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post #31 of 42
Finn - it makes perfect sense to me, let's just hope the snow gods aren't reading this and figure out your tricks. If we don't have endless pow when we come out there in 2 weeks it'll be all your fault!

LP - those look like some fun skis. Perhaps we can have a swap if you want to try out the Hellcats for a few runs. Come to think of it, maybe we can swap boots too - mine are getting pretty old and dodgy!
post #32 of 42
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Just keep it under 50lb

As for what I am bringing to Jackson...

Blizzard Magnum 8.7
K2 PBR Rockers
So how did you acquire the PBR's? Win the monthly letter writing contest at SKIING magazine?
post #33 of 42
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So how did you acquire the PBR's? Win the monthly letter writing contest at SKIING magazine?
Naah! Best submission in a PMTS technique video!
post #34 of 42
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LP - those look like some fun skis. Perhaps we can have a swap if you want to try out the Hellcats for a few runs. Come to think of it, maybe we can swap boots too - mine are getting pretty old and dodgy!
Fireball - The only way I can keep up with the gear-ho-roommates is to swap skis, I hope yours are fatter so that I'm permitted to join-in the fat ski/fat mouth discussions to be held daily in the Moose. Sure - let's just do it! Actually, my Vist bindings are easily readjusted for BSL. I hope to swap a lot - only don't tell my wife.

Swap boots - no way. Go see Skiing-in-Jackson, he did my intuition liners, they'll make new boots of your old ones.
post #35 of 42
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So how did you acquire the PBR's? Win the monthly letter writing contest at SKIING magazine?
yeah, you didn't see it?


I never thought these stories were true until...I was skiing at a small northeast ski area when I boarded the gondola along with these two beautiful coeds, twins at that.....
post #36 of 42
Fireball... How big are your Hellcats? I thought you didn't like them that much last year. I did though. I think they are a great ski that can do it all here on any given day. Good Choice!
post #37 of 42
Thread Starter 
I have a BSL of 321..not sure my retro (2002) skis will interest any of you guys though. Lately all my spare $ has been going into bikes, maybe next season I can get some new sticks, just was not a priority after I re-injured my back and have limited time skiing. I cannot wait for this trip!
post #38 of 42
The HCs are 178s. I skiied on both the jet fuels and the hellcats last year - I remember liking them both and liking the JFs a little bit more. However, after spending some time reading a bunch of reviews here, and considering that I've got 2 trips to JH and a trip to Snowbird planned for this year, I thought the wider Hellcat's would be the way to go. What are you skiing on this year??

I'm sure I'll be plenty happy with them. Plus, backcountryoutlet.com had a price I couldn't refuse!

LP - the Hellcats are 90mm underfoot. does that qualify us for the fat ski discussions?
post #39 of 42
You were skiing on my Jet Fuels 170, which I still have and use, and my friends 178 Hellcats. That Hellcat had a great tune as I remember and it was very fun. I was talking with my friend yesterday about the Top Fuel/Jet Fuel/Hellcat differences and we agree that all three skis are pretty much alike, I found that it was a bit easier to do goofy one footed PSIA tricks on the Top Fuel at 78 then on the Jet Fuel at 84. The fatter skis float a bit better although they are a bit stiff for a powder ski. I just bought two pairs of Gotomas. One cheap used pair 168 that I put tele bindings on and one new pair at 176 that I am alpining on. The goat is better in soft snow and bumps and is good, but not as good as the Jet Fuel on groomers and harder snow.
post #40 of 42
My buddy just called to tell me he bought some Gotamas in 184s. From all the talk on the boards and reviews they seem to be the cat's meow.

Looking forward to trying them out - Fun fun fun!

Must stay away from the messages boards - reading about all this gear is hazardous to the wallet!
post #41 of 42

Mythic Riders @ 172 Volant V2 Chubbs @ 175

Please reply if you live in the JH area or have been there this week and have a decent idea of CURRENT conditions. Also note the following unofficial forecast: 8-14" in next 3 days followed by what looks to be a relatively dry pattern.
So the above 2 skis are my Western skis. I patrol here in the East, consider myself an accomplished skier who only searches for the off-piste once I'm out of the Eastern boulevards. Trees, chutes and bowls. Big Couloir and Headwaters(BS); Excitation and Pakalolo (W/BC). JH? - Of course, AC, EC, Tower 3 and Bivy Woods. 4th trip, still never had the cajones for CC.
The skis: 4 year-old Volants that rock, slice and dice the crud. 95 waist @ 175 cm. Heavy to hike with if we do TP on our way to the good, the bad and the ugly @ GT.
Versus?: last year's mythic riders. 88 waist @ 172. I'm 5'11 and 155 soaking wet. Last year at SB/Alta, I used them for the first time and, although it's hard for me to know for sure as I was finishing up a rather nasty (but successful!) mano a mano w/ chemo, I didn't feel as stable on them. But that could have been me, not the skis.
So, JH this Saturday for a week. Throw your 2 cents in!!
post #42 of 42
For Gathering:

My choices: V2 Chubbs 185cm, Sugar Daddies 170cm, Elan MO2.2 185cm, Atomic Kongur (like the M:Ex) 185cm. Help!
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