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post #31 of 34
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Hopefully it snows more, so I can get on with my new 82Xti and see how it compares with my 8.1Max and our demo 8.7Max. 
post #32 of 34
My everyday ski this year is a brand new pair of Contact 4x4 (PX 14 biunding)-in a 172-looking for an AT/ slackcountry? softer-snow day compliment

I will probably own one of these skis by year's end:

1. The 2010 Rossi SC97 They changed this a bit this year-got some tip rocker to it-the few knowledgeable folks I know who've skied it (in it's element) say it's the best Rossi they have ever skied and give it a wide range of use.  I'd like to put AT binding on it as well (my AT-ing includes East Coast Backcountry so it seems to fit).  Any try the new 97?? I'd go mid-lengthed 178cm

2. Rossi S6-I know, other than a kick ass paint Job it isn't that sexy (nothing new-fangled like the S7)-but I had a blast on these one snowy day at Stowe last year-skied them shorter than most-174cm-which for me made the snow-filled glades a delight

3. Icelantic Pilgrim-again, I'd like to build up an all-purpose ski with soft snow/BC ability-but not a pure powder ski-I like the look, weight and construction of the Icelantic stuff-I can't figure out their lengths yet-I would think the 179cm would make the most sense---but the Icelantic gurus push the 169...

4. The Icelantic Nomad Soft: ditto all the above comments (though, with these fatter skis I can more easily wrap my had around the 169cm).  I've read the buzz on these, and again, I like what I hear.

Any thoughts-I'd appreciate the thoughts of knowlegeable Bears (especially Finndog on the Icelantics)!

Liam
post #33 of 34
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Originally Posted by dawgcatching View Post

Hopefully it snows more, so I can get on with my new 82Xti and see how it compares with my 8.1Max and our demo 8.7Max. 

Never mind on the 82Xti's, the distributor is now sold out.  Might have to pull one out and call it a "demo"  I have a feeling this will happen a whole lot this year, most of the distributors barely ordered any product, due to uncertainty in the economy (not to mention retailers). 
post #34 of 34
I currently have the 2010 hots for:

New Virus Taipan carver:


 





Zai gneiss (stone) core ski:



Lokomotive Rockerbilly:



Swallow Megawave 3D Fibre-Foam Core (yes, foam is alive and well)




Also..

- ON3P (Caylors)
- WhiteDot Redeemer rockered powder ski
- Otnes prototype slalom incorporating John Howe's "claw" dampening technology
- Carpani skis (PDF (2.1mb) of a custom pair [Italian])
- DPS Lotus 120 Hybrid
- Aldo Kuonen's  Freerace and Blackrace

Too many to think of...not enough time....oh well..
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