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Originally Posted by jhuttster View Post

We're a Nordica family...what can I say, we just like em

 

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Same here :P

 

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I still find it odd that I have 6 pairs of Nordicas and 4 of them are longer than 200cm, and 3 are DH sets... I seriously need some tech skis.

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I went from Atomic 10:EXs, Fritchi Plus bindings and Lowa boots to the Goodes with Dynafit binds and boots and dropped exactly 10 pounds off my feet.  Cannot begin to describe the difference.  If I had my dream setup it would have been some 105 DPS Wailers in a 187 length, but the Goodes were a screaming deal I could not pass up. 



I have some 185 Wailer 95s with STs.  They are amazing as well.  I packed in with them several times last summer- I don't think I will ever use another ski for summer mountaineering- at least until those are toast.  Light is right.

post #123 of 143

I am an Eastern (Sugarbush) skier with at least one Western or European trip per season.

 

168 Volkl All Stars: My long time front side hard conditions daily ride

 

178 Volkl Gotama (2009-10):  Powder and "put on the airplane" ski

 

I left a space in the middle of the two Volkl's because I am looking for a new TBD everyday all mountain ski for mixed conditions on the front side and the trees at SB. In the hunt are Blizzard 8.1, Kastle MX78, LX82, FX84 & Salomon Tornado TI.  I am leaning toward the MX78, although I might consider the LX82 or FX84 since at age 62, I no longer go supersonic, and spend more times in the trees.  Just need something to get me from the hard pack to the mixed stuff.

 

Stan

post #124 of 143
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Originally Posted by jhuttster View Post

We're a Nordica family...what can I say, we just like em

 

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Same here :P


Seeing that many pairs of Markers in quick succession makes my head hurt.

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Originally Posted by hiplainsdrifter View Post



I have some 185 Wailer 95s with STs.  They are amazing as well.  I packed in with them several times last summer- I don't think I will ever use another ski for summer mountaineering- at least until those are toast.  Light is right.

 

Light definitely is right, but I am still trying to get my Dynafit ZZero boots and Goode skis to work the way I want.  Part of the problem is that the skis just have a weird feel in many snow conditions, and are a little too stiff.  Goode makes BC versions of their skis that are softer flexing, which would probably be better. How do the Wailers ski?

 

I also am still trying to get my boots to work better.  They are super light and comfortable, but do not drive the skis quite right.  I feel I have to throw myself on them to get a reaction from the skis in anything but powder.  It seems like the upper locked position is too upright, and forward locked position too forward.  I guess I need to experiment with booster straps.

 

I did a 3,000 ft. climb in the boots with my skis on my back last spring and, like you, I will never go back to heavy equipment again. It may be all about the down, but you spend 85% of your time going up, and for a big guy like me, light gear makes it seem like a different sport. My gear upgrade has added about 1,000 vert to my kick step comfort zone, and probably more than twice that for skinning.  I always smile to myself every time I hear someone say that Dukes and 115 waisted alpine skis work great for AT.  Ah, the folly of youth.
 

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Marker gets a bad rap...I've ski raced for 38 years most all of them in Marker and I have no zippers in my knees or broken bones to boast about. Never pre-released in my life on a Marker...did once in a Tyrolia 390RD going about 65mph on some downhills as I crested a knoll-there's no feeling in the world like being 10 feet off the ground at that speed...on 1 ski. I probably should've broken something then. Anyway, I'll never ski on anything else

post #127 of 143
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Marker gets a bad rap...I've ski raced for 38 years most all of them in Marker and I have no zippers in my knees or broken bones to boast about. Never pre-released in my life on a Marker...did once in a Tyrolia 390RD going about 65mph on some downhills as I crested a knoll-there's no feeling in the world like being 10 feet off the ground at that speed...on 1 ski. I probably should've broken something then. Anyway, I'll never ski on anything else



I've only pre-released a couple of times on Markers, and nothing major. One time though, I got lucky. Had a SG ski pop off after landing a knoll at 60mph. The other one stayed on. I luckily landed on my side that still had the ski on and I slid to a stop. Other than that, no issues. I've had issues with Rossi and Atomic bindings several times before on various SG ski setups, and won't be leaving Marker any time soon.

post #128 of 143

my quiver is growing but my ski rack is still the same size. 

 

2006 155cm Salomon Equipe V3 LAB SL - short snappy turns on midwest ice

2006 157cm Head XRC1200 - short-medium turns on midwest ice

2009 170cm Fischer WC RC - GS turns on midwest ice

2008 176cm Dynastar Troublemakers - screwing around, jumps, bumps, park, rocks, etc.

2010 178cm Dynastar Sultan 85 - one ski quiver for out west (hopefully...just got them this year)

 

 

post #129 of 143

183 Bros with dukes

186 Bibby pros with 916's

185 Praxis pows with mojo 15s

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Powder: 186 4FRNT Renegade (New - replaces 188 Rossignol S7)

 

Everyday: 187 Kastle MX 108 (New - replaces 188 Rossignol RC 112)

 

Bony: 186 Head Monster 88

 

GS: 185 Volkl Racetiger GS

 

SL: 165 Volkl Racetiger SL

 

 

 

Depending how good a carver the MX 108s turn out to be, I may ditch the Monster 88s in favour of something a bit more jibby and playful for crappy days and dust on crust with a focus on low visibility, something like a 186 S3 maybe.



So in the end it looks like this:

 

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I ditched the Monster 88s for S3s. I still have the race skis mentioned above (not pictured). It's working out pretty well so far, though I sometimes wish my MX 108s had the tip rocker.

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Mine; 187 Head Mojo 94 and 185 Armada JJ

 

My Mothers; 175 Armada JJ and 164 Salomon Scarlet

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Here ya go:

 

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Binders in the photo aren't the 65 DIN MRR's tho. These were just some Salomon "women's" binding I put on there for testing. And the Markers are not legal. I retrofitted Avalanche titanium mountainbike rear shock springs.

 

Seriously, I'm thinking of ditching the whole quiver and keeping just the Jerantulas. After you ski Jerantulas everything else seems pretty lame.



That must be the girls model.

post #134 of 143

East coast ex-racer, occasionally ventures out West...

 

'10 Nordica Enforcer 177cm - my daily driver, for me a nice blend of the ability to rail groomers and still have some solid crud-busting/deeper snow performance

 

'08 Rossi WC SL 165cm - great on icy days, crowded weekends, skiing with friends of varying ability levels

 

'08 Rossi WC GS 181cm - when the slopes are empty and I want to destroy groomers

 

 

Rossi Axial2 WC 150s on the race skis and Look PX15s on the Nordicas.  They're the same binding as far as I'm aware.  Had really good luck with the Rossi bindings in my race career, can't say the same about Atomics...

 

Rossi R2004 plugs on the feet...love 'em but they're dying.

post #135 of 143

Volkl Racetiger SL 165

Volkl Racetiger GS 183

Atomic Access 181

Salomon Falcon Race

Salomon Quest 12

post #136 of 143

The missing link has finally arrived.

 

Mounted DPS Wailer 112RP


 

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Basically, the same as the end of the 2009-10 season, plus a pair of 190 DPS Wailer 112RP Hybrids.

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The Dad's end-of-2010 quiver

 

176 Fischer AMC 79 / Fischer 12-DIN Railflex demo:  Primary purpose is early season muscle-memory activation, but later in the season, for mellow days (especially when I'm skiing a couple weeks straight or with the less-skilled).  Also (thanks to Railflex demos) my loaner skis.

186 Fischer Big Stix 84 / Tyrolia d10 FF17+:  Used to be my go-to unknown condition skis, until the Rubies came into my life.  This year, I don't think I took the storage wax off them until February or March, and that was just because I didn't have time to wax others.  Now they're my rock midfats.

188 PM Gear Bro Model (midstiff) / Marker Duke:  Touring, all-around for days when I didn't feel like something as wide as the Rubies, lending to friends who don't have powder skis but have big feet (320mm+ BSL).

190 Moment Ruby / Tyrolia d10 FF17+:  New for 2009-10, and that season's default skis, particularly when it had snowed in the last couple of days.  But I really never found a condition I didn't like them in.  Ridiculously good edge hold, especially when you take girth into account.  A little slow to turn in trees.  Basically a longer and fatter version of the Big Stix.

194 Stöckli Stormrider XL / Salomon 912ti PowerAxe:  Ice skates and groomer zoomers.  But we had a surprising number of days that called for them in 2009-10.

195 PM Gear SuperBro / Rossignol Axial 140ti Lifter:  Slaughtering livestock and self-humiliation.  Got them at the end of the season, which was good, because I needed several months to get ready for them.

195 Praxis Powder / Tyrolia Mojo 15:  For the good stuff.

Not yet pictured:  190 DPS Wailer 112RP / Tyrolia SP130 Aero Demos:  Hoping they'll react like the Praxis in the deep and the Rubies on the packed.  If they do, I might have to pare down the above.

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You're a bad man.

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My Wailer 112RPs are mounted up and ready to go too.  Just waiting on some worthy snow fall. snowfalling.gif

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a good friend of mine was riding those one of  our last storms. they looked perfect for it. this system hitting Seattle ought to go your way. 

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L to R:

Kastle MX78 176cm

Kastle MX98 178cm

Kastle MX108 187cm

Dynastar Huge Rocker 185cm

 

Not pictured:

Elan Apex 177cm (AT setup)

Kastle RX12 176cm (on order)

Praxis Powder (out on loan)

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Originally Posted by dawgcatching View Post

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L to R:

Kastle MX78 176cm

Kastle MX98 178cm

Kastle MX108 187cm

Dynastar Huge Rocker 185cm

 

Not pictured:

Elan Apex 177cm (AT setup)

Kastle RX12 176cm (on order)

Praxis Powder (out on loan)


Not bad.

 

Interesting you went with the CTi on your own skis, will these be used as demos's too? 

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I've made some changes to my quiver.  I sold my Hellbents and now currently have 2010 Dynastar Sultan 85 (178) mounted with PX12's, 2011 Icelantic Keepers (189) mounted with PX14's, and my newest addition, a pair of 2011 Icelantic Pilgrims (179) mounted with Marker Griffons.  I will have to try and shoot a picture of them sometime this weekend.

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L to R:

Kastle MX78 176cm

Kastle MX98 178cm

Kastle MX108 187cm

Dynastar Huge Rocker 185cm

 

Not pictured:

Elan Apex 177cm (AT setup)

Kastle RX12 176cm (on order)

Praxis Powder (out on loan)


Not bad.

 

Interesting you went with the CTi on your own skis, will these be used as demos's too? 


Only for people who tip me in beer!  I do like the CTi system, it has the same stand height as the regular Griffon, and I can play around with the mounting point. Although, on Kastle, it seems to be quite dialed from the start.  Definitely handy on the Huge, though.

 

Just got the 108's, still waiting on a storm, or at least a non-rainy day to get them on snow. 

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