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Decision Time, Help Please!

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

So I've decided to buy new skis but i just can't make a decision as I'm pretty clueless about the hard-wear, i just like skiing! Any help would be really appreciated to help me spend my hard earned cash.

 

I'm an intermediate to advance skier currently coming to the end of a season in Banff and hoping to do another season next year. I ski on some ex-rental Head wild ones (which i love) but i've started to venture into the park more so i'm looking to purchase an all mountain twin that can hit the park but still tear it up on and off piste.

 

The cut down list (you should have seen it before) is-

 

*Atomic Snoop

*Salamon Mai Thai

*Volke Cosmo

*4FRNT MSP

*Line Celebrity

*Line Prophet Flite

 

Im a 21 year old female and i'm only 5"4 so i need something thats light enough to throw around a bit and mess around on bumps and jumps but still stable enough to kick it on the groomers and some off piste ventures. I've not had a chance to demo anything as the options for doing that round here were pretty limited as is the choice of skis left in the shops now so its gong to have to be an untried internet purchase.

 

I would love and help or advice on these skis or any others that might be suitable.

 

Thanks

post #2 of 15

The two Lines would be my first choices for a light skier as yourself. They are fun, nimble and playful. Awesome skis. SierraJim from StartHaus should have some great deals on leftovers if you are looking for a deal. 

post #3 of 15

Check out the deals listed in the EpicSki Sponsor Deals

http://www.epicski.com/forum/thread/92018/starthaus-ski-deals-3-is-rolling

Looks like he has a Flyte left in a 158.  

post #4 of 15

If you send pics of yourself, you will probably get many more responses...

 

Do not post nekkid pics, or you will be flooded.

just some friendly advice....:)

 

Check with O2 gear shop for great prices on Line skis...www.o2gearshop/outlet.com

post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 

Thanks philpug and trekchick, very help and thats what i've been leaning towards.

 

Not really sure what to make of the last response, didn't realise that it was that type of forum...

post #6 of 15

it's meant to be a joke :)

 

O2 gear shop sold out of Lines..

next best prices are at rei.com....Line Celebrity, Flite, Cryptonite

 

Cheers

post #7 of 15

No worries spantastic, nfp is harmless and tends to offer good advice.  Consider his humour a nice welcome from one of our fun Bears.

 

Let us know what you decide on, I'll be anxious to hear about it!

post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by spantastic View Post

Thanks philpug and trekchick, very help and thats what i've been leaning towards.

 

Not really sure what to make of the last response, didn't realise that it was that type of forum...

 

On TGR you would be hounded, on here your only being pretend hounded. With a name like spantastic though you do have it coming.

 

All of the above would be great skis. The Atomic is probably the best quality, there is also a womens version of the Snoop called the "Elysian" that is basically the same ski with a more girly top sheet.
 

post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by Diesel View Post

On TGR you would be hounded, on here your only being pretend hounded. 


Or their version of pretend is less, ah, refined than ours. But npf and Phil's advice about Lines is spot on.

 

I will only add another candidate that works well for lighter skiers: the Nordica Dead Money. It's received very strong reviews (better than the Lines, in fact) even in places that are not kindly toward park skis, such as Real Skiers, as well in as places that know enough to differentiate between pure park and all mountain park (Freeskier). DM's will be lighter than the Lines, so a consideration if you like air, and they are said to have bizarrely good edge hold, so a consideration if you ski ice or hardpack. Plus, they'll have edge in build quality and longevity, IMO. OTOH, probably not quite as stable in deep crud and chop, and you'll pay an extra $100 for them, so perhaps a wash.  

post #10 of 15
Thread Starter 

Cheers for the adviced, i went with the line prophet 90's as i found them pretty cheap on the internet. the only problem now is i've got to wait untill next season to try them out!

 

And Diesel the name just comes from a nickname i've had since i was about 12! Its better than my other usual nicknames i'm called, if i'd used Spandex i'd have probably had it coming a lots worse or people would just have asumed i'm one of those people that believe skin tight clothing gives you an edge....

 

Thanks again

post #11 of 15

It doesn't!? There goes my edge.

post #12 of 15

Spantastic,

Please don't be a stranger, you got the information you wanted, now it your chance to give back and contribute . Where do you ski? What brought you into skiing? What are your skiing aspirations? About the skin tight clothing? 

 

Now that you got the skis taken care of..how else can we help you? Bindings? Boots? Skiwear? Epic is a one stop shopping information site. 

post #13 of 15


For the sake of us girls, please stick around.  We can use some more estrogen here. 

I would love to hear how you like your prophet 90's.

 

IIRC Twintip has(had) them and liked them a lot, but she's moving on to Tele skiing so I'm not sure if she kept them in her quiver.

 

 

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Originally Posted by spantastic View Post

Cheers for the adviced, i went with the line prophet 90's as i found them pretty cheap on the internet. the only problem now is i've got to wait untill next season to try them out!

 

And Diesel the name just comes from a nickname i've had since i was about 12! Its better than my other usual nicknames i'm called, if i'd used Spandex i'd have probably had it coming a lots worse or people would just have asumed i'm one of those people that believe skin tight clothing gives you an edge....

 

Thanks again

post #14 of 15

My wife and I ski around 100 days/season - retired.  I'm always shopping around for skis for her, as she never knows what she wants, so I have a little background.  Last season I decided she would like a fatter ski than what she's had - we ski in western Canada (BC) in an area renowned for powder, and she is a good technical powder skier.  However, she wouldn't be happy trying to decide between 2 or 3 pairs of skis every morning based on conditions - one ski in the quiver to do it all.  We tried a few out, and the one she liked by far the most is a cousin of what you have right now - it's called the Head Sweet One.  It's a twin tip, so is flexible and is 90 mm under foot - fairly wide in shovel and tails - floats well in crud and powder, yet carves and hold in hard and soft pack as well.  There are so many skis out there to choose from - take this for what it's worth.  She found it to be a great all round ski.  She is 5ft. 7in. and is on the 159cm. - finds it just fine.  You can google it online for the specs.  I bought her a new pair of 08's online from a wholesale house in Denver with a Tyrolia binding for under $500.

post #15 of 15

Further info on the Head Sweet One.  Here is a link to a ski review for this ski: http://www.citizenski.com/freeride/head-sweet-one-ski-200809.html

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