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Looking for new skis to replace beloved Head Monster im 75's

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I have been skiing on a pair of Head Monster im 75's since 2003. Alas, I blew them out last weekend. I'm looking for suggestions for a new pair. I think I enjoyed the Heads more than any of the couple dozen skis I've owned. I'm 45 y.o. 6'1", 225 lb advanced/expert who skis primarily in Vermont (Smugglers and Mad River Glen), and I'd like to find something that will be a good all-purpose ski. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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I have been skiing on a pair of Head Monster im 75's since 2003. Alas, I blew them out last weekend. I'm looking for suggestions for a new pair. I think I enjoyed the Heads more than any of the couple dozen skis I've owned. I'm 45 y.o. 6'1", 225 lb advanced/expert who skis primarily in Vermont (Smugglers and Mad River Glen), and I'd like to find something that will be a good all-purpose ski. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
So why change from the Monster's. Check out the 78's and 82's. The 88's would be perfect for Mad River
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I like the Nordica AfterBurner for a great all around ski. At your weight, wou may want to move up to the JetFuel...it's the same dimensions as the AfterBurner but has a layer of metal to beef it up. I weigh 185 and find the AB a great, underrated ski. It's categorized as an intermediate ski, but as long as you're not trying to carve GS turns at 45+mph on icy slopes, they're plenty of ski. Nordica calls the JetFuel an expert ski. At 84mm underfoot, it is a very versatile shape.
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I never hesitate to replace a good worn out ski with the same model. A few years ago they were evolving fast, but now I'd look for a bargain "new old stock" im 75.
post #5 of 9
Check out some of the new Heads.

They ski great.
post #6 of 9
Uh, is this a trick question? The iM78 is highly regarded, you can get last season's really cheap these days, will give you that Head feel you like. FWIW, I demoed one recently (171), found it easy-going, stable, really nice in bumpy snow, skied a bit short (I'm 163 , so at your weight would suggest either this season's chip version (PM Dawgcatching) in a 176 or the regular in 183 (ditto). Other similar sized skis that should handle your size and also feel strong and damp: Stockli XXL, Nordica Top Fuel, Rossignol CX80.
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i.M88s read my review youll see why.
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If you like that ski i have to imagine you would like a 183cm IM82.

really fun all mountain crud buster. sometime feel kinda of dead but thats typical head.
post #9 of 9
Here ya go if you truly loved them...you'll love them once more.

http://www.levelninesports.com/advan...eywords=311837

Cheers
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