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100-110 under foot ski width w/ early rise tip/tail

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I am looking for a good deal on a wider ski (100-110 under foot) with early rise tip and tail.  I currently ski the Atomic Snoop Daddy (175) and Head SS Magnum (163?).  Most days I'm on the Snoop Daddy but the regular use has been tough on the Freeride bindings (have broken a binding twice).  I'm a level 9 skier (ski school level) but I don't consider myself a big time expert.  I spend most of the time off-piste in steeper terrain, however, I enjoy playing with both short and long turns on the groomed run outs.  I ski 5 or 6 days per week; I like to jump off of small hits (usually less than 10 feet). 

The skis I have considered are the Head Jimi and Salomon Shogun.  I have not had a chance to demo these.  One issue with these 2 is that they jump from 171 to 181 and 173 to 182 in length respectively and I'm not sure what to go with in that case.  With the end of season approaching I am plannning on looking for the best deal I can.  Looking for suggestions about what to put on the shopping list.

Sierra Jim and Dawgcatching, if you've got anything available that fits the bill I would certainly consider it.

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I cant speak to the Jimi as I don't carry it but the Shogun is tip only as its brother the Czar. The Blizzi Answer is tip and tail as is the Volkl Katana and the Rossi S3. It sounds as if you are maybe too worried about length (as in wanting maybe a 178??) IAC....there are not that many choices with the specs you want and they are largely sold out at this time. You may find an S3 on sale but at least in my case, I'm sold out in the smallish sizes of all the models mentioned. I do have some Blizzi Argos (flat camber, 105mm) in 173 and maybe 180.

SJ
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I know that SierraJim has some strong negative feelings about the 2010 Gotama, but I have it in a 178 length (I am 5'11" and 175lbs) and love it -- I tend to ski off-piste and steeps and bumps and trees and the things work well for me in all of these conditions.  Unfortunately, I have not had the opportunity to try them in snow deeper than 5 inches (which is the whole reason that I bought them, of course).  To me they perform very well on the groomed.  Full disclosure is that I have not tried any other skis of similar width.
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I cant speak to the Jimi as I don't carry it but the Shogun is tip only as its brother the Czar. The Blizzi Answer is tip and tail as is the Volkl Katana and the Rossi S3. It sounds as if you are maybe too worried about length (as in wanting maybe a 178??) IAC....there are not that many choices with the specs you want and they are largely sold out at this time. You may find an S3 on sale but at least in my case, I'm sold out in the smallish sizes of all the models mentioned. I do have some Blizzi Argos (flat camber, 105mm) in 173 and maybe 180.

SJ
 

Thanks Jim,

Not too worried, just don't know whether to go up or down on size.  My inclination is to go up.
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I ski the Rossi S3 and love it.  It's 98 underfoot with tip and tail rise and camber underfoot, so it works in nearly all conditions.  Its big brother is the S7, which is a bit wider underfoot. 


They ski a bit short, so take that into consideration when purchasing.  I'm 5'10'' and weigh 165, and ski the 177 length and it works fine for me.  If you're significantly bigger, go to the next size up.  If you're about my size, you'll probably be fine on the 177.
 


Good luck!
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