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Take one pair or two to Utah

post #1 of 15
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Heading to Utah on Tuesday and was planning on taking two pairs of skis since they hadn't gotten much snow in the past few weeks. Now it's snowing and is supposed to continue snowing till at least mid week. Can I now leave the narrower skis at home?

Was originally planning on taking my Watea 94 and Monster 77.

Advice appreciated!

Mike
post #2 of 15
Alta got 22" since I left on Friday. It's been heavy snow, not powder, but the Wateas should be fine (and a better option than the 77s). Have fun!
post #3 of 15
You are definitely not going to have use for the 77s...if you were to take two pairs, it would be the 94s and something fat and deep snow oriented. So just bring the 94s (and maybe demo something fat) ... if you're there for a week or so and it gets skied up and firm, you can always demo something mid-fat and carvier than your Wateas if you want. It sounds like another storm may come thru next weekend anyway though. Sounds like the snow yesterday and Fri was pretty heavy and wet from warm temps but today into tomorrow supposed to get colder and so lighter/drier. You'll have a blast. I'm heading there in two weeks...hope they get a nice pounding right before I arrive too!
post #4 of 15
I'm going there on 2/1 and having a similar dilemma. Choosing between Legend 8000s (80 waist) or K2 PEs (85 waist). The PEs have a tendency to go over stuff and the 8000s tend to go thru it.

I'm leaning towards the 8000s at the moment.
post #5 of 15
To the op, Forget the 77mm underfoot boards.

to Ed. The 8k is a 70/30 while I think the PE is more 50/50 type ski and rules in soft snow. I still don't think that there will be a big difference. Just go with the longer ski. Or with the one you are most comfortable on.
post #6 of 15
we'll be there too tomorrow. I think storm totals are around 40 inches according to estimates, with a lighter layer atop the glop from last Friday.

== bringing the P4s not the Punishers!!!

ps - PM me, we'll be around and I'll have internet.
post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by ed_d View Post
I'm going there on 2/1 and having a similar dilemma. Choosing between Legend 8000s (80 waist) or K2 PEs (85 waist). The PEs have a tendency to go over stuff and the 8000s tend to go thru it.

I'm leaning towards the 8000s at the moment.

I dislike the PEs in crud (exactly for the reason you mention -- they try to ride over everything), whereas the 8Ks are excellent in crud. But length is important too. The combination of the ramped tip and short length has always kept the PE off my "top choice" list for powder and crud. If they offered a longer length it would have a better shot.
post #8 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the help! Leave this evening with only the Watea 94's in the bag. They have a fresh 1 base 3 side tune on them in case it firms up, but I'm anticipating powder and packed powder all week after the 30-40" Utah has gotten in the last 3-4 days.

Mike
post #9 of 15
Remember it is the skier not the ski. Take one pair and make your airport experience easier and quicker.

mark
post #10 of 15
Leave the skinny skis at home and don't worry about the edge bevels. If you think you're riding a fine line - I'm going to Silverton in a week and I'm only bringing my completely detuned Praxis Powders.
post #11 of 15
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Leave the skinny skis at home and don't worry about the edge bevels. If you think you're riding a fine line - I'm going to Silverton in a week and I'm only bringing my completely detuned Praxis Powders.





GIT SOME!
post #12 of 15
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GIT SOME!
I'll try, but I'm guessing I'll be mostly eating some since this will be my first trip west and first experience in the soft stuff
post #13 of 15
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I'll try, but I'm guessing I'll be mostly eating some since this will be my first trip west and first experience in the soft stuff
That was last year for me only I went to Colorado. Just bring the fatties. Leave the monsters home and demo a superfat if you get big snow. My old carvers did nothing but add to the weight of my ski bag as I lugged it around because you just don't need them out there. Leave the extra room in your ski bag for the huggies you'll need when you poo your pants after you feel the freshies and see the terrain! Have fun out there!
post #14 of 15
Have fun out there you lucky bastard!
post #15 of 15
I would do the same....leave the skinny skis at home

take the fatties, and rent ultra-fats if it really dumps when you are there.

that is my plan for my 2 week trip out west...just bringing the Goats (would like to rent some Hell Bents if it really dumps)
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