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post #31 of 65
I'm surprised nobody has said the Elan 777.  The shape looks very versatile and I am close to getting a pair for use as an everyday type of multi surface ski. Does anybody think this is a good multipurpose ski for the west  ?
The Mythic Rider seems a fair choice like the fatter Mantra  and I am looking for something around 85 to 90. This thread has many of  the usual choices expected and is good food for thought.
post #32 of 65
Head Supershape (175).
post #33 of 65
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Dynastar Mythic Rider
Pretty much my take today, but I just received some 190 Praxis Back Country's that may become more of the daily driver, we will see in the upcoming season.
post #34 of 65
X3 - Mythic Rider -

Go everywhere, do everything, and chuckle the entire time.
post #35 of 65
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Originally Posted by GarryZ View Post

I'm surprised nobody has said the Elan 777.  The shape looks very versatile and I am close to getting a pair for use as an everyday type of multi surface ski. Does anybody think this is a good multipurpose ski for the west  ?


 

I have two pairs of 192 777s.  They kill it. 

I bought and sold a lot of skis trying to find something with the same damp freight train-like feel, to replace them.  Blowers come close, but they're not quite the same.

They're great skis, but they don't float so well.  Better as a cut up pow/crud/groomer/kitten killer ski.

I've skied 777s since they first hit the market, and i'll comtinue to until they die.
post #36 of 65
I have only one ski-able ski in my quiver...so my pick is pretty much done.
post #37 of 65
I'd have to go with my Volkl AC 40's...184cm.
Best all around, all terrain/all condition ski I've ever skied on.
post #38 of 65
 Wow, this is a tough one!  My first instinct is to say the 183 BRO models, but at 5'7 155ish I would worry that as I get older, weaker, and slower I may not be able to bend them the same way I can at 27, and this is one ski for the rest of my life right?  In that case I'm going to say the 177 Lords that are as-of-yet unmounted in my basement.  Even though I won't have a chance to ski these until next season, the 87 waist 18ish meter radius and high seventies length probably make them the most versatile, all-around ski I currently own.
post #39 of 65
Only have one pair of skis so the choice would also be easy for me. More often than not I really wonder why people have so many skis.
post #40 of 65
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I have only one ski-able ski in my quiver...so my pick is pretty much done.


Until it breaks down or worns-out of course; then will I be allowed to replace it or will I be forced to stop skiing?
post #41 of 65
From the blue mtns of Jamaica:

D-STAR Legend Pro Rider, 176,
and close 2nd
BLIZZARD 8.7 Magnum, 174

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post #42 of 65
The red ones, easy to see.
post #43 of 65
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Until it breaks down or worns-out of course; then will I be allowed to replace it or will I be forced to stop skiing?

Or perhaps you'd have to replace it with the exact same ski.

I think I read in an earlier post that we're assuming that the ski you pick will never break or wear out. 
post #44 of 65
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Only have one pair of skis so the choice would also be easy for me. More often than not I really wonder why people have so many skis.
Don't keep us in suspense man, what is your one ski quiver?
post #45 of 65
That is a hard question. 

If I was to pick just one, it would have to be my '08/'09 183 BROs.  They might not be the greatest ski at any one particular thing, but they do everything very well and are FUN FUN FUN.  They do well enough on ice/hardpack, but really shine on any amount of fresh/soft snow.  Doable on the EC, sex out west.  Love 'em like cooked food and you'll have to pry them from my cold dead hands to take them from me. 
post #46 of 65
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I have two pairs of 192 777s.  They kill it. 

I bought and sold a lot of skis trying to find something with the same damp freight train-like feel, to replace them.  Blowers come close, but they're not quite the same.

They're great skis, but they don't float so well.  Better as a cut up pow/crud/groomer/kitten killer ski.

I've skied 777s since they first hit the market, and i'll comtinue to until they die.
-WHICH -  777s?    Sounds like you're talking about the old powder-GS boards and GarryZ is talking about the new not-too-shaped carbon bump allrounders.
post #47 of 65
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-WHICH -  777s?    Sounds like you're talking about the old powder-GS boards and GarryZ is talking about the new not-too-shaped carbon bump allrounders.



 

I thought the only 777s worth talking about were the OG design, before they cut the testicles off them.  The reason they are good is becasue they are big, damp, planet smashers.
post #48 of 65
Stockli Stormrider XXL in 170cm.  This ski can do it all for me where I ski most of my days.  It'll handle bumps very well, short radius turns, semi deep snow, and they'll fly when you let them rip and set them on edge.  If I had to have a one ski quiver, this would be my choice.
post #49 of 65

I'd go with my Fischer Watea 94, 186cm.  A little wide for the average east coast day, a little too narrow for deep western days...but IMO the best compromise...holds a great edge on the hardest of ice (with a good tune) and at 94mm underfoot and 186cm there is enough surface area to float pretty well when its deep.  No metal so I can take them into the bumps or throw them over the shoulder for a boot pack without feeling like a fully loaded sherpa.  Fortunately this isn't something I'll have to worry about...a quiver of three is my minimum. 

post #50 of 65
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I'd go with my Fischer Watea 94, 186cm.  A little wide for the average east coast day, a little too narrow for deep western days...but IMO the best compromise...holds a great edge on the hardest of ice (with a good tune) and at 94mm underfoot and 186cm there is enough surface area to float pretty well when its deep.  No metal so I can take them into the bumps or throw them over the shoulder for a boot pack without feeling like a fully loaded sherpa.  Fortunately this isn't something I'll have to worry about...a quiver of three is my minimum. 

Ditto, exactly.
post #51 of 65
 Nothing is "the best" under all conditions, but I'd have to go with the EP Pro.
 
I love any number of other skis too - notably Praxis Powders, Kuros and Hell Bents. But The EP just brings a different level of versatility & playfulness to the game - even for someone at my age & level of ability. Although it did take me a few days to get used to. It, along with skis like the JJ and any number of other skis that are arguably based on a hybrid revers/reverse platform, is charting the course for where mainstream skis will be in a few years.
 
Even today, I can't imagine using anything sub-105, not rockered and not incorporating early taper if it is sidecut. In five years? That would be like being on skinny straight skis today...
 
Just my .02
post #52 of 65
 Ok, for what I'm familiar with, the IM 88 (177) would be it with a hardpack bias, the Soft Bro 179 for soft/mixed snow, but the overall winner is Volkl Gotama 183's, '07 Chinese gold models... For overall versatility and ease of operation. Solid and stable in big turns, great in powder and shockingly nimble in short turns on hard snow. The description of some of these skis I haven't tried is pretty interesting- not that I'm getting anything new this year....?
post #53 of 65
Blizzard GForce Supersonic-fantastic frontside carver, versatile, forgiving, smooth.
Head Monstar 78--Hard snow, Crud, Ice, Soft snow--bring it on.
Blizzard Titan Cronus--Gives up a bit on the Frozen/Ice, Golden in packed, Soft and Powder (East Coast anyway)

I love them all, but for me the most versatile one and only forever would have to be the Head Monster 78.  The others are better in their elements, but the 78s are manageable anywhere and will never really let me down.
post #54 of 65
I'd have to go with the Atomic Nomad Crimson - skied it all of last year and it did everything well.  I'm a bit of a lightweight and it suited me well.
post #55 of 65
The Rossi B2 would be the most versitile for me.

I make this decision every day I go skiing.

Most times I choose the Atomic Powder Plus 165 with Fritschis. They are a ball on any kind of edgeable snow and great in pow pow. I picked the B2s because they can actually work on hard pack. I often will make a choice then take the B2s as well if I'm traveling.

MR
post #56 of 65
That is a tough question because things change so rapidly these days.  If I had to choose from my current quiver it would be my Scott Mission 178cm's.  I feel pretty comfortable in all conditions on these skis.

Ask again in a season or two, & I will probably have a different answer.

JF
post #57 of 65
 I will be the first to say GOTOMA!  My favorite ski I've ever owned and about the only ski I rode last year once I bought them.  Good every day at JH.
post #58 of 65
Volkl Gotama in a 190 with honorable mention going to my 187's 4frnt MSP's.
post #59 of 65
Head Supershape 170cm
post #60 of 65
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Volkl Gotama in a 190 with honorable mention going to my 187's 4frnt MSP's.




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Head Supershape 170cm
Boy, talk about opposite opinions. Water skis vs ice skates.
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