..
Fischer Kehua might be an option (twintip, 92 waist, 1800grams/ski)... how fat do you need?
post #4 of 14
Mantra is a good option but not a twin tip, why would you want a twin tip for a dedicated 'Fat Touring' Ski? They suck in Couloirs, a pain to use with skins and you can't use them for a belay.
K2 Coomba is the best ski on the market for this description. Also the BD Verdict, Scott Pure, Dynastar Legend Pro/XXL, Volkl Katana.
post #5 of 14
Not sure how fat you want to go, but my son uses Mantras with Naxos for both AT and inbounds, although not the lightess setup he likes the versatility. Not sure about the advantage of twin tips, unless you're sking switch in the backcountry.
post #6 of 14
Switch in the BC with Naxo, LMFHO
post #7 of 14
Bluehouse district 250 bucks on TGR from mulitple sellers, its light and fits your needs.

My guess on why he wants twin is because of all the great natural terrain we have to play on here in Utah.
post #8 of 14
I disagree about twin tips not being useful. They hold the tail attachment up off the snow, and they make side-slipping way easier. And why are they worse in couloirs? I've found just the opposite.

Anyway, I've been on the verdict this season and love it.
post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
Bluehouse district 250 bucks on TGR from mulitple sellers, its light and fits your needs.

My guess on why he wants twin is because of all the great natural terrain we have to play on here in Utah.

I'll have to respectfully disagree, BP...

Districts are fairly soft and the OP stated he want's "stiff".

How about some Armada ANT's?
post #10 of 14
well you cna still rip on them and being tons lighter than the competion thats where i would go.
post #11 of 14
volkl kuro. duh.
post #12 of 14
Fat is relative but a pair of regular Bros would fit likely that bill - have a pair myself set up with Naxos. Works well, pretty light, damp, different flexes available.

Coombas are way too soft for my taste as a versatile AT rig but some folks just like that.
post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by PowHog View Post

Coombas are way too soft for my taste as a versatile AT rig but some folks just like that.
easy is good. most people like easy. soft is easy to initiate. that's all. there are many benefits to stiff, but they are different benefits from when we like soft.
post #14 of 14
I ski the Mantra 184 with Freerides it is definitely not stiff and has a speed limit. I'm actually considering replacing them. You may want to check some of Black Diamonds skis...the Zealot and Verdicts are over 100mm and relatively light.
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