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Do I really need another ski ?

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Well, to get to the point. As of now I have the K2 Recons with the marker intergrated binding. Love them but they are heavy ! I find myself wanting to buy another pair of skis. Why ?? No clue... !! Been skiing for 20+ years and I consider myself pretty good Was looking at powder skis and twin tips. I am going to start planning more trips out west and Canada. Is the recon going to be okay out there ? Do I really need a powder specific ski or should I get a pair of twin tips for my east coast skiing and f'in around then demo powder skis when I go out west ? I keep reading about all these skis and just want to ride them all but don't have the luxury to demo all. I am not sure what the hell to do !! Hate that ! Wint feel right till I purchase something.... Guess I just like new things If you want stats I am 5'10" at 180 lbs. Ski bumps, trees, groomers etc... just down for whatever. I am not even sure how to figure out what length is right for the twin tip or powder ski. I had a hard time going from a 195 Rossi 7M to my recon 174. Buying skis got harder since I started !!!

Thanks
Brian
post #2 of 17
Definitely get a powder ski. I'll bet it will even see some action back east. Probably don't want to go too wide or reverse camber to maintain some versatility. Try something around 100 mm waist and medium to stiff flex. Once you go fat you'll never go back.

Skis to try:

Dynastar Legend Pro
PM Gear Bro Model
Line Prophet 100
K2 Coomba
Fisher Watea 100
post #3 of 17
No, you really need two more pair. A hardpack groomer zoomer and a powder ski. The good news, it's ski deal season.
post #4 of 17
When I see a thread like this, I fondly reminisce the days when I was looking at ski #2 for my quiver.

Welcome. You have now been assimilated

One big question for you..........are you looking for a ski that will be good in powder, or something that is powder specific?
I'm assuming you want something that will be good in powder and yet, not totally useless when you are just playing around.

Skis that pop into my mind that should be on your demo list are
Blizzard Titan Cronos, and Argos.
Fischer Watea
Head im88

Wow, there are so many great skis to choose from, my head is spinning. How is your head?
post #5 of 17
Thread Starter 
Well I still have my Dynastar S9 for the hardback and yes I agree... I do need two ++ pair more I am actually thinking about bringing back my first generation 7M. I still have my last 5 pairs of skis STRAIGHT BOARDS BABY !!! I was looking at the Coomba because some of the profits are supposed to go to his family. I am also looking to get away from K2 in some respect. Want to try something different. Really had my eye on the legends too !!! See what I'm saying ? My eyes are all over the place. I think I want powder specific because the recon is generally all around ski. So I think I need to get the right tool for the job. Love toys !! And like Steve said it is sale time !!

I'm assuming you want something that will be good in powder and yet, not totally useless when you are just playing around..... YES SIR>..YOU ARE CORRECT SIR
post #6 of 17
Legend Pro or Nordica Enforcer are both great mid-fat western skis. They handle moderate powder very well (actually, any powder well) and they handle firmer snow very well
post #7 of 17
How many skis do you have now?
post #8 of 17
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
How many skis do you have now?
Dynastar speed SF 186"
Rossi 7M 1st gen 190"
Rossi 7M 2nd gen 195"
K2 Recon 174"
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by bmg97 View Post
Dynastar speed SF 186"
Rossi 7M 1st gen 190"
Rossi 7M 2nd gen 195"
K2 Recon 174"
You need 5 pair.
post #10 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by bmg97 View Post
Dynastar speed SF 186"
Rossi 7M 1st gen 190"
Rossi 7M 2nd gen 195"
K2 Recon 174"
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
You need 5 pair.
5 is a nice even number
post #11 of 17
There is a nice formula to calculate the correct number of skis:

Quiver = N+1

where: N= the number of skis you have now.
you need to recalculate after you get a new pair.
post #12 of 17
That's the formula!
post #13 of 17
Thread Starter 
You guys are my new friends

Gonna buy something. Just have to do some more research !
post #14 of 17
And a word from one of the wise ones of epic:
Could we call him a sage?
Quote:
Originally Posted by SierraJim View Post
I remember watching a yellow Lab puppy playing and chasing her tail. At one point, she actually caught it and must've given it a nittle nip because she stopped and sat down with a quizzical look on her mug as if to say...."whoa, what did I just do?" Pretty soon, she was chasing again though. It was funny to watch.........




Da game is called "Priority points" You have a total of 100 priority points to assign. Look at each of the following terrain conditions and general ski characteristics and assign points from your allotment. The areas where you want the ski to absolutely excell might get say 15-20 points where the areas that you don't care about for this ski may only have five or even less. In no particular order...........

Hard snow grip and carving ability.
Deep fluffy powder
Moguls
Soft snow that's less than ideal (crud, sloppy sugar)
Manuverability
High speed capability
Rebound energy
Dampness
Forgiveness
Park/Switch
Cachet

Do your own work, and allow your neighbors to do theirs.

Ready....begin.....Tick, tick, tick.......

SJ
post #15 of 17
That K2 recon will work out west as a versatle 1 quiver ski. I know lots of skiers who use it on a lot of days out here. A lot of them use fatter skis on powder days, but the recon will work fine.
post #16 of 17
Funny that "the quiz" should come up again. I've been kicking around ideas for an online "ski selector" of sorts and was just thinking about that thing.

SJ
post #17 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by bmg97 View Post
You guys are my new friends

Gonna buy something. Just have to do some more research !

I ski on a 6 year old Rossignol Bandit B3 when that was their fat powder ski(94cm under foot 178cm long) at the time. I find that they will handle just about any powder situation and I can still ski them when it gets skiied out. Even bumps are tolerable as long as the snow is soft underneath. My wife is on a 2 year old Volkl Gotama(105cm underfoot) and she loves them in powder but wants to go to the car and change skis when it gets skiied out. For anything 12" and less, I use my Dynastar contact Ltd. new this year and I love them. They will handle anything on the mountain most times.
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