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b-kulso are you looking to replace just the r2 or your entire quiver? the new q115 could be a good replacement for your r2.
BoaxSkip the Prophet replacement, stick to two skis and take more ski trips with the spare cash. The Cochise skis everything well, just pair it up with a surfy fat ski for deep days.
MuggydudeCheck out the praxis gpo 182 too- like a more playful bg from what I've read- plus it would be between the sizes of 176 and 186 for the BG. And you get to customize flex, core, and graphics so you can get just what you want from it. I personally got med/stiff 187 with the normal core for next season. PM me for a 15% off coupon
Everyone I've talked to loves their praxis skis, and the quality is supposed to be superb as well. You can is the contact form on their website and talk to the owner himself as well, I'm sure he has some good input.
AJizzle173 Brahma and 179 Norwalk would be what I would look at in your situation. The Norwalk has a longer sidecut than the 115 and camber though the tail which makes it carve better.
Sh4dowDo you ski switch at all?
MartianManThe BG's could not be a more perfect fit for your pow ski. The turning radius is longer, they are stiffer, and have a similar rocker profile compared to the quest 115.
I would go two ski quiver with the bonafides, but thats just me. It just seems like a cochise and bg will overlap quite a bit, unless you get the tour bgs. Out the tons of 98mm titinal directional all mountain skis out there, I would say those have the best grip on hardback, and still perform great in soft snow.
IMO the perfect 3 ski quiver for you would be the ON3P BG tours, salomon q lab (105mm waist, two layers of metal, long radius directional charger for 2015), and then the Blizzard Brahma, which is just a skinnier Bonfide.
charmanderI have a pair of Praxis RX and I love em, but i think they might be too stiff for ya given the skis you have. My 189s are the sturdiest skis I've ever been on. They're retarded stable though, comin out of chutes and just pointing it through chunder they're totally confident.
charmanderThe RX is pretty directional but it is a twin. Not a ton of rocker, just a bit in the tip, very little in the back. They hold edge well at mach schnell on groomers but it's a little tough to get em to hook up well at slow speeds, you always have the option of slidin em around though.
I'm not sure what the construction is of mine as I bought em used but they're at least as stiff as my Cochise and in a 189 they're more stable than my 193 Cochise... imo of course.
The RX doesn't float as well as you'd think for a ski that's 116 under foot, in my quiver it's not a powder ski, it's a ski that I ski when there's a little soft snow and I feel like rippin pretty good.
My quiver fwiw is: (from powder to hard snow in that order)
195 Praxis Pow
189 Praxis RX
184 H2O Tazlina (Praxis BC basically)
and I'm 5'9" 190 lbs.just so you know where I'm comin from on skis.
also, fwiw I work at a shop and can get stuff way cheap, I choose to spend extra and buy Praxis because they make a superior ski, I don't get any hookup on em.
Next year I'm adding an automatic 117 though, just for a little mellower soft snow ski that's still pretty solid and really usable all over the mountain, if funds allow I'd like a GPO to replace the RX since the RX that I have is totally beat at this point.
NippletronWhich is the better charger and crud destroyer? Which floats better?
marcel_ID1st question) RX
All I've heard from it is the post above.
2nd question) GPO
Some people complain about soft tip/tail in the GPO for the regular mid stiff option. Depending on your size you could go stiff GPO or size up for better float/crud.
Take a look at the specs on praxis website and you can have an idea for sidecut, splay, rocker it's pretty handy when comparing praxis against praxis! Also there is a gigantic discussion thread about the GPO on TGR.
looks like the BG is getting more and more ground for my resort pow go through anything ski! really almos pulling the trigger on a 176![/QUOTEBG are a sick ski. Long turning radius, but pivots like my AR7s when I want them in the trees.
Also maybe consider the BG light version. Only reason I wish I would done that is could convert my BG in touring rig. Still might but gonna heavy with reg BG. Just food for thought.