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Quiver thinning & shuffling

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

Currently I ski:

191 ON3P Wrenegades

170 Fischer Progressor 8

177 Volkl Mantra

177 Volkl Wall.

 

Very aggressive skier, 22 6' 170lbs.

 

I'm going to be traveling for pretty much the next 2 years straight (skiing). Traveling with 4+ pairs of skis just isn't an option. Right now I ski the Wren most of the time, the only time I use the mantras is for super bulletproof days, groomers, ect. Use the progressors for training, bumps, teaching ect.

 

Anything slightly soft, whether its pow, slush, corn, the wrens kick ass. Since the others only come out on hard days, it might make sense to sell the mantras, since the progressor is better than them on hard snow and they overlap in that sense (not to mention they are too short). However them I don't have an inbetween ski, but i guess thats ok. The walls are gonna go too, i don't ski park any more.

 

I might pick up a pow/touring ski over there too but we will see.

 

What would you do in my position?

 

post #2 of 8

 

Right now I ski the Wren most of the time

 

Anything slightly soft, whether its pow, slush, corn, the wrens kick ass.

 

the progressor is better than them on hard snow


You have answered your question.

 

If the progressors have a plate, you can remove the binders for travel and fit a third pair into a double bag.

post #3 of 8

Pretty good plan. I might add one wrinkle.........

 

Your Wrenegades are obviously your anchor at one end and the Progressors the anchor at the other. The two middle skis are fairly worthless to you so they go away...great so far.

 

Twere me, I'd consider dumping the Progressors too and replacing them with something similar but wider such as a Fischer Motive 84, or Sollie Enduro. If I were to go back to teaching (not gonna but.......) I'd choose something like that as a daily work ski. IMO, the only reason that I'd want a Progressor (etc.) would be for a L-3 exam where you would be asked to perform precise technical tasks by examiners on SL skis.

 

SJ

post #4 of 8

^^^^Mostly what he said, but would want to know where you ski. At some places, I'd still want a real carver like the Progressor, and I'd keep the Mantras for days with stiff crud, ice, etc. that would overmatch the Fischers but require too much edge for the Wrens. OTOH, in other places, I'd go along with SJ's plan, although maybe a touch narrower and shorter radius (Head Titans, Blizzard 8.1's, Kastle MX 78's come to mind) for more optimal bump/tight place/ice performance. 

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Gonna be skiing in Tahoe this year, mostly @ Schralpine. SJ, what are the motive and Enduro going to be better than the progressor at? I'll be training towards my level 3 this year, and thought they would be pretty good for bumps and hard snow that i may have to deal with in an exam situation.  I haven't actually skied my progressors since i got them at the end of last season. Skied a bit on my bosses and they seemed to work, but if those others will be better...

 

Thanks for the info, pretty much confirmed what I have been thinking about the Mantra


T

 

 

 

 

post #6 of 8

Exam training is the monkeywrench here. The requires precision at fairly slow speeds and the Progressor would be danged good at that. It is also the best hard snow ski you have but the snow generally ain't that hard out here. What the Enduro/Motive would do for you is handle transitional snow, trail edges, Scott Chute etc.....better than the Progressors but they won't be quite as good at the technical end. I think you can pass your level III on a Motive 170. I know that seems short for an AM ski and normally it would be, but the Motive is as much ski as a Progressor 8 but more versatile and I think it will be carvey enough for L III tasks.

 

If you are going to try the exam, I think you'd be OK on the Motive (I'll take the Sollie off the list) I talk to L III examiners/Demo team guys on a regular basis and they don't generally ask you to perform a task that is specific to a particular ski type. Tech team?.......uhhhh.....different story, but one step at a time.

 

SJ

post #7 of 8
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Good points. Last question, which will be better in bumps out of the P8, and Motive?

 

My experience of Tahoe is the only time you really need a narrow ski is for when it hasn't snowed in a while and there are lots of bumps hence having a fat hard charging ski and a skinny technical ski would be a good combo.

post #8 of 8

From the quickness standpoint, the P-8 would get the nod. OTH....the Motive is a little softer torsionally so it is a little easier to break loose the tails. Still, purely from a technical standpoint.....the P-8 would be better although not necssarily easier in da bumpazz.

 

SJ

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