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Ski/Quiver suggestion needed.
I just spent the last 2 years living in Japan and now I'll be going back home (Pacific northwest) and instead of shipping my skis back I decided to buy new ones.
I was skiing a pair of Sir Francis Bacons, which I loved for their playfulness,energy and maneuverality, riding mostly off-piste/sidecountry powder and a tiny bit of park. What I didn't like about them was their weight when you're carrying them, the fact that they're not very confident inspiring when trying to bust through crud/going at high speed, and how they could be a bit too turn when you lay them on edge.
Now I want to replace the Bacons with two pairs of skis, one for all-mountain/park, and another for deeper stuff and some touring.
First of all, I'm in my 20's, 6' and 140lb, an upper-intermediate/advanced skier, pretty chill for the most part but do like to go hard when the conditions call for it.
I'm just starting to get more and more into touring, so I'm not looking for a dedicated touring set up, but something that I can maybe use 50/50 in/out of bounds. I'd like something lighter yet stable than my bacons and also a tad bit more directional, but not necessarily much wider. I've been looking at the Liberty Helix and the Surface Walk Frees. I'ma bit worried about their stiffness, can anyone comment on that?
Any suggestions for similar skis? I'd ideally like something that's under 1900g per ski, and something that's not a 100% charger.
As for the park/all mountain skis, I'm not too fussed and will probably try to pick up a used pair, but I was thinking of something like the Line Blends (similar to the SFB but a bit narrower?) Again, any suggestions would be welcome.
Pardon the long post, I hope you guys can give me some feedback.
Hav a look at the salomon q115 or the q105 if you want narrower. It's the new rocker 115 which was salomon a big mountain ski last year. It uses the same nose a the rocker 122 and 108 but uses an early rise tail instead of a rocker tail. This makes it more stable at speed as you can use more of the camber of the ski and have use of the stiffer tail when you get back seat. The 105 is a new ski but its based off the 115 just narrower. They are pretty good weight wise but the big factor is the swing weight. They use the honeycomb top and tail which keeps swing weight low but also saves a little weight overall. Stick some guardians, or adrenalines on them you would have a goo touring setup too.
This, I skied the 115 whit guardian and live them. You can charge, rip groomers, trees. Really good ski, a bit heavy whit the guardian tought.
Take a look at the rossi soul 7. They look promising
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I think you would enjoy a ski like the atomic bentchetler or the salomon rocker2. or, if you want something even more more directional, you could go for the atomic automatic. super stable, but its still forgiving, and you can ski it pretty easily. as for your park ski, I think the blend would be great. It pretty much will do anything.
^just to say the rocker 2 is not a ski any more there is the rocker 122 (old rocker 2) and rocker 108 then there is the q115 (old rocker 115) ,q105 and q90 ( old rocker 90 or lord) and finally the suspect remix (rocker 92). Just wanted to clear that up as I see people just say the rocker 2 quite a bit an it does not really make sense anymore.
yeah, i meant the 122. I bought it before the others came out, so i dont call it that. When i just say rocker2, most people are probably going to assume its the 122 anyway, so its not really anything worth pointing out.
actually for you it is, cuz its your thread. yes, i meant the 122
wait, no its not, im just on crack.
The reason I pointed it out was that the 122 woul not be the most ideal for the op. the q115 or old rocker 115 woul be more suitable for his needs. But yeah rocker 2 gets confusing the waist width I a better way to refer to them I think. And btw I love the old rocker 2 had mine for 3 seasons and I love them.
Thanks for the replies dudes.
Haven't really been looking at this year's skis, but dang both the Q105 and the Soul 7 look like they might be just what I'm looking for.. Will consider though two for sure.
Any similar skis from last years offerings that I might be able to find on sale?
Well if you can find the rocker 115 from last year that is the same as the q115. Don't be too worried about the width it can still rip on the groomers. I like the q105 though so if you can get a good deal on some demos from last season it is a great ski.
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