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post #61 of 81

My son started at Sugar Bowl Ski Academy in their freeride program with a pair of 9-22s, Beta rides, maybe 7 years ago. The ski was falling out of favor around here after a good run of several years. his friends called them butt cracks and he was soon in the market for new boards. the other nickname they earned was air cores. good luck with those, just don't stand in line where the teen agers are hangin' wink.gif

post #62 of 81
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My son started at Sugar Bowl Ski Academy in their freeride program with a pair of 9-22s, Beta rides, maybe 7 years ago. The ski was falling out of favor around here after a good run of several years. his friends called them butt cracks and he was soon in the market for new boards. the other nickname they earned was air cores. good luck with those, just don't stand in line where the teen agers are hangin' wink.gif



So you say my new skis are called "butt cracks" ?   Well at least I'll get a good ride of several years!   I'm always 7 yrs. behind! 

Air cores?  I don't get that one.  These have titanium.  They are some type of "Beta" design.  It's printed on the tails.  I'm a light weight, so I hope I can get them to turn!   As for teenagers, they can't even touch how frickn' cool I am! :-)

Anyway, thanks for telling me I have outdated junk skis!  I just worked my "A" off on them for weeks!

I wonder If I could ski some bumps with them, without poles?

post #63 of 81
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Originally Posted by davluri View Post

My son started at Sugar Bowl Ski Academy in their freeride program with a pair of 9-22s, Beta rides, maybe 7 years ago. The ski was falling out of favor around here after a good run of several years. his friends called them butt cracks and he was soon in the market for new boards. the other nickname they earned was air cores. good luck with those, just don't stand in line where the teen agers are hangin' wink.gif



So you say my new skis are called "butt cracks" ?   Well at least I'll get a good ride of several years!   I'm always 7 yrs. behind! 

Air cores?  I don't get that one.  These have titanium.  They are some type of "Beta" design.  It's printed on the tails.  I'm a light weight, so I hope I can get them to turn!   As for teenagers, they can't even touch how frickn' cool I am! :-)

Anyway, thanks for telling me I have outdated junk skis!  I just worked my "A" off on them for weeks!

I wonder If I could ski some bumps with them, without poles?



It was just a joke about designs. this one is historic because lots of people skied them eight years ago. where the flat binding mount area of the cap meets the beta shaped cross section of the front of the ski, there is an interface that does, at least from some perspective (high school kids, for exampe), resemble an anatomical form. I meant no malice.It's a smile at a historic design, at your expense indirectly, I guess, so apologize. hope they work out for you, it's the skier not the ski.

post #64 of 81

Davluri, no problem.  I think you are funny!  I'm going to call them that now.  "Hey, I think it's time to break out the butt cracks"  I'll tell my friends.

And yes, one can ski any ski, and ski it well.  I think seven years old is still pretty good stuff.

I know I'm not going for those 100 plus under foot skis, or rockers, or reverse side-cut etc.

I'm way too light to need such gimmicks!

Oh by the way, will I be better in pow to set the binding to the "speed" position (to the rear of ski)?   

post #65 of 81

If the binding plate has several positions, you can try the rearmost (pun intended) position in powder, assuming the whole set up was properly mounted. enjoy.

post #66 of 81

My excitement is a bit more modest these days.  So im actually looking forward to a demo of the  Rossi SC86, and kendos. 

 

AS for wider skis,  the preior posts are right. Real skiers is not, IMHO the place to get hyperdetailed advice and opinon. 

 

So on that note id like to try the the on3p viicks, but im really stoked about the 94-100 range

 

blizzard atlas

new snoops

enforcer

Stormrider VXL

 

post #67 of 81
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Originally Posted by davluri View Post

If the binding plate has several positions, you can try the rearmost (pun intended) position in powder, assuming the whole set up was properly mounted. enjoy.



Yes it is set up right.  The plate built on the ski is the only way to mount the Neox.  Thanks for your opinion. 

post #68 of 81
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I demoed the Ullrs' Chariot and another Ski Logic ski yesterday at Loveland.  I didn't like them too much.  They were OK, but felt pretty dead and uninteresting once I wasn't looking at their amazing top-sheets.  Of course the conditions were hardpack and not ideal for this ski, but the other fat skis I tried the same day skied better.

 

Skis Demoed:

Kastle MX 88

Kastle MX 78

Ski Logic Ullers Chariot

Ski Logic

Armada JJ

Armada 

Rossi S7

 

Funnest Ski....  Armada JJ

 

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Skilogik's  Ullr's Chariot....

Keelty went nuts over this one..

 

Anyone on these yet?


THANK YOU, finally a voice of reason. Quite frankly, I trust TPJ's opinion on the Ski Logik more than PK's. 

Also think that dawgcatching, Sierra Jim, Philpug, Noodler, TPJ, and some other bears here are the best ski reviewers in the business...

for fat skis TGR maggots do a good job.

who needs the ski mags?
 

post #69 of 81

Ditto on wanting to at least try Stockli's Rotor 106....but think a little bit of rocker wouldn't hurt...y/n?
 

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A.  Any of the below:

 

1) Ski Logik...the Ullr's Charriott or one of the Avy Runners. The coolest looking skis on the planet.  www.skilogik.com
2) Those weird Anton skis I'd love to carve with for a day.  www.antonskis.com

3) The new HEAD  GS ski.  Speed doesn't always kill, but lack of speed does.

4) Rossi S7 (got to demo some in pow this year).

5) Stockli Rotor 106.  Outstanding w/o an early rise.

 

Snow Gods (like Ullr), kindly send me one of the above skis and I promise to thnik of you daily.

post #70 of 81

1) Kastle FX94's. Looks like the perfect sidebounds/hiking resort ski.

2) DPS 112RP. Drool material for casual AT touring

3) PM Gear 179 stiff. Could be the definitive travel ski for lighter guys. (If I weighed 20 more lbs, would be on Do Work's boat.)

 

More generally, think 80% of the innovation is coming out of smaller or indie makers now. Wagner's starting to use a rubberized carbon material, PM will pick it up I bet, DPS is doing vertical metal and rocker that bites on hardpack, Kastle has figured out how to make strong damp skis that turn on a wish, Armada's JJ is most interesting IMO not for its 5 point design but its "elf shoe" tail, Folsom and Wagner are making skis tailored to your own body, style, and precise likes. Could be more. You get the idea...

 

 

post #71 of 81

Since I haven't skied in 8+ years and this is my first season back, my choice is a bit more pedestrian.

 

Nordica HR Helldiver CA 186

 

Picked up a set from Jim at Starthaus, and have skied them twice. Considering that I stopped skiing right around the time parabolics first hit the market, this is my first exposure to a wider ski. Impressions: Nice, stiff, easy to turn ski, perfect for a skier of my height and weight (6'4", 240#). A good ski for working on/building technique and a real confidence builder.

 

What I'm most interested in, otherwise:

 

Stockli  XXL

Salomon Sentinel

 

I'll be wanting a groomer ski for Tahoe at some point--thus the XXL-- and the Sentinel seems to be a good powder ski for a big guy.

 

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Also think that dawgcatching, Sierra Jim, Philpug, Noodler, TPJ, and some other bears here are the best ski reviewers in the business...

for fat skis TGR maggots do a good job.

who needs the ski mags?
 



They have magazines about skiing? roflmao.gif

post #72 of 81
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1) Kastle FX94's. Looks like the perfect sidebounds/hiking resort ski.

2) DPS 112RP. Drool material for casual AT touring

3) PM Gear 179 stiff. Could be the definitive travel ski for lighter guys. (If I weighed 20 more lbs, would be on Do Work's boat.)

 

 

 


1) jealous

2) jealous

3) jealous - but would be more jealous of a Lhasa Pow

post #73 of 81
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Originally Posted by beyond View Post

1) Kastle FX94's. Looks like the perfect sidebounds/hiking resort ski.

2) DPS 112RP. Drool material for casual AT touring

3) PM Gear 179 stiff. Could be the definitive travel ski for lighter guys. (If I weighed 20 more lbs, would be on Do Work's boat.)

 

 

 


1) jealous

2) jealous

3) jealous - but would be more jealous of a Lhasa Pow


No need to be jealous. OP asked about stoke/interest, not ownership. Of these, only first will be in quiver this season. 

post #74 of 81

I skied it last season in less than ideal conditions for a fat ski.  The tip is soft enough that once you've got speed it should ride up just fine in the soft stuff, but I also wish Stockli would get with the ski designs of the 21st century.

 

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Ditto on wanting to at least try Stockli's Rotor 106....but think a little bit of rocker wouldn't hurt...y/n?

 

post #75 of 81

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Originally Posted by Noodler View Post

I skied it last season in less than ideal conditions for a fat ski.  The tip is soft enough that once you've got speed it should ride up just fine in the soft stuff, but I also wish Stockli would get with the ski designs of the 21st century.

 

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Originally Posted by HaveSkisWillClimb View Post

Ditto on wanting to at least try Stockli's Rotor 106....but think a little bit of rocker wouldn't hurt...y/n?

 



Ditto that.  Stockli is already doing OK on the WC this year, we all know they built a great ski,  but they seem oblivious to new ski design.

post #76 of 81

I'm most excited about the skis I now own, Icelantic Shamans, more fun than any other ski I've owned.

post #77 of 81
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Originally Posted by beyond View Post

1) Kastle FX94's. Looks like the perfect sidebounds/hiking resort ski.

2) DPS 112RP. Drool material for casual AT touring

3) PM Gear 179 stiff. Could be the definitive travel ski for lighter guys. (If I weighed 20 more lbs, would be on Do Work's boat.)

 

More generally, think 80% of the innovation is coming out of smaller or indie makers now. Wagner's starting to use a rubberized carbon material, PM will pick it up I bet, DPS is doing vertical metal and rocker that bites on hardpack, Kastle has figured out how to make strong damp skis that turn on a wish, Armada's JJ is most interesting IMO not for its 5 point design but its "elf shoe" tail, Folsom and Wagner are making skis tailored to your own body, style, and precise likes. Could be more. You get the idea...

 

 

1) They have been asking about you.

 

 

As for me....two skis...

 

1) New MX88's I loaned mine to Finndog and instead of returning them, he sent me a check to replace them. I am still waiting for my 2011's to arrive. 

 

2) Sultan 94. Sj kinda got me intrigued by them so I picked up a pair as "tweener" skis. Rarely so I pick a ski to go with a binding but this was one of those times. I had a pair of Rossi FKS155's with 95mm brakes that go oh so well on these. 

 

3) Something Big. This is still TBA. 

 

post #78 of 81
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Originally Posted by Dexter View Post

 ..............

I'll be wanting a groomer ski for Tahoe at some point--thus the XXL-- and the Sentinel seems to be a good powder ski for a big guy.

 ...............


roflmao.gif



I'm bringing my Stormrider XXL over this yer as my groomer ski.  Spent a lot of time on it this past Oz winter as my everyday in-bounds ski and really got to appreciate it.

 

Skis I'm stoked about this year?  My Stockli Laser SX, just awsome hard snow performance.  Makes you look for objects to use as imaginary gates.

post #79 of 81

Without question, Hexcel Ultrasport 210's.

 

hexcel ultrasport.jpg

 

Fast, forgiving, great flex and outstanding powder ski.

 

Also, $5 / pr at your local thrift shop.

 

Closed stance, feet together. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by stymie View Post

Got both of these two weeks ago... they are now mounted and ready to go.  Very, very stoked to get out there!

 

Lhasa Pows (186) and the new 179s...

 

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Sweet skiis!!!

I am expecting my 196 Lhasa Pows from Brown Santa tomorrow (UPS).

My quiver this year is:

196 Lhasa Pows

190 Praxis Back Country's

183 Bros

184 Mythic Riders

178 Nitrous

Should be a fun winter if I can live up to my gears expectationswink.gif

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Originally Posted by stymie View Post

Got both of these two weeks ago... they are now mounted and ready to go.  Very, very stoked to get out there!

 

Lhasa Pows (186) and the new 179s...

 

img6910g.jpg


Sweet skiis!!!

I am expecting my 196 Lhasa Pows from Brown Santa tomorrow (UPS).

My quiver this year is:

196 Lhasa Pows

190 Praxis Back Country's

183 Bros

184 Mythic Riders

178 Nitrous

Should be a fun winter if I can live up to my gears expectationswink.gif

 

Sometimes I feel a little guilty skiing such nice high-end skis with my mediocre technique and sporadic visits to places with deep snow- like perhaps the skis are disappointed in me.  Then... I get over it.

 

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