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Carving or all mountain skis?

post #1 of 12
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Hi folks,

 

Here's the situation; I'm a 160-170lb, 6'2" high intermediate-advanced.

 

Basically I've been sking on carvers with a 66mm waist for the past few years, after blowing an edge I've been looking at getting a piar of all-mtn skis (thinkin high 70mm waist). However I have absolutly no experience with anything other than carvers for quite a while.

 

So was just wondering how much difference the extra ten mm or so would have on the skis on-piste performance? Most concerned about ease of turn initiation...  do they require alot more agression?

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 12

It really depends where you ski.  90% of my skiing is on regroomed, refrozen crud.  It's not fun to do it on my B78 Bandits, therefore I have a pair of Vokl Racetigers for most of my skiing.

 

But last weekend, with about 6-8" of fresh powder, the Bandits where awesome.

post #3 of 12

Where do you ski mostly?

post #4 of 12

there will be a difference, but if you choose an all-mountain carver, you should be pretty happy I think.  Something like the volkl ac30 or ac40, or a nordica hot rod?.  The waist isn't everything, you want something with more sidecut - wider shovel and tail for a given waist.  If you demo you can see what they feel like...

post #5 of 12

try Head Monster 78.  For 2009 will be same ski but called Peak 78

 

Mike

post #6 of 12
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try Head Monster 78.  For 2009 will be same ski but called Peak 78

 

Mike

 Was under the impression it WILL NOT be the same ski; no metal. 

post #7 of 12

The Peaks do not have metal for 2010.

 

BTW........I think I've lost track is the third thread or the fourth thread on this same subject by the OP??? .

 

SJ

post #8 of 12
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The Peaks do not have metal for 2010.

 

BTW........I think I've lost track is the third thread or the fourth thread on this same subject by the OP??? .

 

SJ

 

Hey now I look at them I suppose two of them are almost identical. Sorry!

 

Is there anyway to remove threads?

 

Sorry!!!

post #9 of 12

Peaks do have metal.  It is not all the way from tip to tail.  Don't believe everything you read.

 

Ski looks remarkably the same as 2008 ski.  Will be trying Peak 78 this weekend.

 

Mike

 

post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by mikehoyt View Post

 

Peaks do have metal.  It is not all the way from tip to tail.  Don't believe everything you read.

 

Ski looks remarkably the same as 2008 ski.  Will be trying Peak 78 this weekend.

 

Mike

 

 

Not going by what I read....going by what my Head rep told me....possibly he is mistaken.

 

SJ

post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by mikehoyt View Post

 

Peaks do have metal.  It is not all the way from tip to tail.  Don't believe everything you read.

 

Ski looks remarkably the same as 2008 ski.  Will be trying Peak 78 this weekend.

 

Mike

 

 

Not going by what I read....going by what my Head rep told me....possibly he is mistaken.

 

SJ

post #12 of 12

retread thread or not....

 

If you're advanced intermediate, something like the Volkl AC30, 40, or even 50 would be great for you. They take the groomers extremely well and if you do get into crud/powder, they'll keep you steady.

 

Always good to buy up when getting new skis. Get something that you'll like next year as well.

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