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post #121 of 147

Hard snow carving - 75mm RTM 75is

Anything else - 98mm BMX 98's

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< 70 mm.
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everyday 88  if there is more than 6" fresh snow I will rent and go around 100

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Groomers- Rossi Pursuit HP (81mm)

Everything else- Line SFB (108mm)

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Harpack: 90

Softpack: 90

Bumps: 90

Pow: 90

Crud: 90

Mix of hardpack, softpack, bumps, pow, crud, crust, slop, and splat: 90

Groomers: 78

post #127 of 147

I skied bumps on 115's yesterday. Man that was fun.  I think I could live with ~95 and ~115, though now I've got one in between too. 

post #128 of 147
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Originally Posted by mtebor View Post
 

everyday 88  if there is more than 6" fresh snow I will rent and go around 100

So while you're in the rental shop everyone else is carving up the new snow?

post #129 of 147
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Originally Posted by lakespapa View Post
 

 

Do you find Europeans ski narrower skis in general?  That's been my impression.

 

Strongly depends on the resort, respectively the amount of backcountry skiers around. Go to places like Andermatt, Verbier, Krippenstein ect. and your impression may change.

 

 

These days I spend most of the time on sticks with a 112 waist, occasionally 99 and on really deep days 122 mm.

post #130 of 147
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Originally Posted by prickly View Post

So while you're in the rental shop everyone else is carving up the new snow?

 



Renting for pow is a common occurence for travelling skiers. Pow doesn't magically appear, you keep an eye on the forecast and pick your rentals up the night before.
post #131 of 147

Ski at least 80% off piste so.........

 

Hardpack:  Kastle FX 94

 

Mixed/Crud/Corn:  Kastle FX 104

 

Powder skiing:  Kastle West (110 waist)

post #132 of 147
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Originally Posted by supergaper View Post
 

Ski at least 80% off piste so.........

 

Hardpack:  Kastle FX 94

 

Mixed/Crud/Corn:  Kastle FX 104

 

Powder skiing:  Kastle West (110 waist)

Question: did you find the 94 better than the 84 on hardpack? I have an MX78/FX94/BMX118 quiver, but almost went with the FX84/104, since the 84 was more fun in bumps and super quick.  Did you try it as well? 

post #133 of 147

Never tried the 84, when I said 80% off piste that was probably optimistic, I connect my favorite runs with 

short goomers, and ski a fair amount of side country (Hi Josh Matta!) so 94 is the narrowest I would go.

 

I will say that the 22.5 m sidecut is misleading, the MX line hooks up a lot quicker.  I was relieved because

steep chalky stuff like expert chutes, tower 3 and the altas I prefer a straighter ski that doesnt hook up and

can be slid around a bit.

 

FWIW I sold my BMX 108s this week because I like how easy the Wests ski.  Maybe a function of the weirder

upside down snow we have had this year.

 

And I am another year older and weaker!

 

Oh, and the FX 104 is hands down the best spring ski ever.

post #134 of 147

everyday: 98 (elan spire)

powder: 117 (praxis concept)

post #135 of 147

Just back from 10 days in St Anton & Davos, and all the skiers without ABS backpacks were on well narrower than my 98mm Hell & Backs -- the ABS backpack crowd were on way wider.

post #136 of 147
Were the Hell and Backs the right ski for what you skied? Or would you have gone narrower? Thinking of going next year and unsure what skis I'd be happiest on there. Also got Recons and Outlaws but they are getting "up there" age wise.
post #137 of 147
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

Were the Hell and Backs the right ski for what you skied? Or would you have gone narrower? Thinking of going next year and unsure what skis I'd be happiest on there. Also got Recons and Outlaws but they are getting "up there" age wise.

It depends if you will be skiing with the guide off piste or mostly stay on piste with occasional foray off trail. In my recent experience I wish I had something mid 80's underfoot and there was abundant daily snowfall. My Elan Spire was just bit too much at the end of the day having to navigate bumps on the way down to the resort level. Also, not very often will you find 6"+ daily in the Alps, as you probably know. Maybe I was on the wrong 98mm ski, but IMO Elan Amphibio 88xti, 82xti or even Head REV 85pro would probably serve me better with European ski circumstances, environment and style. That's why I am trying to get rid of Spires - already started thinking about the next year:)
post #138 of 147
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Originally Posted by Snowbowler View Post
 

If I spend a day ripping hardpack groomers on a 98mm wide Blizzard One I feel it. Another vote here for not muscle pain. To me its in the knee, ligament, cartledge stuff. This year I have had 1  partial day on a old goat 106mm underfoot and everything else has been 80mm or under. Just spent Friday ripping around Kton on GS skis and had a blast but really would like to get on my Worth Humpbacks 107mm and get in some pow. Maybe Weds/ Thurs storm ???? hopefully

I ski 90% of my days on the Ones and I never feel anything but then I spend less than 30% of my time skiing hardpack groomers so maybe thats the difference.  Conditions here are never so bad that I would choose to ski groomers other than as  way to get around.   The Ones are fine on groomers but I have better choices if that's what I was doing but again I'd rather stay home than ski groomers all day.

post #139 of 147

83 is what I am currently using for everything, but would like to get a pair of powder skis next year.

post #140 of 147
I'm on a 75 width ski as my daily driver but might get something closer to 85/90 going forward. I'll keep both but pull out the 75 for the times the snow is bad.
post #141 of 147
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Originally Posted by UGASkiDawg View Post
 

I ski 90% of my days on the Ones and I never feel anything but then I spend less than 30% of my time skiing hardpack groomers so maybe thats the difference.  Conditions here are never so bad that I would choose to ski groomers other than as  way to get around.   The Ones are fine on groomers but I have better choices if that's what I was doing but again I'd rather stay home than ski groomers all day.


When I went out to Copper last year I took out the Ones 177cm as my only ski . I brought that because of the wide variety of conditions that I think it is pretty good in. I didn't want to take the chance of bringing out my Blizzard 8.0 Ti and been wanting something more for powder and my Humpbacks looking for powder and having only firm stuff.I don't want to rent, well really I can't because even with the damage deposits I would still end up wrecking demo skis and having to pay so why not wreck my own. Having no idea what typical conditions would be like the best all around ski I have is the One. It worked out great for almost everything I found out there. Wish I had a bit more length and beef on a ski for charging the big bowls out there. 

Is it the best at any one thing? No. I had an S3 i thought was better in fresh powder and now the Worth Humpbacks. Cut up, tracked out powder and crud the One is better but still pretty good in untracked. Bumps? depends on snow conditions harder/frozen my 8.0 Ti are better, soft snow cut up bumps the Ones to me are better. Groomers again 8.0 win but if it is real packed powder like you get out west the Ones are pretty nice. Firm boiler plate not so nice, neither is the 8.0 compared with a GS ski. I do like having a quiver to pick from but can't afford to travel with my go to 3-4 pairs skis.

Pretty much most of my groomer skiing is just to get back to the lift unless we are stuck on man made with no natural around.My goal where I ski at the Snowbowl is to link tree runs so as not to have to go on trail but still more work to be done with the cutting in that dept.

post #142 of 147

92mm, 4frnt MSP's. I live in Michigan, but I'll travel with them as an all mountain ski.

post #143 of 147
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

Were the Hell and Backs the right ski for what you skied? Or would you have gone narrower? Thinking of going next year and unsure what skis I'd be happiest on there. Also got Recons and Outlaws but they are getting "up there" age wise.

Not ideal for my stay in St Anton, where everything off-piste was refrozen crud (as far as I could find) on the four days I spent there. I probably should've taken the opportunity to demo something like a detuned GS in a low 70s width.

Worked quite nicely in Davos, though, in a few inches of dust-on-krust at Jacobshorn and some very nice windbuff -- maybe 6+ inches -- at both Parsenn and Rhinerhorn. In fact I liked them so much that I'm now torn between them and my Protests for upcoming SLC trip. 

post #144 of 147
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Originally Posted by volklgirl View Post

Ice skate days - 68
Non ice skate days - 87 or 94


What a difference 5-6 years makes!

 

Ice skate days - 85 (Fischer Hybrid)

Any version of soft snow - 105 (Volkl Kiku) or 119 (Volkl Shiro)

post #145 of 147
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Originally Posted by Do Work View Post

89mm... I love my Mojo 90s everyday here on the east coast on anything but zamboni-polished ice and like JPH, I expect to see alot of my 183 BROs this season when the flakes are fresh.

 

 

Oh how things change!  

 

 

 

I've been on my 109 underfoot Magics almost every day since the beginning of last season and never find myself wishing for something else.       

post #146 of 147

I ski my 

 

MX83s  83mm for hard pack slow thru fast including bumps

Blizzard Brahmas88mm - for hardpack/light powder and crud including trees and bumps

My Soul Riders 98mm for not so hard groomer though not so deep powder

My Super Bro 91mm  for hard pack going really fast

My Patrons(113) they are great on hard pack but hurt my feet and not nearly as quick as my narrow skis

Mmy sickles(110) for touring and certain types of powder vs the patrons

My cochises(108) for charging though variable snow of all types.

 

my everyday ski width does not really exist. 

post #147 of 147

88 mm.  Dynastar Legend Mythic Riders.  Ski mostly the East, with a trip out west annually.  No need for anything narrower!

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