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Powder Ski Advice (4frnt EHP?)

post #1 of 11
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Hi,

 

1st post so if i do something wrong - sorry!

 

I'm 6"0' & 155 lbs. Level 8, but don't know much about skis as have always rented (grew up in Aus).

Currently ski Salamon XWing Fury 177cm '08 or '09 (probably should have gone shorter but i got a good deal on the 177cm) & love it for EVERYTHING but powder. Live in Denver now, so ski Vail, Breck, Copper, Winter Park, etc.

 

I am looking for a powder ski that would be good for CO resorts & that i can get away with skiing a bit on groomers with friends if i have to. I am not great in powder as i have limited time skiing it. I will keep the XWing Fury's as my everyday ski & bring these out when there is some good fresh stuff.

 

Unfortunately price is a big factor as i am currently unemployed. So i'm open to last years skis for a good price.

 

Just bought 4frnt Madonna skis for my wife & so was looking at 4frnt skis.Came across last years EHP 179cm for a good price - would this be a good ski for me? & a good length?

 

Any other suggestions on skis or correct length to look at?

 

Thanks.

post #2 of 11

sorry i cant tell you anything about the skis. but if your looking for a good deal i'd buy used and keep an eye on stuff for sale here and on TGR

post #3 of 11

173cm Icelantic Shamans.  Floats very nicely in powder and can really rip up the groomers.  I have 161s and it's the ski I now use probably 85-90% of the time and that includes teaching time as well.  And they're made in Denver.

post #4 of 11

I've got a pair of EHP 193's. Great for powder, crud, going fast, etc. A really fun charging-type of ski that isn't as demanding as other skis in that catagory like B-Squads, Monsters, etc.

 

However, my understanding is that the different lengths of EHP's have radically different personalities and that the shorter lengths were not as "go-fast" oriented.

post #5 of 11

Recommendation to try TGR might be ok  BUT    don't tell the maggots you are a level 8 skier and have never owned your own skis  BECAUSE you will be Doused in All Ways.

post #6 of 11

that size EHP should be fine for you, (if you like the  171 salomon)  other fat skis are more versitile, and could be used as a daily driver, but if the 171 are for daily use and this is for the deeper days, enjoy.

post #7 of 11

 

At your height, I really think you want skis that are 180ish for powder. As mentioned, look at the Gear Swap forum at tetongravity.com. If you see something you are interested in, look at the Tech Talk forum under The New Skis Review link thread as most of the good stuff has been reviewed there. And ya, don't ask some noob question while claiming to be an ex racer that skis aggressively:rolleyes
post #8 of 11

 liv2 - do you really think that whopping 1cm is gonna be a deal breaker?

 

Read the OP, then post, then smoke crack JONG!

 

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Originally Posted by lairdo11 View Post

Came across last years EHP 179cm for a good price - would this be a good ski for me? & a good length?

 

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Originally Posted by liv2 ski View Post

At your height, I really think you want skis that are 180ish for powder.  

post #9 of 11

 

Jer, when I say 180ish, I am thinking 186. But whatever, if I was in the OP shoes I would buy a longer ski than the 179 for a powder ski, but that is just me.
Edit: o and go fuck yourself all knowing one.
Edited by liv2 ski - 1/1/11 at 10:02pm
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 

Thanks to everyone for their reply.

 

Except liv2 who might be smoking crack - you can roll your eyes all you want but i never said anything about being an ex racer. It is possible to get to level 8 without ever racing.
 

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Originally Posted by liv2 ski View Post

 And ya, don't ask some noob question while claiming to be an ex racer that skis aggressively:rolleyes


 

post #11 of 11

 

^^^^^^ to funny as I was suggesting you don't use that line:rolleyes Everyone seems a little edgy in this thread. Time for me to check out of it and go smoke some crack:D
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