Originally Posted by dumpy
IMHO A true north eastern skier of "Advanced abilities" could at least hold an edge on ice on a pair of freakin Spatulas if they really needed to (as long as the edges are sharp). Full on shred, not so much. Ok Spatulas might be a stretch, but you get my point.
Unless this guy is at Jay every week, Prophet 100s will certainly Float in the Pow he will see.
Agreed! I have a pair of 100's in the Karhu version and it takes a LOT to get them to slide out even on the iciest of days! Granted 100 underfoot means a longer transition time from edge to edge, but these things are stiff enough, and have enough sidecut that they def. rip on the firm stuff.
As for flotation, IMHO there is really not much need to go more than 100 or so underfoot for the East Coast. If you can afford it then it may be fun to get a set of 130's or some Steez like a couple of my boys have up at Jay, but they only really NEED a ski like that what, maybe a half a dozen days a year?
Granted there are a lot of good skis in the 90ish mm range, but remember that the smaller you go the less you float. If you want a fattie that will hold it's own on the groomers then go with the prophet 100.