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sorry if this has been posted before. im sure this has been asked many times before but a little lazy to go thru all the threads at the moment. i was looking into 4 skiis. please let me know what you think would be the best all mountain ski. i would say i ski 60% on trail and 40% off. as i get better i will be skiing off piste more and i want the ski to be able to handle more like 40% trail and 60% off. since i plan on doing more off piste skiing in the future it would be nice if the skiis i buy can perform great in all conditions. know thats hard to meet those requirements but thought id get a few opinions before i buy.

1) salomon xw tornado ti z12
2) blizzard titan crounus
3) nordica jet fuel
4) volkl ledge- saw this and thought it would be nice to have the twins tips in case i ever venture into the terrain park

im leaning towards the tornado right now even though they seem to be a little small at the waist everything ive heard has been great... i have salomon boots too. im about 5'9" and weighing around 165lbs. please feel free to suggest any skiis that you feel like could out perform these. thanks
post #2 of 10
You may be lazy, but the search function has comprehensive discussions on most of these skis.  Good luck!
 
post #3 of 10
Agree with Mike M...you should work a little bit harder for your first post.  Do some research and then come back for some help narrowing it down.
post #4 of 10
Have you demoed any skis from your list.
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Originally Posted by TheGodfather369 View Post

sorry if this has been posted before. im sure this has been asked many times before but a little lazy to go thru all the threads at the moment. i was looking into 4 skiis. please let me know what you think would be the best all mountain ski. i would say i ski 60% on trail and 40% off. as i get better i will be skiing off piste more and i want the ski to be able to handle more like 40% trail and 60% off. since i plan on doing more off piste skiing in the future it would be nice if the skiis i buy can perform great in all conditions. know thats hard to meet those requirements but thought id get a few opinions before i buy.

1) salomon xw tornado ti z12
2) blizzard titan crounus
3) nordica jet fuel
4) volkl ledge- saw this and thought it would be nice to have the twins tips in case i ever venture into the terrain park

im leaning towards the tornado right now even though they seem to be a little small at the waist everything ive heard has been great... i have salomon boots too. im about 5'9" and weighing around 165lbs. please feel free to suggest any skiis that you feel like could out perform these. thanks
 
I ski the Nordia Afterburner ('09)  which is the same as the 2010 Nordica JF CA. Might be what you're looking for. Does groomers really well and handles up to a foot of fresh with no problem. Great crudbuster.
post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
Haha should have known not to expect much. Thanks for the replies anyways. AND THANKS Mr5150 for the help
post #7 of 10
 Must be a full moon somewhere with the responses that have been given of late. You picked 4 skis that are pretty different in character. As asked, have you demo'ed these? Why did you pick these? Is this going to be an only ski or part of a quiver?
post #8 of 10
Full moon you say?  I'm wondering that myself.....

 As Philpug says, those four skis are quite different from each other.  It would be good to know more about where you ski and how you ski.

But first, do you have good (proper fitting) boots, and do you have an opportunity to demo skis?
post #9 of 10
Two not on your list are the Elan 888 which a Bear is selling right now with some demo bindings and the Stockli VXL. Either would serve you very well. The VXL is the best mdifat I have experienced and I ski  it  in all conditions  and it is a truly amazing ski. Very stable and versatile but it was a poor snow year for us in the PNW so a powder ski was not needed. The Elan is a good variable snow ski and after demoing I was about to purchase but fell in love with the VXL for good reasons.
Poseanne skis the 888 and can tell you more since I only skied it on one day. The VXL I got around 92 days on.
Edited by GarryZ - 4/25/10 at 7:52pm
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Originally Posted by GarryZ View Post

Two not on your list are the Elan 888 which a Bear is selling right now with some demo bindings and the Stockli VXL. Either would serve you very well. The VXL is the best mdifat I have experienced and I ski  it  in all conditions  and it is a truly amaxing ski. Very stable and versatile but it was a poor snow year for us in the PNW so a powder ski was not needed. The Elan is a good variable snow ski and after demoing I was about to purchase but fell in love with the VXL for good reasons.
Poseanne skis the 888 and can tell you more since I only skied it on one day. The VXL I got around 92 days on.
 

I agree with Garry, the Trip 8 (888) is one of the best values in that "upper 80's" category. My son is your size and is McLuvin them. 
 
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