I have a question about the Scott Schmidts and DP Pros. I am 6'1" and 175 pounds. I figure I'm a level 8 skier and I get 50 or 60 days in a season, at Alta and Snowbird. I mostly use traditional technique. I currently ski the Stormrider XLs in a 184 and really love them except when it gets deep, but even then they're better than the other skis I've tried. I want a ski for when there is over a foot of powder. Something I can take into Greeley Bowl, under the Collins chair or down Sidewinder or Stonecrusher. This year I tried the Watea 94s (so so), Scott Mission (didn't like, too light/soft) and Atomic Snoop Daddys (okay), but was unable to find a pair of DP Pros to demo and could only demo the Scott Schmidts in the 178. I enjoyed them very much and thought that they were a fun ski. I took them through the trees and down some of the chutes off Supreme lift and was able to make quick turns. I just felt that they were too short and would not be as good in some of the bowls if there was over a foot of powder. I had really wanted to try the 193 DP Pros, but no luck. I've got a few questions. First, is there a significant difference in how the Scott Schmidts ski in the 188 versus the 178? How do these compare to the DP Pros? Any recommendations on the Stocklis or on other skis? What about the Elan 888 or 999? BTW, today was one of the best days of the season with knee to waist deep powder in places under the Collins chair, on North Rustler and on Stonecrusher.
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4/10/08 at 8:27pm