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Volkl AC30 or AC50 or Line Prophet 100 HELP!

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Im looking for a new pair of skis for christmas this year and these are what I have narrowed it down to (however I am still open to other ideas). I am a rather large skier however I am very athletic. 6'3" in height and about 280 pounds. I have been skiing my whole life. Most of my skiing is done on small mountains in pennsylvania however I usually get up to vermont once per year and out west ever year/ every other year. My current skis are Atomic sx-11 however im looking for something more responsive for quicker turns and with more shape. Im looking for something thats very versatile, powder, ice, crud, groomed that can make short and longer turns. Length of ski will be 177-180. Also, I have one year left playing football and next year I plan on dropping down to about 235 and maybe even a bit less the years after that. I prefer a stiffer ski.  

 

Any input suggestions will be greatly appreciated. 

 

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by BigGuy View Post
Im looking for something thats very versatile, powder, ice, crud, groomed that can make short and longer turns. 

 

Thanks!



 

I'd like a Unicorn. Put some values on what you want from the ski, where (what terrain) and how do you want it to excel? Buying a ski that fits 'powder, ice, crud and groomed' will land you a ski that is at best mediocre at all of them. 

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 ill reorder them saying that ideally groomed/packed powder, but you never know what the east coast conditions will be like so its gotta have a grip on ice and stiff enough to power through crud. ive got strong legs and prefer a stiffer ski. I want responsiveness.

post #4 of 6

Nordica Hotrod Jetfuel, Volkl AC50, Blizzard 8.1 would all be good choices, better still would be a Volkl Kendo, Stockli VXL or a Rossi S86. The Prophet 100 would be silly, the AC30 is meh.

 

(what I was looking for with the "where do you ski" was: "I like bumps and trees so quickness is important" or "I like steep groomed trails so stability at speed is important", not "I ski in the east where the snow can be anything"... that's unfortunately just not very helpful.)

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Thread Starter 

haha your really giving it to me tough here with the advice. I appreciate your responses and I apologize for being vague. I am looking to make this my only pair of skis. I will likely only ski 10-12 times this season. I enjoy medium to steep groomed trails so stability at speed is important. I spend some time in the bumps but the majority on groomers. Stability at speed with some forgiveness and quickness

post #6 of 6

NOW we are getting somewhere!! Cool. The a wider carving oriented ski would be a good way to go (AC50, JetFuel, Magnum 8.1) would be what I suggest, at your size you will be able to toss them around when need be.

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