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Suggestions on new versatile powder ski

post #1 of 11
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Hi all,

I'm looking for a new pair of skis and could really use some advice. I'm currently on the metron 9's and they're great, but I'm looking for something that I can use for deeper snow.

Background:
Male 5'5 130lbs intermediate/advanced skier in Tahoe. Comfortable in most blacks but definitely still have a lot to improve on. I'd say I'm a level 6/7 (probably closer to 6) skier. Trying to work on skiing in variable conditions like powder. Also would like to improve in the bumps a bit.

With that said, I've been looking at the PMGear Bro 164, and thinking about waiting for the softs. Also have been looking at the Bandit B94s 158. What do you all think about these skis and lenths? And you think they aren't suitable to my needs/skill level, what are your suggestions?

Thanks!
post #2 of 11
Bluehouse District 176. It's gonna be cheap, too.

http://www.bluehouseskis.com/ski-pro...products_id=26
post #3 of 11
Not the Rossis.

The Bros are a very good choice. 175 Praxis Powders would be too. (Don't be intimidated by the rated length -- reverse camber skis ski a good 10cm shorter than the rated length.)
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the suggestions guys!

SunValley, have you had experience with Bluehouse skis? How do they compare with other big mountain skis?

Alpinedad, in terms of the bros do you recommend 164 stiff or 164 soft? I'm kind of worried the 164 stiffs will be too much for me, but I really have no idea.

Appreciate it guys this helps
post #5 of 11
You use the terms versatile and variable conditions. Take a look at the Dynastar Mythic Rider in 165. Sierrasnowboard.com has this ski marked down a bunch but I'm not sure if they have it in your size. At 130 pounds at your level you wouldn't want to go longer.
post #6 of 11
I'd look at some of the funshapes, and don't be scared about going a few cm longer,
skibee (my wife) is 5"4 and #145 and skis the brocker in 186 and loves it

http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/s...d.php?t=131183
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by mntlion View Post
I'd look at some of the funshapes, and don't be scared about going a few cm longer,
skibee (my wife) is 5"4 and #145 and skis the brocker in 186 and loves it

http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/s...d.php?t=131183
Like a Shamsn?
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by fkang View Post
Alpinedad, in terms of the bros do you recommend 164 stiff or 164 soft? I'm kind of worried the 164 stiffs will be too much for me, but I really have no idea.
I haven't flexed the 164s. I do own a pair of 188 softs and a pair of 188s that are in between soft and stiff. At least in the 188s, soft is plenty stiff for me -- a much more relaxed ride, and much more soft snow friendly, because the tips decamber much more easily.
post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 
thanks for all the responses guys, definitely helps
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
do any of you have experience with the bluehouse MR 164? they are narrower than the districts but i'm not sure if 176 is too long for me
post #11 of 11
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do any of you have experience with the bluehouse MR 164? they are narrower than the districts but i'm not sure if 176 is too long for me
I had been skiing 178ish skis until lat season when I bought the Bluehouse Districts in the 187 length. Turns out I loved the longer ski feel, but didn't really like that ski for soft/powder snow conditions. I really think the Bros, for sure the Praxis for a powder only ski or Goliath Sluffs in the 174 would make you very happy http://www.movementskis.com/pages/index_products.html
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