or Connect
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Seeking ski input

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

I am 6'1", 200lbs, and at a ski level at about 7-8(never actually bothered to figure it out). I am looking for a set of fatter (90-110mm waist) skis to be a one ski quiver, preferably with a small rocker for my yearly road trips into the mountains, but also versatile enough to ski my home hills (small, icy, not very steep, cold...). I love skiing in powder, and I think that a proper pair of fat skis should enhance my powder fun, considering that I usually just mess around on a pair of 70mm waist rentals. I am partial to the terrain park, because there isn't much else to do where I live, so twintip would be highly preferable, but not necessary. I ski at a DIN level of about 8-9. I am looking at the Salomon Shoguns, Line Blends, and K2 Kung Fujas.

post #2 of 7

i've skied the k2 kung fujas for a couple of days this season....and they really impressed me..i didn't had the opportunity of skiing in deep powder however they handled perfectly anything!!

Check out the line prophet 100 as well...i haven't tried them, but apparently they are a really good ski and the movement baggy or goliath sluff, they are swiss, i have tried the goliath in powder and they rock!!
 

post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 

Are you talking the 09/10 Fujas with rocker, or this year's model. Sorry, I forgot to include the Prophet. I am probably looking at a ski from a major manufacturer, just for ease of access. And I have to say, a 2x4 with bindings would probably better than the Rossi RocX's I skied last time I was in pow. Almost straight, bindings pre-released, and noodley.

 

 

Edit: I forgot to ask, does anyone have any idea of the best length? I know the Shoguns (liking the bamboo angle on the topsheet) come in 173, 182, 191, and I was thinking 182 to maintain some park/all mountain jib steez.


Edited by flatlandr - 5/14/2009 at 08:21 pm GMT
post #4 of 7

i'm talking about the 08\09....i don't know what this year's model gonna be like....btw i think these four models are good skis....i think the p-100 is a bit more stiff than the blend due to the metal matrix, it is very versatile....anyway it's up to you...i would suggest you either the p100 or the kung fujas

post #5 of 7

you are a big guy and at least a DECENT skier. why are you toying around with little boy skis? line mothership. 185 will be playful enough, given the tip rocker. i'm 35lbs. lighter than you and i can spin 3's with dynastar xxl's, which are of similar beefiness. you'll be fine for some light park and you'll actually be able to SKI, too ( a novel concept, i know...) exact specs you are asking for. buy them and don't listen to anything anyone else says.

post #6 of 7

Line Mothership is NOT a one-ski-quiver for a guy with an icy home hill who spends a decent amount of time in the park. Crazy talk.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by lukc View Post

you are a big guy and at least a DECENT skier. why are you toying around with little boy skis? line mothership. 185 will be playful enough, given the tip rocker. i'm 35lbs. lighter than you and i can spin 3's with dynastar xxl's, which are of similar beefiness. you'll be fine for some light park and you'll actually be able to SKI, too ( a novel concept, i know...) exact specs you are asking for. buy them and don't listen to anything anyone else says.

 

post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 

Yeah, the mo-ships are definitely nice skis, but not a one ski quiver. I'm looking for a medium flex, something that can slay pow, but still hit big tables and carve ice (at times, carving would be easier on hockey skates. Carving on these days involve 1 hand on the hill and rip the skis around)

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Ski Gear Discussion