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Help me fill slot #2 (of 3) in my quiver

post #1 of 15
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Looking for slot #2 in my quiver (replacing my metrons)

Primarily New England Skier - try to do a week out west every year. I'd consider myself a level 8-9 skier. 45 days in last year. 6' 230 lbs (I know, lay off the pizza). Despite my size, I prefer a shorter ski.

For patrolling at the local bump (250 ft vert) and boilerplate days - I have a Atomic SL9s 161cm

For powder days (especially out west) Icelantic Shamans 173cm.

So what to fill the gap with? Something with an 80's waist, and medium radius (15-20m) 175ish long.

Key Performance considerations
1 able to power thru that after lunch slop / crud whatever at crowded NE ski resorts

2 Tree skiing performance - ie maneuverable in tight spaces with a variety of turn techinique - you can't "carve" NE glade runs.

I've heard good things about the Head Monster 88. I demoed a Dynastar Legend at Snowbird last year - I think it was the 8000 (not 100% sure). It was OK, but had a weird fore-aft balance - felt like I had to ride in the back seat - could have been the rental binding setup...

Fischer watea 84?
Line Prophet 90?

Other Suggestions?
post #2 of 15
Yo Doug,

First I hope to make some turns again with you this winter.

There are a bunch of great skis in that range, Monsters, 82 along with the 88. Elan 888 and the mentioned Watea. Sounds like you want a flat ski vs. a system? If not, put the AC50 on the list along with the Blizzerd 8.7
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Yo Doug,

First I hope to make some turns again with you this winter.

There are a bunch of great skis in that range, Monsters, 82 along with the 88. Elan 888 and the mentioned Watea. Sounds like you want a flat ski vs. a system? If not, put the AC50 on the list along with the Blizzerd 8.7
Prefer Flat as I've got some never used bindings available to mount...
post #4 of 15
Nordica springs to mind. The one above the afterburner, it's got an 84mm waist....
post #5 of 15
Doug, Where have you been? You've been missed!!!

I'm with Phlpug on the IM82 idea, but if you can get a chance, you should really try the Blizzard Mag8.7
post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
Doug, Where have you been? You've been missed!!!

I'm with Phlpug on the IM82 idea, but if you can get a chance, you should really try the Blizzard Mag8.7

FYI I don't know who Doug is - my name is Steve

Similar user name perhaps???"

EDIT
- just searched for hazmat - doug is MR hazmat I'm just plain hazmat
post #7 of 15
Hazmat,

I'd look at Watea 94 instead of 84 and I think the Line p-90 is a decent choice as well. You are a pretty big guy..I'd REALLY consider something in the low 180s range. I know you said you like shorter skis but you do need some beef underneath you otherwise you will overpower the skis. In fact, I think the Watea is a bit lightweight for you and some of the Head skis might be better...like the IM88. Just my thoughts.
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FYI I don't know who Doug is - my name is Steve

Similar user name perhaps???"

EDIT
- just searched for hazmat - doug is MR hazmat I'm just plain hazmat
Even though you're not MR hazmat, I hope you feel the love!
post #9 of 15
Doh' sorry.
post #10 of 15
iM82 is a good suggestion. It's a bit more manoeuvrable than the 88 for trees. The other option if you want to go wider is a Mojo 90 (last several years models) or Mojo 94. The twin tips make them nice and manoeuvrable, great choice for a crud and tree ski.
post #11 of 15
I think I'll change my name to DR Hazmat. So there.

I would probably go with a Watea 94 if I had only one midfat. Or the 888, the watea 84 or the im88.
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by locknload View Post
Hazmat,

I'd look at Watea 94 instead of 84 and I think the Line p-90 is a decent choice as well. You are a pretty big guy..I'd REALLY consider something in the low 180s range. I know you said you like shorter skis but you do need some beef underneath you otherwise you will overpower the skis. In fact, I think the Watea is a bit lightweight for you and some of the Head skis might be better...like the IM88. Just my thoughts.

The Watea is a soft ski, everyone on here that has the watea shy away from big guys on them, especially the 84. However, my cousin has a pair of Watea 84 in a 184 length and he's 220. He says it's hard for him to leave the tree's durning a nice day. He tells me they are soft, but that it's managable yet the ski's stay playful and snappy for him. I think he was on karma's before he ski'd the watea. Anyhow, it's his everyday ski during the season and he has no problem in the northeastern resorts.

I'm personally going to barrow the ski's and see for myself, but i'm also going to demo the monster i.M 82's and i.M 78's...also Nordica Nitrous / Afterburner

Good luck with your demo' n

Cheers
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Even though you're not MR hazmat, I hope you feel the love!
I'm feeling the love and
IT'S SNOWING IN VT RIGHT NOW




post #14 of 15
Try to get on a pair of Dynastar Mythic Riders if you can too, they may be just what your looking for...
post #15 of 15
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I'm feeling the love and
IT'S SNOWING IN VT RIGHT NOW






Getting me all hot and bothered.
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