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Hi im 19, 6ft 3 and and 191 pnds (87 kgs). Im a newly qualified ski instructor and have been skiing all my life (so am relatively

 

good). im looking into buying a new pair of skis. I currently ski on the rossignol radical 9s oversize, and am looking for somthing that

 

goes really well in deep powder but can still be used to carve on the piste. 

 

At the moment i am looking into the Line prophet 100 (2011) or possibly even 115, in a length of 186.......any advice/opinions?


Edited by Stocky1 - 6/15/10 at 11:47am
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The ski you have picked is a very good one. I owned a P-100 in 186 this year along with a Blizzard Atlas and several others. The P-100 is a bit biased toward soft snow but given its width it is still reasonable on packed snow. It's safe to say you could run with that choice and be happy. I get the sense that you are located down under and as such, light fluffy powder won't be an everyday occurrence. Here are two other options that that you could consider that will give you incrementally more hard snow capability while still being good choices for 12" of mixed salad snow.

 

Nordica Enforcer is 98mm wide with a medium flex and more hard snow/carving capability than the P-100,

 

Blizzard Atlas is 94mm wide with a medium firm flex and is biased another small bit toward the hard snow.

 

SJ

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thanks for your help and ill look into those suggestions, im actually English and so ski in europe( mainly France) but am planning to do more in canada/the us.

 

Is the 100 good enough for deep powder or should i go for the 115s ( sacrificing performance on the piste, but not sure how much)


Edited by Stocky1 - 6/15/10 at 12:28pm
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I guess that depends upon how often you expect to see really deep snow. If you reasonably expect to see snow measured in feet rather than inches several times a year......sure the 115 is a great call. In fact even if you only expect to see the really deep stuff a couple of times, but choose to make those days your priority......again, great call on the 115.

 

I really like the 115 but it has far less overall utility than the 100. For example, I would never take a 115 up the the tram to ski the Vallee Blanche or to ski the Sella Ronda in the Dolomites. The 100 would be a passable choice for either of those adventures.

 

SJ

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If you reasonably expect to see snow measured in feet rather than inches several times a year......sure (a super fat) is a great call. In fact even if you only expect to see the really deep stuff a couple of times, but choose to make those days your priority......again, great call on the (super fat).


Words to live by, altered appropriately. Skiing, like the rest of life, is all about priorities.

 

post #6 of 7

I am thinking Nordica Enforcer.

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Blizzard the Answer

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