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Western daily driver for 09-10

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
 Well, it is time to start thinking about the upcoming season...  I am wondering what the collective wisdom is for this year's crop of skis.  For the past couple of seasons my daily driver was the 178MR, but for this season I decided that I would want to have a mid-90-ish waist ski.   As the default choiceI have a brand-new 180 Head Mojo94 which I got at the end of the season stashed in my garage, but I was wondering if there was a standout ski during the end-of-the-season demo sessions.   I ski at Squaw. 

I am also very intrigued by what I keep hearing about Rossi S7 (and to a somewhat lesser extent Armada JJ) as a dedicated powder ski, so I am looking forward to a chance of trying one of those out.  
post #2 of 11
So........what do you want to improve over the MR?

Didn't you take out our Watea 94 last year sometime? I forgot what you said about it.

Anyway there are a lot of really good skis in that width range and the Mojo 94 is one of them. Others that I like are the Watea, the Bridge, and I really warmed up to the Atlas one I got onto one with a flatter binding mount and also one that I had tuned. I think that the Jester binding setup plus the really aggressive tune had me thinking rather poorly of the Atlas after my first tests.

I think I'm going to set up an Atlas with the slider and a low mounted binding like a real turntable LOOK/Rossi for this year. (although....I really like the Cronus too) and then there is the...........and then the........and not to forget the............

SJ
post #3 of 11
You might want to give the 96mm-wide Moment Tahoe a shot too.  (Although I'm planning to use the 112mm-wide Moment Ruby as my daily driver the next valley over.)
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
Jim-  First of all, good to hear from you, I hope everything is well and Starthaus is getting ready for the new season.
So, what to improve over the MR?  Honestly, not too much.  I thought the Mojo94 was turnier and smoother.  Mythic is burlier, even more confident, and feels "planky" after the Mojo.  I love my Mythic, and I am not planning to part with it.  I did try the W94 last year (thanks Jim!), it was a lot of fun in soft spring corn, but the ski sucked on ice and was downright scary in frozen crud in the shade, so not my cup of tea... Mojo felt very similar to W94 in good snow, the difference was that Mojo worked in bad snow just as well (I guess Mojo is heavier and burlier because it has a metal layer).  I certainly didn't formulate it well, but the essense of my question was really whether this year there is a "wow" ski that just makes a quantum leap in the category.  I guess the answer is "no". 

Alex

P.S.  If you will have a demo of the S7 in the shop, I'd really like a chance to try it sometime this winter. 
post #5 of 11
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....................is a "wow" ski that just makes a quantum leap in the category.  I guess the answer is "no". 

Alex

P.S.  If you will have a demo of the S7 in the shop, I'd really like a chance to try it sometime this winter. 

 

That's about it.......a ton of good skis but nothing to make one dump something similar and rush out to slap plastic. I'll probably get several new skis this year, but heck........that's my job.

BTW, we had a very strong summer all things considered and we've hired some of the "A" crew that I worked with @ the other store. We're going strong and working to get better. I'm working on checking in race orders right now but I have a good closeout deal coming in too.

I'm keeping that S7 that I had last year as a demo, plus you can always play on my stuff. Just check in.........

SJ
post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 
Jim-  That's what I thought based on the chatter late last season, but it is nice to have a validation.  I will certainly check in closer to the season... Glad to hear that things are solid at Starthaus.  Keep it  up!

Alex
post #7 of 11
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BTW, we had a very strong summer all things considered and we've hired some of the "A" crew that I worked with @ the other store. We're going strong and working to get better.

SJ
 

Dang straight you've got the "A" team working for you this season once again!!!!   Now if we could only talk that tall girl to come up and work with us, then you would have the "A+" team.

Tyler

 
 
post #8 of 11
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Dang straight you've got the "A" team working for you this season once again!!!!   Now if we could only talk that tall girl to come up and work with us, then you would have the "A+" team.

Tyler

 
 

That would be good.

Interestingly, I was talking to another tall girl yesterday. She knows a bunch about ski equipment and can ski the socks off of about anybody I know.

She's 24 YO, smart, funny, great personality, great looking.

Problem is, that she's leaving for a USST camp next week...........

BTW....Line, K2, Fischer, more Nordica, Atomic Race and Fischer Race all came in on Monday and Tuesday......

SJ
post #9 of 11
Is she single too??? haha

OOOOOOO new toys  !!!!!
 
post #10 of 11
New ski for 09 that is a great Western Daily driver is the Movement Source.

Dims are 135-94-121 and available in 169/177/185/193.

It's the new little brother to the much loved Sluff. The dimensional changes being narrower waist and shorter radius. In the construction the beach power rails have been dropped making it slightly softer and a little less torsionaly stiff. Not into the noodle range, as Movement skis are always very stiff under foot.

I'll have to go look on youtube, some ski review guy demo'd them at the WWSRA demo at Keystone did a short clip and really liked them.
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Originally Posted by shirk_007 View Post

New ski for 09 that is a great Western Daily driver is the Movement Source.

Dims are 135-94-121 and available in 169/177/185/193.

It's the new little brother to the much loved Sluff. The dimensional changes being narrower waist and shorter radius. In the construction the beach power rails have been dropped making it slightly softer and a little less torsionaly stiff. Not into the noodle range, as Movement skis are always very stiff under foot.

I'll have to go look on youtube, some ski review guy demo'd them at the WWSRA demo at Keystone did a short clip and really liked them.
 

How does the source fit in with the wider (but apparently less pow focused) Tahoe?
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