I would suggest Bentchetlers even thougt they arent a 190cm+ ski but they still would be great. And next year i believe they turend the thigs onto the atlas.
Or maybe youy could try some 186 Line Sir Francis Bacons. they would be an ideal ski for you weven thought they arent 190cm+
thugs would be perfect man, such a great ski. kinda like a slightly beefier maden ak from back in the day.
they're softish but still charge when necessary, not much camber, not much sidecut which will be great for touring and allows you to either make huge pow turns and at the same time they release really easily if you wanna slash or get sideways to scrub speed. seriously, my brother rides them and i've ridden them a couple of days and they are phenomenal.
faling that, you may wanna look into this year's gotama which has a tad of rocker, will be stiffer than thugs though and (only) 108 at the waist. if you can find some maiden aks from a couple seasons back they'd work great too.
other seemingly suitable skis of which i have no experience would be 187 coreUPT richard permin pros which are great value. black crows have dropped a ski called the sevun this year which looks interesting, but if their other skis are any indication, its unlikely to be very soft...
you certainly won't regret it. you have my word haha! also, i just remembered scott p4s in a 191- you may be able to dig up a deal on them from previous seasons, no experience of them but they're supposed to be great also.
i was about to point you in the direction of my park ski thread and then i noticed your post in said thread haha.
enjoy your thugs man. thanks for your help also, i guess i'm gonna wait and see what the ski shops of grenoble and neighbouring resorts have available but i'm thinking s4 or wall unless c7s turn up in shops near me.
Just because you didn't like bents doesn't mean you won't like other rockered skis. Maby 189 LL1s(can't be that hard to find, half the rocker of LL2s). Also, maby it was the softness that you didn't like with the handling. LL2s are rockered but medium-stiff, and they will still turn on a dime.
I have heard that thugs ski dead and don't turn that well in pow. I bet S7s would be a ton of fun, especially those 195s. I was skiing with two people at whistler early season and one was on bents and one on S7s. I asked if the S7s ride switch and he said yes, but they don't turn as easily switch as Bents do.
incorrect. you can make any kind of turn you want in pow on thugs, from warp speed super g turns to getting sideways and slashing. i ride prophet 100s mostly for pow (which i love btw) but they don't really let you scrub speed very easily or slash because of their generous sidecut and camber you're locked into a turn a little more.
i switched to my brothers thugs a few times and immediately it's like a whole different experience. skiing pow was even more fun: their 40+m sidecut, softer smooth flex and mellow camber allows you do do whatver turn you please at whatever speed takes your fancy.
thugs kill it. i like the versatility of my p100s but there's no doubt that thugs are more fun in pow.