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post #61 of 66

Look at Fischer Watea 78.

post #62 of 66

I'll second the Fischer Watea 78.

post #63 of 66

I saw it mentioned earlier, but have you thought about the Nordica Fire Arrows (new model this year)? 74 or 80?

post #64 of 66
Thread Starter 

I have a feeling the fischer watea 78 is not going to be stiff enough for me. I like to really push the action on the groomers, It may be a little to geared towards the bumps for me.

post #65 of 66

Nah Nah - Go the Watea 84's. Torsionally stiffer than the 78's. A dash more float and they are nimble in allsorts.

Great edge hold. But, yes, there's a heap of tail pop .....

In Aust we often have icy hard packed conditions - try them out - they MAY be just right for you....

DEMO!!!

post #66 of 66

 I would demo blizzard magnum 7.6's and the Nordica Ignitor, or Nitros ski's,  I think the length may play a bigger role here as well, so it will be key to use your style of sking and speed, etc, on the conditions you noted, with a couple different lengths and on the resorts you would use them at most.  I went with the magnum's and 177cm for my weight, and given the short vert hills I ski I think a shorter ski might be the way to go to mix it up a bit with some carving.  Personally I think these 76mm waisted ski's would actually be good out west on minor powder days (less than 3 feet lol), these things are very versatile, but the arc's are a bit long for the smaller resorts where you are stretching the envelope to keep it interesting.   A skiier whom is just starting out, wouldn't not touch some of the skii's you might be able to tap into.  One of my buddies ski's on much narrower wasted Atomic Beta rids (2002) and he carves and blasts like no other ( a bit longer than he likes, and he doesn't take them threw moguls).  My other buddy runs on 160cm fisher race ski's, and competes in the GS morning competitions, and ski's groomed runs all day on them.  all on the same hill, all on different skill levels, the guy is like 6'2 on a 160 cm ski lol.  But his skill level and skiing speed are in another league.

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