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Narrowing down my decision for what sticks to get next year.....suggestions welcome
as crappy as shoulder surgery has been, it's given me a lot of down time to save money. i need to get some new skis for next season.
6'1" 175 lbs expert and pretty aggressive but my thighs definitely don't resemble tree trunks.
i'm currently on 180 MSP's. These have been good to me but they get a little choppy in the crud, and dive in the pow when i pick up speed. they're being retired to light rock and rail duty. i was also on elizabeth's last season, and those kicked ass in the trees and in fresh pow, but i had to sell them to help the surgery fund, and i couldn't charge jackshit on them anyway because they were so turny and floppy.
these will be my all around ski, i still have my msp's for rock skis but these will be what i use in pretty much every condition. i ski mostly powder/trees/steeps, like to haul ass on groomers, and i would like to use them for jumps in the park now and then, but no rails (rails cause shoulder surgeries). i'd like them to be decent switch as well. it needs to charge through crud, but not be completely unforgiving and still manageable in tight spots. basically got it narrowed down to these:
-Gotama. this has been the one i've been leaning towards because i can proform it, but i don't know whether to go with the 183 and mount back, or the 190 and mount slightly more progressive.
-VCT. i really like 4frnt, but i can't proform these and they're expensive as fuck otherwise. also same dillema as gotamas with the length.
-Prophet 100. seem like what i'm going for dimension wise, plus i can probably proform these as well. i've heard they ski nice too.
any other suggestions welcome.
Gotamas sound like a good choice, tough call on the length but id go the 190s
Volkl measures tip to tip, so the gotama will be a hair shorter than some skis in similar lengths. It will definitely plow through almost all conditions, but try to ski it before you buy, as some people at your weight and ability find it a tad soft.
Also check out the Mantra...it will do better in hard conditions and still floats pretty well.
Prohpet 100 sound ideal. Plus if you can be rocking a proform, that'll help you keep money in your pocket.
shitty thing is i can't ski at all this season. and i have to proform before the start of next season. so demoing is pretty much a no go.
Do they have Head skis on proform?
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Fischer Atua should be a pretty money for you. and buy this years model in the sexy black, it looks better than next years. at 186 length and 96 underfoot you should be able to charge well with these and still be nimble in the trees and tight spots. they have a medium flex, but don't get bouced around by chop. and they ski good switch, with a good size tail. sould be pretty much what you're looking for.
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Ive only heard nice things about Prophet 100s
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could i possibly throw scott p4's into this mix as well?
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