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post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
I ski at Steamboat 15-21 days per season.I'm 55,weigh 185 and am 5'5".I ski the entire mountain,preferring the trees to the groomers.I'm presently using intuitiv 74s and seth pistols.A friend recommended the LP100,and after reading reviews and posts on this site,I thought I'd give them a try.A length recommendation or alternative advice is what I,m looking for.I don't believe that anyone in the Boat sells them.
post #2 of 11

The P-100 is fairly similar to what you already have in the Seth Pistol. What are you trying to accomplish? If is just time to replace the Seth......the P-100 is one good choice among many. If you are keeping the Seth, then the P-100 is redundant.

 

If you are replacing the Seth.....what would you want the new ski to do differently or better than the Seth??

 

SJ

post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 

I am actually keeping the Seths in Steamboat for my son to use,  now  that airlines are charging what they do. I want a ski that will give me equal powder, crud,and bump performance while giving me better performance on the groomers.I use the intuitivs on the groomers when skiing the day with my wife, but when I transition to the Seths and have to ski groomers,I'm not real happy.In addition its fun to get  a new pair of skis ,and its been about 4 years.

Thanks for your input.

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I have the Prophet 100s in 179 and I'm 5'10 160.   It kinda depends on what you're used to, but I think the 179 should suit you well.  I wouldn't go any shorter than that (I think 172 is the smaller length), and especially if you're more into trees the 186 may get in the way.  However, it is a pretty manuverable ski in general, so if ya really want the extra length you could easily make do.  Either way I think you'll be very pleased with the ski.

post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 

Hey Mordy thanks for your reply.What has been your experience in transitioning this ski to groomers at the end of a day skiing it off piste.

post #6 of 11

The P-100 has fairly similar skill set to the Seth but it has more shape, a little better grip and is not as damp. I'd say that it's a good replacement from that perspective.

 

Are those the areas where you'd like to see an improvement?

 

SJ

post #7 of 11

The ski has absolutly no problem on groomers.  It really has great hold and is pretty quick edge to edge (especially for it's size).  Very stable at speed as well.  This is the only shot I have of the Prophets on groomes, but I can tell you its a lot of fun anywhere on the mountain.

post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 

I had been skiing powder  with long narrow skis for years although not nearly as effortlessly.The first fatter ski I bought was the solomon x-mountain.It had no ability to hold an edge on anything hard.The Seth was a big improvement on that ski.This  is the only aspect I'd like to improve on without sacrificing any of its other attributes.

post #9 of 11

I have a pair of 186 LP 100s.  I'm 5'11" 175#  over 50 y.o. I grew up skiing 205 slalom skis .These skis are great . They handle ANY condition well. I took them along on a day with hardpack/ice with frozen granular expecting to take a few runs and then switch skis. They hung in there so well that I stayed on them all day. They are quick enough edge to edge, they handle crud , they are even pretty good in the bumps, { not to much work}. They do ski a bit short so if in doubt, go with a longer length.   

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Originally Posted by mordy07 View Post

I have the Prophet 100s in 179 and I'm 5'10 160.   It kinda depends on what you're used to, but I think the 179 should suit you well.  I wouldn't go any shorter than that (I think 172 is the smaller length), and especially if you're more into trees the 186 may get in the way.  However, it is a pretty manuverable ski in general, so if ya really want the extra length you could easily make do.  Either way I think you'll be very pleased with the ski.

 

I agree.  I am 5'7 160, and have a Karhu branded P100 in a 172.  If I could buy it again I would go with the 179 for sure.  The 172 is still a great ski, but I find that it is less stable at speed and through crud than I think it should be.

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Hi.  I just got back into the sport after a 13 year layoff, and needed some new gear. I demo'd a few skis but the ones I tried didn't seem to hold an edge on the frontside.  We haven't had any decent dumps here for about two weeks so the powder is pretty much gone, but I wanted something I could take in the trees too, and I definitely needed some edging ability on hard pack.

 

A local store had some of this year's Prophit 90s on clearance and everything I've read said they would be good.  I was debating between the 90s and 100s, but went with the narrower version just for the hard pack performance.  So I can't say about the 100's but the 90's are sweet.  They held the lines I wanted even at speed, and the short length (for me) made it easy to start my turns.  I was worried I wouldn't be able to hold an edge, these are the widest skis I've ever owned, but no problem.  Now if it would only snow a couple feet so I can try them out on something other than frozen chop and groomers. 

 

Age 49, 5'8", 195lbs and I went with the 179s although the 172s were recommended for me and am glad I did.  My last skis in the mid 1990s were a Rossi GS at 210cm and my Elan RS Comprex SL at 197cm.

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