Ive been Skiing Stockli Stormriders (178) alpine setup with Atomic Alpine boots. Ive been doing much more backcountry and side country skiing. i'll probably spend 50% of my time off piste in bounds, 25% side country (<=1hr hike/skin from a lift) and 25% Backcountry. Im eyeballing a either Fritchi Freeride plus bindings or The Duke. Also my boots are shot so i want to invest in 700-800 in boots and i need a 1 pair of boots quiver, im looking at the new Garmont Raduim boots, But was thinking something a little bit stiffer might be better since im only doing the BC for the downhill. Also, the Stormriders seem to be tough in the trees, I have a cheap pair of rossi 162 i use for rock/in bound tree skiing and they handle 100% better than the Stockli in the tight stuff (though they rage when you pop out of the tight trees). Any suggestions on a Ski? Im sort of a Stockli fan, i was sold on them the 1st day i skied them. Im looking for a one size fits all setup here, seeing that Im going to spend around 2000 bucks on it. Thanks.
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8/28/08 at 5:09pm