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Now that you're ACTUALLY skiing, how is your stuff working out

post #1 of 15
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115 waisted skis, dynastar huge, awesome in powder over a foot. beats up my feet, ankles on hard pack, even half a mountain of hard pack.

 

skied my girlfriends 153 Salomon Geisha's for one run. what a fantastic ski. I no where near overpowered it. me 135 lb, she's around the same. great ski. she'll never outgrow it. lively, powerful, nice arcy GS sidecut. awesome. have to recommend.

 

the 95 to 100 waisted ski still the go to daily driver around here, perfect for leftover pow days and into the calky times. My Legend Pro's are still the BMW 5 series of my quiver. smooth, fast.

 

my rock skis, explosiv's suck totally. as a friend said, life is too short for crappy equiptment.

 

how is your stuff skiing?

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Life's short, but stuffs expensive and base coverage is pretty thin out this way this month.  I went fatter last year and they got good use-lots of sweet dumps lst season.  I got a new (to me) pair of GS skis over the summer but won't step in to them for a few more weeks.  I'll ski the WROD on something pre-gouged and maybe something a little newer if I can confirm it is soundbiggrin.gif  Actually, it will probably be too crowded to open up the GS boards until January so I'll just leave them at home til then.  That's right, I've got a pair of sweet  virgin (to me) real race stock GS skis sitting, tuned with unscraped universal wax  just sitting around and probably won't take them out this month at allwink.gif

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that is the age old dilemna. I guess we have pretty good coverage now, or it wouldn't be a question. yes, certain skis are protected, legend pros abd stockli xl's for me. but what a difference the gear makes. that was super clear to me. enjoy. gotta go skiing!

post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by davluri View Post
skied my girlfriends 153 Salomon Geisha's for one run. what a fantastic ski. I no where near overpowered it. me 135 lb, she's around the same. great ski. she'll never outgrow it. lively, powerful, nice arcy GS sidecut. awesome. have to recommend.

Serious act of moral reportage here; supports my hunch that we lighter guys are often on stuff that's too beefy only we don't know it...

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Originally Posted by davluri View Post

 

skied my girlfriends 153 Salomon Geisha's for one run. what a fantastic ski. I no where near overpowered it. me 135 lb, she's around the same. great ski. she'll never outgrow it. lively, powerful, nice arcy GS sidecut. awesome. have to recommend.

 


Tried the Shogun? Basically the same model with a different topsheet.

post #6 of 15

The Kastle FX84's are working out great.  The one day I had the MX98's out, I was grinning from ear to ear..........Good times, eh?

post #7 of 15

My skis are doing fine, thank you. Same as last year.

Boots have left "first day" marks on my shins, a bit more than in other, previous, years...maybe need liner replacement  or a softer, newer boot model now that I'm aging, but I need to discuss that with the lady at home alas...

Legs, with three month ski gym in them, plus once a week swimming, doing okay, better than in earlier years.

Head, my head I mean, is doing fine...

post #8 of 15

I rode my Public Enemies on day 1.  Hated them.  Edges are just about gone.  Kept slipping out from under me.  Skied the BarHoppers on day 2, and it was sOooooooo much better, even on hard pack.  And I went where the fluff was and was reminded of how rad they are there too.  Haven't skied the Kneissl yet and certainly not the Javelin.  Oh and I wore my new jacket both days and looked super dope.  My new goggles and replacement lenses for my Phenoms just showed up so next time I go I will have that added element of freshness.

post #9 of 15

Dynastar huge 185 at alta 1 day. Love them. Better in heavy creamy windbuff than I ever remember. Solid on edge on the blown off groomers. Not really the most agile ski  in the chutes and trees off wild cat and eaglesnest but good enough. Just a great opening day to the year.

 

Day 2. XC on new waxable skis. I think I got the waxing thing figured out after 2-3 hours. I like these better than waxless. They are faster for sure.

 

Day 3. Touring on noridca beasts 188 and Fritschis. I nee dosmehing new.  Really not that great in deep snow. Was about waist deep. Not enough ski.

 

Day 4. Touring on Praxis with dukes. This is a heavy setup that really sort of drags on the ups and doens't grip very well on icy skin tracks. In some cases easier to break trial than to climb. Rips on the downs. But very slow on the run outs. Not an ideal touring ski either. But I love them in pow.

 

Day 5. Dynastar Sultan 85 178cm at snowbasin. Windblown  gnar conditions. These things slayed it. Float surprisingly wall in the soft stuff. Tip feels soft and floaty to me. I know its not early rise, but it feels like it is. Very nice front side ski that can go off trail as well. Good in the small bumps and mixed bag crud where you go from wind eroded to supportable hardslab to grabby soft slab in one turn.

 

Think I am going to switch the bindings form the huge to the praxis and tour on the huge -- skins from praxis shoudl fit I think. Ski the beasts into the ground, sell the FR+ and get something more tourable next season.


Edited by tromano - 12/1/10 at 3:01pm
post #10 of 15

No snow here yet.  It snowed a bit two weeks ago, but I put on my snow tires and that seems to have kept the snow away.  (though the snow tires did come in handy driving through Parry Sound last week (snow one way, freezing drizzle on the way back).

post #11 of 15

day 1 - "the ones" are not the best WROD ski made but they work.

Day 2 - 8.7 rip still and kept trying to rip my legs off.

Day 3 - 8.7 are easier to ski, awesome ski. Got called gumby.

Day 4- slush day! "the ones" killed it. till I switched to a snowboard for the rest of the day. I think I am out growing the LTR rentals boards at my mountain.

 

post #12 of 15
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have to add that the Marmot Mt. Blanc model gore-tex jacket in grey and black with 8 pockets and a detachable hood does everything perfectly. I wear it every day, except the down parka days.

 

had to rebuild clothing almost from scratch, would have had to be a very cold day I had the air evac. wearing every stitch of clothing I owned.

post #13 of 15
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report on 115mm skis. when the hill starts to get skier packed and the loose snow is setting up, the 115 beats up your ankles in the boot, and the weak feet and lower legs from that pain cause a lot of chatter. When that chattering pain has tossed you around a bit, it weakens your core, and you will be folding in the middle a lot, collapsing your angles. It's wear and tear on the body. If you're older, it's worse. fact of life. mine are definitely on my shoulder at 7:30 am on a powder day, but generally back in the car by 11:30.

post #14 of 15

I'll do the review on Sunday, I guess.....

post #15 of 15

Three days so far on my new Icelantic Shamans and on the third day I'm pretty sure I was grinning all the time.  Probably the most fun ski I've ever owned and it even gave me the confidence to get back into the trees after avoiding them for over 40 years because I tore up my right knee in a collision with one.  My new Patagonia Powder Bowl jacket is just awesome.  I wish the ski school jackets were as nice but they're getting old and very well used.

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