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HELP! Which A/T ski to choose?

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
I am looking to add an A/T setup to my quiver this year.

I am currently on a pair of 178 Mythic Riders for everyday inbounds and a pair of 181 Fujatives for my park days.

This year I plan on doing a number of days out at Bethound Pass, Loveland Pass, and Vail Pass here in CO.

I am looking for a ski to mount with some Dukes/Freerides and use primarily as my touring setup but also for deep days at the resort.

I need something that will be able to handle deep (12" plus) days but also not give up on me when I want to throw a little speed its way.

I have been considering the Line SFBs, the Scott P4s, and the K2 obSETHed. I have my concerns with each of these skis however.

I worry the Lines may be too soft, the Scott P4s a little heavy and stiff, and the obSETHed maybe not having a ski that would fit me right (I'm 6'1'' 175, strong skier...179s too short? 189s too long?)

Any adive you guys could provide would be tremendous. An if I'm leaving out any good options please let me know. The more I read about these skis and all the others on the market, the more difficult this decision becomes. Thanks!
post #2 of 5
Considering the skis you mentioned I might suggest that you also look at the Armada JJ (the 2009 is very nice), the Dynastar Huge Trouble, and the Salomon Lord.

As to your choices...my opinios is that the Line's are soft, the Scott's ski wonderfully but they have a little weigt to them (I'd give these some serious thought though), and the Obsethed, well just flat don't like 'em
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Skierhj, what don't you like about the obSETHed in particular?
post #4 of 5
I'd go for the Scott's if you're using them in the resort as well as hiking. A strong ski that will do it all. But if you're doing much hiking it's a good thing to watch the weight. Combine Duke with a heavier ski and things can get pretty tough to haul around on your feet.
post #5 of 5
I'm working on a similar set-up for similar use. I am going with the K2 Anti-piste in a 181cm. The next size up is a 188cm. Others that were in my final cut were the Soloman Czar, & the PM Lahsa Pow. Mainly I was looking for a ski with a minimum tip rocker, & the Anti-piste fit the dimensions I was looking for best, & also the best price.
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