EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › Ski Gear Discussion › Equipment cheapskate needs back of mtn skis
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Equipment cheapskate needs back of mtn skis

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

Today I bought my daughter a pair of skis for the trip to Snowbird I'll be taking to claim my EpicSki Snowbird Wiki prize.  Now I have the fever for myself and need the cure.  I'm skiing Rossi XX Bandits I bought demo a bunch of years ago and it's about time to move forward.  I try to spend my ski budget on trips, but it's time.  I don't want to, or need to spend $800! Won't happen. 

 

Frankly, I've always been a believer that you ski with your legs, not your skis! I'm a back of the mountain skier, skiing the steeps and narrow, powder when available, and I'm always in the moguls, cruising only in transit.  A pair of demo or used skis not showing too much use would be fine.  Of course, new would be better if I could find them.  I'm 5'11" 210lbs.  If the skis are lighter than ave that would be good for traveling.  Last years model would be perfect or even 09 would look new on me.  Any dealer can feel free to pm me.  Also, I have a certain look that I want my skis to have.  Even though I may not seem to be too particular about what's on my feet, if I don't like the pattern I'll keep looking.

post #2 of 9

I know where you could find a whole bunch of skis that would blow those XX's off the snow for (at the very most) 1/2 of the $800 figure you talked about. But your initial post was kinda confusing. Are you going to use these skis for Mineral Basin exclusively (back of mtn)? How can you always be in the moguls when it dumped 2 feet last night? Have you ever tried skiing on your legs? I have - I "skied" down half of B.B. Steep in icy slide-for-life conditions on the outside of my right leg once. It sucked. And you'd seriously take a mediocre ski with a cool looking topsheet over a great ski with an ugly topsheet?

 

The good deals are here: http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=9 , but don't say I didn't warn you.

post #3 of 9

This place near the SLC airport looks like it would be a fun place to wander through...

 

http://www.skitruck.com/about_us.php

post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
Originally Posted by Jer View Post
Are you going to use these skis for Mineral Basin exclusively (back of mtn)? How can you always be in the moguls when it dumped 2 feet last night? Have you ever tried skiing on your legs?

 

The good deals are here: http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=9 , but don't say I didn't warn you.

Thank Jer.  I used that term because that seems like the modern term in  use for piste vs off-piste skis, front of the mtn vs back of the mtn. 

I said that if there is no powder, (75% of the time or more), I am in the moguls, so I need a ski that is versatile for both, because I only ski on trips and bring only one ski, for any condition.  My skis seem to work just fine, but it is time to move forward.

 

>skiing on your legs?

I mean that the skiers who skied awesome at the time when the XX's were in style are still skiing awesome.  I guess I am ski equipment "dumb", but I am skeptical that a ski makes one ski all the much better.  I'm no super expert, I only ski at most 10 days per year, because I don't ski local here in Pa, but I make my way all around the hills, always looking for gnarly, but safe w/in my limits, terrain.  Also, I like to get my skiing in before March 1st, so I Never have to worry about ice! 

 

My XX's are 177, would I likely find it much harder to ski moguls on a 188.  In general what are the advantages to be had with a longer ski?  Would I actually feel safer with a better grip on steep pitches, except considering where it is very narrow, I assume jump turns would be harder to initiate? Maybe cruising is better with a longer ski, but who cares what ski you have while cruising on flat terrain, does it really matter?

 

Thanks for those links, between those two I should find something.

post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 

Wouldn't these Scrambler 8's fit the bill for $450?

http://www.skitruck.com/item_detail.php?subcat=89&pg=1&product=928

post #6 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by SnowbirdDevotee View Post

Wouldn't these Scrambler 8's fit the bill for $450?

http://www.skitruck.com/item_detail.php?subcat=89&pg=1&product=928



I'd go for their Mythic Riders in 178 for $388.

post #7 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jer View Post

I know where you could find a whole bunch of skis that would blow those XX's off the snow for (at the very most) 1/2 of the $800 figure you talked about. But your initial post was kinda confusing. Are you going to use these skis for Mineral Basin exclusively (back of mtn)? How can you always be in the moguls when it dumped 2 feet last night? Have you ever tried skiing on your legs? I have - I "skied" down half of B.B. Steep in icy slide-for-life conditions on the outside of my right leg once. It sucked. And you'd seriously take a mediocre ski with a cool looking topsheet over a great ski with an ugly topsheet?

 

The good deals are here: http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=9 , but don't say I didn't warn you.


I second this.  TGR gear swap is the shiz.  I also second the, Cool looking top sheets?  WTF?  

post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roadrash View Post
I'd go for their Mythic Riders in 178 for $388.

Thanks for pointing in the right direction, those sticks should do just fine for me!  

post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the couple people that tried to help me out.  It's all over!

I ended up buying today the Rossi Phantom SC97 2010 skis with bindings, new, on Evo.com

They cost me $463 delivered.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Ski Gear Discussion
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › Ski Gear Discussion › Equipment cheapskate needs back of mtn skis