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I knew better than to say anything disparaging about the PE.  I realize its blasphemy and I'll do twenty 'Hail Peps' as penance.  I've recommended the PE to many people and think it does fine for most people in moguls.  I just don't think its a good ski for people that want to develop better technique in moguls.

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I knew better than to say anything disparaging about the PE.  I realize its blasphemy and I'll do twenty 'Hail Peps' as penance.  I've recommended the PE to many people and think it does fine for most people in moguls.  I just don't think its a good ski for people that want to develop better technique in moguls.


Actually I like the Extreme a bit better than the PE. The PE had a p-tex topskin that while it added durability it added a lot of weight also. Most of the skis recommended here are fine choices including the list that Rio suggested.

 

In all reality your best plan of action could be to buy the cheapest ski out of the skis listed so far and spend the difference in a couple of bump specific lessons. 

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In all reality your best plan of action could be to buy the cheapest ski out of the skis listed so far and spend the difference in a couple of bump specific lessons. 


This.

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There must be something here that suites your needs... http://www.epicski.com/forum/thread/95356/philpug-s-starthaus-deal-2-various-09-10-skis-and-bindings


He has three of the skis I listed, the Wall, Ignition and Spin.  He also have Look & Rossi bindings (the bindings used by 95%+ of the local mogul teams) at a great price.

post #36 of 38

I think the OP was less focused on bumps than the rest of this thread is ... just my read. I think he wants a frontside ski that isn't bad in bumps. I'm not so sure he shouldn't be looking sub-80.

post #37 of 38

What about the Stockli XXL? You can pick up a pair for about $500. Not cheap but its a good bump ski and on piste plus decent crud buster as well.

 

It not really for me because of my size (260 lbs) the iso core feels too soft but if your lighter it may not be bad.

 

I just picked up a pair of the 2007 Stockli snake pop twin tip for soft snow and bumps but I won't be using it on groomers except maybe back to the lifts. It was $320 so Its not too big a risk. Plus, you said you want on piste performer as well.

 

I'm a bit of a stockli fanboy (both because I love their skis and at my size they have a good selection) so I can't really comment on some of the other skis. But, perhaps you could post you size.

 

Johnny

post #38 of 38

I've skied both the Extreme and the Watea 84.  I much enjoy skiing the bumps.  While I didn't really enjoy the Extremes that much, I am now the owner of a pair of Watea 84's.  I think they're a great all-arounder and a great mogul performer.  I haven't really had much chance to try them in the deep pow, but they fared well in the limited powder and trees I tried them in.

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