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Watea 94 or Snoop daddy

post #1 of 10
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Hello!
I'm a lever 8 or 9 skier looking to buy a new pair of midfat skis for this season(not less than 90 in waist). I'm 32 years old, fit, 185 cm, 83 kg. I most often ski in the Swedish mountains, the skies should be responsive in piste but an off piste oriented ski. Last year I skied the 186 cm Watea 94:s and really loved them, nice floating in off piste and they were really good to carve big turns in groomed slopes as well. Unfortunately I crashed them last year so they are unusable now. I'm looking for a similiar ski for this season and have found the new Snoop daddy, which also is about $100 cheaper than this years watea 94.

Should I go with the new snoop daddy 08/09 or the Watea 94 08/09?
What length should I choose of the snoop daddy's, I mean the snoop daddy has twintip and the watea's doesn't, 192cm or 184cm?

Regards
post #2 of 10
Haven't skied either ski, but fischer was very good about warranty out my bent Atuas for a new pair of Misfits...I got the run around from the online German seller and ended up sending them back directly to Fischer...
post #3 of 10
I have skied both. I am 5-10", 195#. I like the Watea (smooth and damp) in 178. For the new Snoop (light and nimble) I prefer the 185.

SJ
post #4 of 10
If you really enjoyed the Watea 94, why are you looking elsewhere? Buy the Wateas and demo a pair of Snoop daddys for a day or two to get it out of your system and have some fun.
{ Mind you, I like others on this forum, would probably buy both but this is not the most efficient use of resources. Please do as I say, not as I might do].
post #5 of 10
I bought the Watea 94 in 178cm. I'm about the same size as you 6' 1" and 195.

Are the new Snoops stiffer than the previous models? A friend has last years model of the snoop and it's pretty soft.

Mike
post #6 of 10
Hej. I demoed both last year and found that I liked the Snoops much more than the 94s. I compared them on the same runs on the same day at Alta. The Snoops were more agile and better suited to my technique. I do think that Robscapes gave you the best advise, though. If you liked the 94s, then you should buy them, or at least demo the Snoops before buying. I am about the same height and weight as you and liked the Snoops in a 184, but that was last year's version.
post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by MikeC View Post
I bought the Watea 94 in 178cm. I'm about the same size as you 6' 1" and 195.

Are the new Snoops stiffer than the previous models? A friend has last years model of the snoop and it's pretty soft.

Mike
I haven't skied the previous models of Snoop daddy, nor have I skied this years model. But It seems like this years snoop daddy is a complete different ski than last years:

http://www.atomicsnow.com/int/produc...oop-daddy.html

http://www.ski-review.com/content/view/237/30/

Last year's had a foam core, this year's has a wood core. Totaly different meassures and raduis as well.
post #8 of 10
Totally different Snoops this year. New core and twintip. Make sure you demo the right years model.
post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by pdubya View Post
Totally different Snoops this year. New core and twintip. Make sure you demo the right years model.
Well, that's my problem. I don't have the possibility to try them out. I just buy this years skis them based on reviews from others. Maybe I'll go with the safe choice anyway ... the watea 94. But it would be fun to try something new out as well. hmm, though decision.

Should I go for the 192 or the 184 of the Snoops, considering I skied the 186 wateas last year?
post #10 of 10
The Snoop is a bit softer then the Watea and being that it is a twin you could certainly ski the 192 if you liked the sounds of a bit more running length. If you dont have the need for speed go with the 184.
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