Originally Posted by CaseyKiwi
Well Hello there Epic Ski members, finally after 2 summers (I live in New Zealand) research reading alot of threads I joined up.
Now, my favorite topic; ski's.
I bought new last year Head Mojo 94 and I like them for cruzing in most conditions (yet to ski them in a powder day) however when I really push them they feel too soft and the nose flaps about and feel flimsy. (Very slushy wet snow keeping up with buddy bombing it on 223 downhills.)
I do like to ski fast(8 seasons race training-14 seasons teaching/coaching) and I need something with some beef to it.
I weigh 170, 5ft'8" (173 cms) and am a very athletic skier now 35 and not into park/pipe but still love big air. As a teaching ski the Titans look perfect however I want/neeed a 90 plus ski, this time last year I was all over the Monster 88 in a 175cm (Bob Peters's comment, if I was in a life and death situation I'd want to have my Monster 88's on my feet, was a massive clincher) but all the threads bagged the then new Peak 88( all my rep had) so I went with mojo/john/ny 94's. as some one said it ski's like mojo94 so it been wider .......
The Richie in a 173 was also right there though such a massive side cut, now I'm thinking they might be the one....
So, can anybody please tell me; How different are the New 2011 Peak 88 compare with Monster 88, Johnny 94 and has anyone skied the Richie?
Jerry ?? Bob Skied a 191 --104/5/6 under foot and 24 ish meter radius, Does anyone have all sizes and waist widths/ radius's
Does a Rocker ski well in Spring conditions-bullet proof ice and then super slush and winter packed powder(No Trees in N.Z skifields)
As I am unable to test and have to order soon, I'm buying blind and would appreciate any help. (N.Z gets 2011 ski's first like the Sun- abit of a testing ground for you guys up north)
I have tried Gotamas in 68,73,and 83 and thought they where big dead bits of wood on my feet except in knee deep powder they where pretty good- intuitiv was ok- Mantra was nice in 177- k2 seth pistals(05 was best) and bandits fail all 1,2,3 never tried squad- Fav ski to date Nordica beast tt 92 in a 177 bout 27 mtr racdius.2003-04.
P.S Big dibs to Bob Peters and Dawgcatching for your unbias opinions and huge amount of time you guys spent here at Epic.
Bob, I taught at Jackson 04/05, I need a ski for the Hobacks all season long in all conditions trying to be first to chair!!
P.P.S. Well done to the US ski Team Go Bode, Go Vonn, Go Head-----I love Head!