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Should i buy an pair of Bros?

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
i nvr been on em but have read up on them quite a bit. i'm on salomon's x-wing furys 180s now and want something a bit bigger and better in the pow and steep terrain. Anyone have and opinions on them?

i dont really need em untill may, headed for a season in Argentina, so if anyone knows where i could buy this years model after the season is over in the US.

thanks for the help
post #2 of 18
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Originally Posted by tylerjames View Post
i nvr been on em but have read up on them quite a bit.
Where do you currently ski? There *might* be some demo's around near you if you would like to try them out.

At the moment, the only place to purchase PMGear Bro Model sks are directly from the website: www.pmgear.com
post #3 of 18
You are definitely sniffing on the right track. I've been looking at the Bros and will be demoing later this week.
I'm sure I'll be posting a review.

They sure look sweeeeeeet!
post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
You are definitely sniffing on the right track. I've been looking at the Bros and will be demoing later this week.
I'm sure I'll be posting a review.

They sure look sweeeeeeet!
Can't wait to read the review!

And maybe it will be SO good that the husband will want to reward me with them on Valentine's Day?
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post #5 of 18
Tyrone,
Any demos planned for Whistler?
post #6 of 18
Would looooove to have some in Whistler, but we're just not there yet.

So far our demo program is very limited, but at least it's more than what we've had in the past (which was nothing...heh). Anyway, there are demo centers in Kirkwood and Mammoth Mountains in CA (and soon right in our Reno factory as well for peeps flying into Reno to hit Tahoe); Solitude in UT (BCC), just outside of Denver for people heading up I-70, and Chamonix.
post #7 of 18
Thread Starter 
alright thanks for the info on that. if anyone could help me out with a model it'd help alot/

which one would best suit me? as a good skiier,(grew up on the east coast skiing VT mostly, lived in steamboat for a yr and 2 seasons in Argentina/Chile). i'm 5'10ish 170ish. i'm on a pair of Salomon X-wing Fury 180s now.

BRO 164s, BRO 174s, BRO 179s, BRO 179 FAT, BRO 183s, BRO 188s, BRO 192s or the BRO 195s
post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by Tyrone Shoelaces View Post
... and Chamonix.
So Tom@Cham = your demo center?
post #9 of 18
Any chance of some skis coming East? I'd love to demo some, specifically the 179 stiff, but don't think I'll be making it out west before springtime. Jay Peak would make a great East Coast testing ground... steeps, deep snow, tight trees....
post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by PowHog View Post
So Tom@Cham = your demo center?
Tom is indeed the center...rep might be the more appropriate term. He's the keeper of the demo fleet and in charge of getting them out and keeping them tuned up and ready to go.

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Originally Posted by JayPowHound View Post
Any chance of some skis coming East? I'd love to demo some, specifically the 179 stiff, but don't think I'll be making it out west before springtime. Jay Peak would make a great East Coast testing ground... steeps, deep snow, tight trees....
Let me get back to you on this....there isn't anything official, but I might be able to put you in touch with someone.

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Originally Posted by tylerjames View Post

which one would best suit me? as a good skiier,(grew up on the east coast skiing VT mostly, lived in steamboat for a yr and 2 seasons in Argentina/Chile). i'm 5'10ish 170ish. i'm on a pair of Salomon X-wing Fury 180s now.

BRO 164s, BRO 174s, BRO 179s, BRO 179 FAT, BRO 183s, BRO 188s, BRO 192s or the BRO 195s
Whoa that's a lot of choices!

Can you tell me more information about what you are looking to get out of your new ski? Are you looking for something for charging & hucking on powder days, an off-piste one-ski quiver?, a BC touring rig? What don't you like about your current Fury's?
post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by Tyrone Shoelaces View Post
Let me get back to you on this....there isn't anything official, but I might be able to put you in touch with someone.
Thanks, keep me informed... feel free to PM me if you hear of anything. I ski mostly at Jay and Attitash, but will travel around NH VT or Maine for the opportunity to ski some BRO's. I have been looking around for a big-mountain type ski, not crazy wide, pretty straight and stiff, and the 179 stiff sounds like it may be just what I need. (I've been thinking about mythic riders, but I worry they have more sidecut than I want. 21m R vs 32m with the 179 bro!) Can't buy 'em till I try 'em though, you know the deal. Thanks for any help!
post #12 of 18
Thread Starter 
looking for something mainly to that would give me awesome handling off piste in steep terrain and deep powder and perform well in the trees.
my furys are awesome just want a more aggressive ski. and bros seem to have a more personal feel to em and the fact that they are made by hand and have there roots in these forums is something i wouldent be able to find in a larger company like salomons k2ect.
post #13 of 18
BTW, Just for sh**s and giggles, any idea how many of a given model are made each season? Are we talking hundreds, thousand(s)? Just wonderin'


Oh... also, I'm 5'7, 150lbs. 25 and athletic. I was thinking about the 179, but now I'm reading about the 183 which has the same sidecut, but is longer (and stiffer?) Will the 79 be enough ski for me or should I consider the 83? I'd love to try 'em both if I could find 'em..
post #14 of 18
My understanding is that total annual production is in the hundreds.

I own two pairs of 188s -- one pair of softs, one pair of blem midsofts. I'm 210 pounds, 6'1", and love floating in soft snow, carving long turns on groomers, and long walks at sunset.
post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by alpinedad View Post
My understanding is that total annual production is in the hundreds.

I own two pairs of 188s -- one pair of softs, one pair of blem midsofts. I'm 210 pounds, 6'1", and love floating in soft snow, carving long turns on groomers, and long walks at sunset.
What about Pina Coladas and long walks in the rain?
post #16 of 18
TylerJames, I would go with a pair of 183's or 179's. I'm 5'11", 190 lbs and love skiing trees (and of course powder) and I've got the 179 softs. They kick ass, no doubt.
post #17 of 18
I demo'd the new 183s which are only available in stiff right now. FYI, I'm 5'9" 165#. I was concerned that they may be a little long for me, but not so. They feel incredibly light under foot and are easily maneuverable in all conditions. I did ski them in just a little bit of tight trees and was able to throw them around fairly easily. No fresh, deep snow that day, so I can't comment on the powder performance, but I'm sure it's stellar. I think they'd probably be a good choice for you.
post #18 of 18
Thread Starter 
thanks for all the help i am going to try and get a pair of 188s stiff. should be the perfect ski for the andes this winter.
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