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post #31 of 40

Dawg,

 

I own a pair of  Tigershark 10s as my primary hardpack carving ski for man made snow.  They actually get out quite a bit and when i bought them i was ok at carving, now that i have a lot of time on them when its smooth, i'm laying them down low.  Recently i've been watching a lot of the development team kids free ski on their way to the course and they look like they are having a blast pumping carving turns on their race skis when they are playing around.  Its got me thinking that perhaps I should be upgrading to an old race ski or perhaps the Stockli SC for something more aggressive than what I'm on now.  I feel like they are holding me back now. I'm probably looking for a light race or perhaps "prosumer" ski to step up my game and i'm more focused on short radius carves looking to leave deep tracks behind me.

 

So the loaded question.. I'm going to buy one new set this season.  I'm either going to focus on the 110+ waist and get some new pow skis as my widest one is 90cm right now or I'm going to upgrade the tigersharks.  I'll probably see mostly hardpack this season and can rent if I make Utah this year.  So the round about way at getting to the question.  Am I leaving a lot on the table with my present skis or just a little on the table and should focus on the fatties?  

 

Thanks Dawg!

 

 

 

post #32 of 40

Perhaps an even better question for this sub 80 thread is whether Dawg has a 2012 update in him for the new year?  smile.gif

post #33 of 40
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Perhaps an even better question for this sub 80 thread is whether Dawg has a 2012 update in him for the new year?  smile.gif



Yes and no!  I am working on one, although we didn't ski as many hard snow skis the past spring. We really didn't have any hard snow to ski!  I am also getting in  (or have already received)  Fischer Progressor P900, Dynastar Omeglass ti, and Elan Waveflex 14 Amphibio that I will review after the 1st. Nice crop of skis; looking forward to blasting some groomers on them. 

post #34 of 40
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Originally Posted by kinjachris View Post

Dawg,

 

I own a pair of  Tigershark 10s as my primary hardpack carving ski for man made snow.  They actually get out quite a bit and when i bought them i was ok at carving, now that i have a lot of time on them when its smooth, i'm laying them down low.  Recently i've been watching a lot of the development team kids free ski on their way to the course and they look like they are having a blast pumping carving turns on their race skis when they are playing around.  Its got me thinking that perhaps I should be upgrading to an old race ski or perhaps the Stockli SC for something more aggressive than what I'm on now.  I feel like they are holding me back now. I'm probably looking for a light race or perhaps "prosumer" ski to step up my game and i'm more focused on short radius carves looking to leave deep tracks behind me.

 

So the loaded question.. I'm going to buy one new set this season.  I'm either going to focus on the 110+ waist and get some new pow skis as my widest one is 90cm right now or I'm going to upgrade the tigersharks.  I'll probably see mostly hardpack this season and can rent if I make Utah this year.  So the round about way at getting to the question.  Am I leaving a lot on the table with my present skis or just a little on the table and should focus on the fatties?  

 

Thanks Dawg!

 

 

 


Hey,

 

The TS10 is a nice carver, but not quite up to the level of a race ski, or near race ski.  It is a bit dated, and can feel a little railed at times.  If your preference (and where you ski) is frontside and hard snow mostly, you may want to focus on getting more of a true carver. I don't have a lot of experience on the SC, but love the SX and CX.  Especially with a "real" plate, you can't go wrong.  I also own a Kastle RX12; superb carver!  I own the 176, and it is great in all but fall-line turns. The 168 is the money length as a true carver for a guy my weight. 

 

If you are relatively happy with your TS10, then get the wide boards. I guess it depends on what you will be skiing most of the time.  

 

post #35 of 40

Dawg, when you do your 2012 sub 80 comparisan can you add in the MX78 and the Laser SX please

post #36 of 40
Thread Starter 

Sure.  The only new 2012 skis I tried in this category were Head Peak 78, Stockli SX, Blizzard Magnum 8.1, Elan Waveflex Amphibio 14, Kastle RX12, and Fischer Progressor P900

post #37 of 40

Any updates on the Élan Amphibio 14?

post #38 of 40
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Any updates on the Élan Amphibio 14?



I have one for sale in 168cm!  As far as skiing a pair, I was going to get back on them next week.

post #39 of 40

Hi Blitz , its probably too late to answer your question about a Good Stockli Guy , but I have had many dealings with Tom at Denver Wholesale Skis ( www.dwskis.com ) and have always received Outstanding service from Him .

I won't buy Stockli Skis from anyone else .

Good luck with your purchase , I have quite a few Stockli and a couple of Volkl , and the Stockli Skis are the best Skis I've ever used . 

All of them are stunning , all subtly different .

Back in Oz now after 3 weeks in Aspen , waiting for our Snow to come ... Boo-Hoo .. :)

Cheers fatty..

post #40 of 40

Hello everyone, this is my first post in EpicSki:)

I have 6-7 years of experience, but haven't skied for 8-9 years (I'm 27 years old, 180cm (5'11"), 82kg (180lbs).

 I was one day in Slovenia and realized how much I missed skiing and felt that my gear is bit inadequate (I have old Head C110).

 

I'm looking into Elan Amphibio Wafeflex 12 or Fisher Progressor 900.

Here in Croatia I can get Progressor for 435€ (580$) and Amphibio 12 for 465€(615$).

 

Any suggestions for my ski level (I'm not limited to these 2 models, but I found them on sale in shopping malls).

Should I also change my ski boots?(I have Nordica Trend 07 (2000))

http://www.outdoorreview.com/cat/product-archives/ski-equipment/alpine-ski-boots/mens/nordica/trend-07/prd_14817_6494crx.aspx

 

Thank you.

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