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post #1 of 12
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Im headed to Telluride this winter to work and I'm looking to get some new skis and boots. I'm stoked but am getting lost in so many options for skis. Been reading through a lot of posts and reviews. I'm an advanced skier whose really looking forward to improving on the bumps while i'm out there. When I'm not on the bumps i'm all about fresh powder either in the bowls, trees and off piste. I want to get some advice on what will be the best ski to have. If I could have it my way, I would demo until I found a pair i liked best, but I want to have my skis when I arrive. Can't ignore these online deals - tight budget. I can ski on pretty much anything, but my boots I will demo while i'm out there until I find whats right for me since they're most important. So if anyone could give me some recommendations on what skis could really suit my interests and ski conditions, I'd greatly appreciate it! I'm 6'1" and 175-180lbs. Thanks everyone.
post #2 of 12
I am so jealous! 

You should get 100cm snow blades.  Get blue ones not red ones, red ones are faster.  If you follow this advice I will feel much better because you will not be happy.

Have a great winter.

Everyone else will ask for more details.  What have you been on, what do you like; where have you been skiing.  When in doubt get Goats, if you can find a buy.
post #3 of 12
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 HAHAha yea i would be miserable! 
post #4 of 12
I haven't skied them yet, but picked up some  Watea 84s before I blew my knee out in part because some (including Sierra Jim) had said they were one of best bump skis in the 50/50 freeride category.  Others have said they do well in powder.  You could go wider, but I have heard that T-ride doesn't get a lot of huge dumps (but is a great mnt), so the 84s should be good for most conditions there except hardpack/ice (when you would be skiing the moguls anyways).
post #5 of 12
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 Thanks MEfree. I've read some good things about the 84s.  its seems like the 84s are a more versatile ski than the 94s, and perform well when a tightline is called for. i''ve heard their performance in powder lacks a bit, but i'm willing to sacrifice some width for a tighter stance when skiing bumps.  
post #6 of 12
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 Been looking at the Dynastar Legend 8000s. Anybody recommend this ski? I've read some good reviews and rarely come across a bad one. Apparently their pretty good on the bumps and in powder. Thats the only concern I have about them though is that their not great at anything or they really don't get you excited, ya know? Just seem to be a good ski.
post #7 of 12
The 8000s were my go to ski for everyday skiing for many years. I often wish I had never sold them. They were good in bumps really fun in crud and could hold an edge on the groomed runs. 
 The only conditions that they lacked in was of couse powder that was more then Boot Top deep. I Hvae seen some good deals on line for both the Dynastar 8000 and the 8800.  You may want to star thinking about two pair of skis. An every day ski and a Powder ski.
post #8 of 12
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Whats the difference between the regular legend 8000 and the fluids? Also, I can get a new (2009) pair of 8000s w/ px 12 fluid bindings for $550, good deal? Evo is selling them used at 450 so I thought why not pay the extra hundred for a new pair.
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by enjoytheride View Post

Whats the difference between the regular legend 8000 and the fluids? Also, I can get a new (2009) pair of 8000s w/ px 12 fluid bindings for $550, good deal? Evo is selling them used at 450 so I thought why not pay the extra hundred for a new pair.

They is a seller on Ebay selling new 08-09 Mythic Riders for $350 with the fluid bindings. A smokin deal.
post #10 of 12
fluids have the integrated binding which is  adjustable like a demo as opposed to a flat mount...$350 is a much better deal for the MRs, but I would think the Legends would be better in the bumps...maybe look around for a better deal than $550.
post #11 of 12
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 do the legend 8000s ski long or short>? I'm 6'1" and 180lbs. Considering the 178s.
post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 
 How are the Salomon Lord's in the bumps? Anyone own?
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