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LINE p90 flite or 4FRNT MSP's???

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I am 6'6" 220, athletic build. I am extremely comfortable on blue runs and can keep up to most on any black, dbl black run.

Question is, I've learned how on, and dropped bowls in backcountry of Copper Mountain's Tucker Bowl, on my Atomic BetaCarve's. They are like 8 years old. 180cm's.

I hate them.... haha.

Being that I only ski in Rockies CO/Utah/Montana, and in Minnesota small ski resorts....I really think the LINE prophet 90 FLITE's are what i want.

A) am I simply too big for them? as in, too heavy and might break them?
B) would I be better off with a ski w/ some metal in them? i.e. -> 4FRNT MSPs / Nordica Dead Money's?

I want to do some groomers, cuz I ski with beginners as well... but want to stay mid-way to summit area and learn to rip tree runs. I dont intend to ever pipe or park, thats a shorter's man world, I steer clear and just watch with enthusiasm and appreciation. I have yet to find pillows, but if I do, i'm immediately dropin in on that.

Some side of run jumps and odd-ball mid-run trail jumps that come back to run are fun, and i'd like to air off those a bit...

Alright, that being said..... Gimme your recommendations please!

Thanks guys!
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Nothing? No advice at all??

I want to do some groomers.
I want to learn to rip tree runs.
I dont intend to ever pipe or park.
mid-run trail jumps that come back to run are fun, and i'd like to air off those a bit...

Is flite a good choice for me? My size and skill level, or do i need a metal matrix ski?

Thanks in advance!
post #3 of 10
If you are planning to do a lot of tree skiing, I'd get the prophet 100.  It is just as good as the 90 on groomed stuff, but a lot better than the 90 on powder and variable snow.  Fact is, having skiied both and owning the 100, the 100 is more versatile and not quite as stiff as the 90.  I'm also fairly big, 6-1 210 lbs.  You won't overpower the 90 or 100, but the that may be an issue with the flite.
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Hey, thanks! In your opinion, for the most use the ski will see, is smaller (if compared to big colorado ski resort, EXTREMELY SMALL) little resorts with man made snow or at best, lake effect snowfall / somewhat icy.....

Is the 100 going to be a little bit 'overkill' for what its really made for?

I'm most concerned with spending the money for a nice ski, and being 220 and bulking up, will I brake it?
post #5 of 10
Yeah the P90 or P100 would be perfect. BTW I have skied the P90 in powder conditions and it was really great. However the P100 is obviously better in pow but it probably is not as nimble as the P90 on groomed runs.  Both skis are great though you wont go wrong with either of them.  Also these skis are very high quality the only way you will break it is if you try to break it =P
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Hey, thanks! In your opinion, for the most use the ski will see, is smaller (if compared to big colorado ski resort, EXTREMELY SMALL) little resorts with man made snow or at best, lake effect snowfall / somewhat icy.....

Is the 100 going to be a little bit 'overkill' for what its really made for?

I'm most concerned with spending the money for a nice ski, and being 220 and bulking up, will I brake it?

Well, if you are going to be on a small hill most of the time, the 90 may be the way to go, as it is slightly quicker.  If you are splitting time between big mountains and your home mountain fairly equally, I'd go with the 100.  If you ski a fair amount of icy conditions, definitely go with the 90.

You won't break either ski, trust me.  I skied last season at 220-225 on the 100, in all sorts of terrain and never had a problem.  Quality skis....
post #7 of 10
I agree with the Prophet 100 recommendation. Don't be apprehensive the width - it is a very nimble ski and will turn as quickly as you want (especially at your size and strength) plus rip in trees and obviously in powder. Don't even think of anything but the 186. As twins they ski very short so don't be scared of the length either.
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Awsome guys! Thank you so much. I'll go with the 100's!
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Awsome guys! Thank you so much. I'll go with the 100's!


  Awesome dude you will love them! Have fun!!!
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  Awesome dude you will love them! Have fun!!!
+1

My first time on ski's in 15 years was on the 100's. Loving them.
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