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post #31 of 41
Agree with dookey67. Support the locals. Moment. Praxis. PM.

Demo/borrow as much as you can. You're welcome to take mine for a spin. I'm at AM most weekends.

I'm on my third season of Moment Tahoe's. 188. Center mounted. (I get a little jibby when I can.) I'm 140lbs / 5'10".  They're light. My older wimpy legs appreciate a light ski and binding setup to hike all the goods. They're my one ski quiver for Alpine Meadows/Squaw.

That said, I also have a pair of Moment Comi's. They come out on powder days. And they can carve hardpack, but two days of a lot of carving on them wreaks havoc on my knees. That's why the Tahoe's come back out a lot at noon. That said, they chatter a little on ice - but that's less than 10% of your turns. Why anyone buys skis that perform well on ice in Tahoe is beyond me.

If I had to just have ONE tho' - it would be a toss between the Moment Ruby or Tahoe. Probably Tahoe 'cause they do everything except float as much as the Ruby or Comi on a powder day.

I did try the Moment Nightrains - but I'm not certain I'm ready for the rocker thing.

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Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post

 Kbuzz beat me to it, but i was gonna mention that Moment has a ski curiously named the Tahoe, which they claim (due to its name) is the perfect 1-quiver ski for the area.

not sure if they still do it, but you used to be able to call/email Moment and demo their skis for free (you just had to swing by their shop in Reno).

i also ride with a number of folks who swear by the PM Gear Bro Model as the perfect 1-quiver ski for the area.

Also the Fischer Wateas look (and feel) like a solid ski (I am itching to demo the 101). Seen a number of instructors and racers on those when they are freeskiing and have heard nothing but positive feedback from those who ride them.

Me, I ride Lib Tech NAS and they've worked great for me as my all-arounder here in Tahoe and also in Colo. But I'm a sucker for Magnetraction...

PS
bringing up Moment and PM Gear caused me to also think of Praxis. All 3 of those companies are based in the Tahoe area (Moment & PM Gear in Reno, Praxis in Truckee) and are run by folks who ski the area religiously. I would check out their skis if you can since they are made by locals with the local conditions in mind. Just some food for thought if you wanna be a "Slow Skier" so to speak (i.e. buying and skiing locally).
post #32 of 41
It is hard to find that perfect ski because we all are different. Instead of looking for a brand, look for ski characteristics. I like a ski that is narrow  under foot, for quick turns in all conditions. 74 cm for hard pack and 85 cm for softer snow. Tip width 116-hard pack to 130 for powder.

I really like the Dynastar Contact 4x4 for quick turns and all mountain performance.
The Nordica Jet fuel or newer model is great for soft snow and powder. 

Ya just got to try them and see what feels good.
post #33 of 41
1st post... I'm 5'10, 155lbs... used to be an advanced skier and just getting back on skis after a 7 yr haitus due to knee problems, so prob more a advanced/intermediate working my way back.  3 times out this year and it seems like riding bike.  I love this sport!! 

Anyway... I've been looking to get the Watea 84 and found a good deal, but its a 184cm.  Is that too long for me?  My last pair of skis were old, straight, and 195s so I am kind of clueless here.

Everyone suggests demos, but I need a cheap solution and by the time I demo a few times I could have bought skis.

Also, what is a good binding to pair with these and keep the costs as low as possible.  Thanks!!!
post #34 of 41
The Watea 84 is a good choice but the 184 is the wrong size. In that ski, a 176 would be a better choice. In other similar skis, your length choice could range from 170 for stiffer skis up to roughly 175-177 (ish).

SJ
post #35 of 41
Not trying to threadjack but why is no one recommending the K2 Kung Fujas?  It's a 95mm under foot.  Just curious.
post #36 of 41
Thanks SJ.

I've already read some of your threads and appreciate your input.  I think you had recommended the Titan Cronus as well.  Are the 07/08 also good?  I found a great deal on 180cm.  Wondering if I can get away with the length if the ski is worth it?
post #37 of 41
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Originally Posted by 195RDs View Post

Thanks SJ.

I've already read some of your threads and appreciate your input.  I think you had recommended the Titan Cronus as well.  Are the 07/08 also good?  I found a great deal on 180cm.  Wondering if I can get away with the length if the ski is worth it?

I can't speak to the '07-8. The '08-9 was quite good in the 180 but pretty soft in the 173. IMO the Cronus is better than the Watea but given your light weight I'd give the 180 a conditional OK. It might be a bit much.

Don't buy the wrong thing B/C it's cheap.

SJ
post #38 of 41
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Originally Posted by 195RDs View Post

1st post... I'm 5'10, 155lbs... used to be an advanced skier and just getting back on skis after a 7 yr haitus due to knee problems, so prob more a advanced/intermediate working my way back.  3 times out this year and it seems like riding bike.  I love this sport!! 

Anyway... I've been looking to get the Watea 84 and found a good deal, but its a 184cm.  Is that too long for me?  My last pair of skis were old, straight, and 195s so I am kind of clueless here.

Everyone suggests demos, but I need a cheap solution and by the time I demo a few times I could have bought skis.

Also, what is a good binding to pair with these and keep the costs as low as possible.  Thanks!!!
 


RD, you answer your own question. Knee injury, re-hab, safe skiing to rebuild yourself. DON'T buy a long ski at any price, much more torque on the knee. Let's see, 155 lbs, advanced ability, specific muscles and joints not up to speed=175ish, max., and many 165's would serve you well for a year or so, until you are completely healed and got your techniqe back.  
post #39 of 41
Try the Rossi S3 Koopman twin-tip  in a 186cm length. It's a dual-rocker ski with a traditional camber under foot (98mm). Best front-side back-side ski I've skied. Great in powder because of the width and rocker. Great on groomed and in the bumps. It skis short on the groomed because of the dual-rocker - it's very quick!
post #40 of 41

I gotta say, my Salomon Lords (185) seem to handle most of what Tahoe Basin resorts give you...anything deeper than 16-18", i move to rossi freeriders...but to be honest, the lords can handle pretty much anything. powder days in tahoe ain't like alta or big sky, so more often than not, i'm just cold stickin' to the lords  

post #41 of 41

+1 on Salomon Shoguns.

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