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Sierra Ski Deals #7

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
Some models are very limited in numbers and will go fast. Some have just been reloaded and have good stock.

For those that are feeling twippish

Atomic Pimp
Dynastar Big Trouble Limited
Dynastar Trouble Maker Limited
Fischer Addict Pro
Nordica Supercharger Enforcer
Salomon The Dumont
Salomon Mynx (Womens)
Volkl Bridge

Plus a carve monster and a fan favorite

Volkl Tigershark 12 powerswitch w/ iPT 14.0 Piston

Fischer Watea 84

SJ
post #2 of 21
Greta Deals again Jim, cant buy anything right now but the Pimp and Bridge for that price is pretty damn good.
post #3 of 21
What about watea 94 for an extra fan service? Thanks.
post #4 of 21
Damn I want a pair of Enforcers but I can't live in them which I would have to if I get another pair of skis.
post #5 of 21
Jim, you are killing me. Just bought a new pair of Watea 94s and now you put the 84 on sale, tempting me to get it also!

Actually, I'd probably be better off with a hard snow biased mid fat rather than the Watea anyway being in the east. Suggestions? Considering the Cool or Cold Heat or the Tigershark 12.

Mike
post #6 of 21
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While I am a big fan of Fischers and often prefer them to similar Volkls, in this case I'm on the opposite side of the fence. I think the flowflex plate on the cool/cold was not a great idea as it was maybe too much of a pretty good thing for all mountain versatility. That plate makes sense on the progressor but to me at least it just doesn't belong on the Heats. The TS 12 both switch and non switch are to me, better choices. Given your current quiver, the TS would be a nice middle position along with what you have.

SJ
post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
Greta Deals again Jim, cant buy anything right now but the Pimp and Bridge for that price is pretty damn good.
Everybody knows about the Bridge and it did well this year but the Pimp deserves more recognition than it gets. For whatever reason, the Pimp didn't catch on this year when they went to a sidewall build. Within it's width and flex range, it's as good as anything.

SJ
post #8 of 21
Its a good job you don't do international shipping, or I'd be the owner of a pair of 181 TM Ltds! And then I'd have all sorts of explaining to do - though the great price might just swing the argument in my favour 'Er indoors has only just gotten over the i.M 78s!

Love the retro graphics on those TMs (the regular '08s were fugly).
post #9 of 21
Nice prices Jim!

I do have to say, he still has some really good deals on some other skis he didn't mention in this post.
post #10 of 21
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Nice prices Jim!

I do have to say, he still has some really good deals on some other skis he didn't mention in this post.
Thanks Glenn:

Occasionally we do have other skis that go crazy deep discount but without an announcement. This is done on sort of a rotating basis or sometimes to just get rid of "the last one". The SSD concept is intended to point out key items to Epic members. I can't stay on top of all of 'em and also I don't want to drown folks with enormous lists posted up every week.

I guess it pays to just "shop" from time to time............

SJ
post #11 of 21
Jim, let us know about other types of gear as well. I know I got a killer deal on helmets from you last season. most of the sales are skis but we aslo crave other gear too!
post #12 of 21
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For whatever reason, the Pimp didn't catch on this year when they went to a sidewall build. Within it's width and flex range, it's as good as anything.SJ
Just a wild guess, but maybe it was the name.
post #13 of 21
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Just a wild guess, but maybe it was the name.
And graphics.
post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by SierraJim View Post
Everybody knows about the Bridge and it did well this year but the Pimp deserves more recognition than it gets. For whatever reason, the Pimp didn't catch on this year when they went to a sidewall build. Within it's width and flex range, it's as good as anything.

SJ
the pimps ski great got on a pair of 193s this year a was REALLY impressed. super stable big mountain ride that flexes somewhere between a gotama and a LP.

Next years woodcore sidewalled twin tipped snoops look and skied really promising as well. Do you know what sizes there will be in the 08-09 snoops I have only gotten to ski the 180cm which felt alittle short.
post #15 of 21
Jim I own the Big Troubles but haven't skied them yet. I got the 176 before I looked at them and was shocked at how turned up the tips and tails are. I'm 200# 5'10" but I will use them only east as a wide jib and bump ski not really a powder ski I have others for that. My question is do they ski short and should I grab a pair of 186's? Mine are the limited as well new in the plastic. These are killer prices on all of these skis. Thanks
post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
the pimps ski great got on a pair of 193s this year a was REALLY impressed. super stable big mountain ride that flexes somewhere between a gotama and a LP.

Next years woodcore sidewalled twin tipped snoops look and skied really promising as well. Do you know what sizes there will be in the 08-09 snoops I have only gotten to ski the 180cm which felt alittle short.
I'm home today so I'll have to check on the sizes tomorrow. I wanna say the longest size is 185 (ish) but I disremember exactly. I thought the new Snoop was among the very best of the all mtn twips. It was REALLY good.

SJ
post #17 of 21
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Jim I own the Big Troubles but haven't skied them yet. I got the 176 before I looked at them and was shocked at how turned up the tips and tails are. I'm 200# 5'10" but I will use them only east as a wide jib and bump ski not really a powder ski I have others for that. My question is do they ski short and should I grab a pair of 186's? Mine are the limited as well new in the plastic. These are killer prices on all of these skis. Thanks
I've commented before that the BT is a true twin shape and yes, they have a short contact length. OTH, despite the soft tail, the mid and forebody is quite firm. Given your planned usage, you're probably OK but if the term "all mountain" ( were to creep into your brain......185. The BT is like the Pimp in some ways.....one of the best skis going that has less hype than it probably deserves.

Heck that '83 graphic alone makes me want one myself. I was racing on those at the time.

SJ
post #18 of 21
So, Tog, Mermer, and Bob Barnes have got me thinking about a slalom-like ski. How does the Tigershark fit the bill? It seems a bit wide, as I was thinking about something in the 70 range.

I'm a hefty guy -- 235, 5'11". If I did go with the TS, would 168 be too short? I ski an AC4 in 178, and a Mantra in 183.

Mike
post #19 of 21
Is that a light at the end of the tunnel? (and it's not NJ)

Ok, let's not rush into anything here though. The tigershark12's on sale above are still 79mm underfoot - not much different than the AC40 82mm. Not sure about the AC4.

The Tigershark 10 is 73mm underfoot - now we're getting somewhere.
168: 121-73-105 14.3m radius
175: 121-73-105 15.8m radius
I would say if you go with this ski you definitely want the power switch.
I will say definitely that the Head supershape magnums are too soft for you.(too soft for me also)

Hmmm why not even go towards an even more "slalom like" ski in the 60's?:

There's a lot of choice in this area of skis. Perhaps start a thread and get some suggestions. There's people here with good advice since you've narrowed your search somewhat.

Your going to need a ski with some beef in it.

Something like the Stockli Laser Sc might be good:
114 63: 95 14.8m radius @170 16.1 @177
170 w/plate would make more sense I think but you'll hate it for awhile in anything other than groomed.
Bear in mind that with these types of skis plates can make a big difference. You can take a 170 and drastically alter the stiffness/response with the type of plate. You would definitely want some sort of plate.

Fischer World Cup RC (not SC)
112 - 66 - 96 16m at 175cm (so less at 170) this might be good at 175 too for west.

Really, there's tons of choices.

I guess I would caution against going with too much sidecut, say much less than 14m. (In the true slalom category) Just because that's a drastic change for you and if the skis come around too quickly legs can be broken. (I heard horror stories from Bob about this happening with very good skiers. It took me a couple of runs to forget as he looked at my skis while talking.(13.5m radius) hmmm...guess what he was skiing Big Sky in? 165 slaloms...)

I noticed the Atomic Pimps were on sale here....
post #20 of 21
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Jim, let us know about other types of gear as well. I know I got a killer deal on helmets from you last season. most of the sales are skis but we aslo crave other gear too!
x2! If the price is right, I'll usually just buy it!
post #21 of 21
Thanks James, i think i will do that. I did think the 12 might be a bit wide. Perhaps the 10...
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