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one ski quiver for doing it all: marketing hype or not ie icelantic nomad and others

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

i have :

head monster im.77

watea 84

rossi b94

...all in 163-168 lengths...n i'm 48, stand 5'6", and am rated as a good novice-intermediate level... ski west coast mainly: cypress (north vancouver), whistler, interior, mt baker...hope to get out 35x again this year (as i did last yr after 20 yr hiatus) to ramp up my skill level again another notch....took tons of lessons.

 

wondering about whether to have replaced my head im monster 77s with a similar waisted ski (they're a bit too stiff with 2 sheets of metal) or to check out this ''one quiver'' icelantic nomad (105mm underfoot) as it looks interesting...but is the technology nowadays such there can be truly an effective ''one quiver'' ski...or not quite?

They promote it as a 'do all ski' for everything: crud, groomers and even good dumps of powder.

http://icelanticboards.com/skis/nomad/

 

a one quiver ski would be ideal, considering if you hit any resort when you're at the top of the mtn its often deep and fresh ..yet as you progress further down it gets more cut up and merge  into groomed tracks.

 

thoughts/suggestions, please?


Edited by canali - 9/26/10 at 11:16am
post #2 of 6

u have quite a good quiver already, and if i am not mistaken the nomad is wider than all 3 of your skis. So if you are looking for more of a powder specific ski get it otherwise if you are looking for more of a groomer ski look at something else.

post #3 of 6

The more things you ask a ski to do, the less things it does well. IF and IF you NEED to go to one ski, you are not that big of a guy and IF you MUST have an Icelantic..You might want to look to the Pilgram at 90 underfoot. 

post #4 of 6

If you are looking for a "one ski quiver" then something in the 105 waist is not going to be the tool for the job.

 

Back around the 94/95mm waist with a big shovel tip is what you want. Something with a good amount of sidecut and torsional stiffness but not overly stiff along the length.

 

The Movement Source is a great west coast single ski quiver. 135-94-121 with an early rise tip. 19m radius.

post #5 of 6

Just to clarify, measuring the width of the Nomad from the base-side they are 146-111-136.

post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 

thanks i'll stick with what i have and get away from '1 ski quiver' illusion (thanks y'all):

watea 84

rossi b3 in 94

 

someone is offering me a mythic rider

...also need a good carver to replace stiff head monster im77:

perhaps a blizzard gforce sonic or atomic smoke or a nordica jetfuel, tempest or hotrod series ski

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