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help finding the right skis

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Thread Starter 

Hey,

      I am looking into getting a new pair of skis this year to bring my quiver of 1 to a quiver of 2. I currently have the line blends with marker jesters and love them for bigger powder days, and for pretty wide open stuff. They are not, however, working too well for me in the trees (most likely because i went a little big 183, but still not a very snappy ski). What i am looking for in my new set of skis is something that will be good in the trees and moguls. I would rate my overall skiing as advanced, but not expert. I am very comfortable in the open powder, but once i get into trees, my confidence goes down, so i would like something that is responsive but that will give me control at the same time. With this new set of skis, i plan on using them primarily in the trees and moguls with a few groomers thrown in there. I dont plan on ever bringing them into the park. I am 5'10" and weigh 175 lbs. If anyone could make any recommendations for a good ski for what i am looking for i would really appreciate it.

 

 

Thanks a lot,

Brian

post #2 of 8

Where do you ski (east coast/west coast)?

 

Maybe K2 Extreme?

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

i ski in colorado and generally get about 35-45 days in a year

post #4 of 8

I'd look at the Extremes, then, unless you want something skinnier. They are 85mm but I think they'd do what you want. Not sure if they changed them for 2010, but I think the 2009 model would be good.

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Keith, thanks for your input, i will definitly look into the extremes.

 

i have also been looking at the following skis/ have been recommended them by a few people, anyone know if they would work for what i am looking for?

 

rossi s3

salomon 2012

k2 rictor

 

 

as usual though, i am not set on anything yet, just wanna find the right planks for what i am skiing in.

post #6 of 8

Check out the Moment Tahoes- decent handling in terrain that you describe- actually they rock in powder to.  They could easily replace your Blends.  If you want the more lively ones, see if you can find some 09s, as the 10 model has less camber for some reason.

post #7 of 8

+! on Moments

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Keith, thanks for your input, i will definitly look into the extremes.

 

i have also been looking at the following skis/ have been recommended them by a few people, anyone know if they would work for what i am looking for?

 

rossi s3

salomon 2012

k2 rictor

 

 

as usual though, i am not set on anything yet, just wanna find the right planks for what i am skiing in.


From your list of three, the S3 is an absolute hoot in widely varied conditions. Two other skis that are similar and just as good are the Blizzard "One" and the Dynastar Slicer. All three are very mildly rockered and have a wide spread of capabilities. Among conventionally cambered skis, the Line Prophet 90 is a standout and is well beyond the K2 Extreme in most conditions. Any of these four would likely push your Blends to the back of the closet.

 

Can't speak to the Sollie 2012 but I can speak to the Rictor and for your use, I'd give it a pass.

 

SJ

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