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Line Prophet 100 vs. BRO lhasa vs. Blizzard Max IQ

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EDIT:  I forgot to throw the VOLKL BRIDGE into the mix.
I didn't want to do it, but all of the reviews/threads about these seemed out of date, and I just wanted to ask.  I've been doing a lot of research and it looks like these all out perform the Mantra, and people seem to have vintage preferences in regards to the Gotama, so I'm asking about these alternatives.  I would just ask SierraJim, but I've taken enough of his time, and I know his take on the Blizzard Answer.  Although, I certainly hope he finds his way onto this thread.  If you want info about me to make rec's:
5'8'', 150 lbs, level 7, I try to avoid groomers and stay way the hell away from bumps, and I ski Vail.  Also, what length would be ideal?
Edited by guroo270 - 12/1/09 at 1:49pm
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Which Blizzard Max IQ?  The Argos and Answer are awesome.
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Originally Posted by U.P. Racer View Post

Which Blizzard Max IQ?  The Argos and Answer are awesome.

or the atlas??
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If you avoid groomers, stay away from bumps, and ski at vail.... you might have a very cold forehead!

tthey are good skis you have mentioned, but have you skied any of them?

what are you skiing on now?
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 wow that first post is just full of win.
 
you do realize the lhasa pow is like nothing like any of the skis you mentioned. Its much more powder specific than the other skis.

and smallest size it comes in is a 186 which if your truly 150lb and a level 7 is too much ski. so pretty much you can write that off unless your better than your telling us. 

Now we have undeterminded blizzards skis vs P100s vs volkl Bridge which in your mind 'out preform" the Mantra(in which way?), which you compared to the gotama which these skis are really nothing like each other.

Look I truly want to help but you have to help me help you in all seriousness cause my head is spinning on this post. 
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 Hmm... pretty different skis. Don't sell Mantras short, they're a better hard snow ski than the Prophet 100s and still a good pow ski. I haven't skied the 100's in pow, unfortunately, but by the flex, I bet they're great.The Lhasa's fold up in anything but untracked. You'd do better with the Bro model. When in doubt, trust Jim and go Blizzard.
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 I only have experience with the P100s at the 172cm length. I am 5 10 and 150lb. I love the P100s in steep powder and powder tree skiing. I can have a lot of fun carving the P100s back to a lift on a groomed run as well. Anything this width you have to work on the technique when carving and have patience to have them go from edge to edge while turning. If you give then
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sorry guys, i've been away for thanksgiving.  thanks for trying to help though.

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Originally Posted by U.P. Racer View Post

Which Blizzard Max IQ?  The Argos and Answer are awesome.
the answer



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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post

If you avoid groomers, stay away from bumps, and ski at vail.... you might have a very cold forehead!

tthey are good skis you have mentioned, but have you skied any of them?

what are you skiing on now?



 
I have not skied any of them.  2 years ago I purchased a used for 2 days pair of silver pocket rockets in a 171 for $100 bucks and I haven't been able to ski since.  However, I just moved to grand junction (2 hrs from Vail, where my fiance's parents have a home) and would like to get something nice and new, with a wood core.  Skis have changed a lot since the PRs and I think I would benefit from something that suits my riding style more i.e. better float cause i do whatever i can to be in powder, and something that rails really well making big sweeping gs turns.  I was turned on by the Jah Love for a second, but Jim told me about it, and I saw it in person this weekend at Christy sports in Vail, and yeah, I just can't.



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 smallest size it comes in is a 186 which if your truly 150lb and a level 7 is too much ski. so pretty much you can write that off unless your better than your telling us. 

Now we have undeterminded blizzards skis vs P100s vs volkl Bridge which in your mind 'out preform" the Mantra(in which way?), which you compared to the gotama which these skis are really nothing like each other.

Look I truly want to help but you have to help me help you in all seriousness cause my head is spinning on this post. 



 

thanks for letting me know about the size.  i didin't know they didn't come in little people sizes.  I think a 186 is too big for me, although I'm not POSITIVE because i've heard twin tips should allow for 10cm extra.  No, I don't think I'm better than I'm telling you, but I'm also not positive about how the rating scale really goes.  People always overestimate their abilities, and I don't. Skiing black diamonds and steeper blues while searching for powder and terrain less traveled is what really gets my jones going, I don't mind doing a double black here or there if the situation calls for it, jumping off 10-20 foot cliffs into powder, and i really try to fly down the mountain.  I don't like just making turn after turn, it slows you down and wears you out more quickly.  I just don't think it's as fun.

blizzard answer
For the kind of skiing I like to do, I have heard that the bridge outperforms the mantra and new gotama (as people are not liking this year's additional rocker) in my preferred areas.

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 I only have experience with the P100s at the 172cm length. I am 5 10 and 150lb. I love the P100s in steep powder and powder tree skiing. I can have a lot of fun carving the P100s back to a lift on a groomed run as well. Anything this width you have to work on the technique when carving and have patience to have them go from edge to edge while turning. If you give then
Sounds like a wonderful ski.  Thanks for that.

Edit: Come back BushwackerinPA!!
Edited by guroo270 - 12/1/09 at 11:41am
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 so you dont like making turns eh? since you dont like to turn scratch what I said before this is your new list

194cm Rossi Squads
192cm Moment garbones
190cm Nordica ww103s
195 Pm gear Super bro
202 Stockli Storm Ridee DP pro model

these are perfect for people for who turning is a chore.
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