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Hey I'm 6ft 200lbs and an intermediate skier, I've ridden the 185 jj and loved them, the only issue is I'm also gona get a pow ski (probly magic j) so I didn't know I those and jjs would be a bit of overlap. Also if anyone has ridden them both how do the SFB compare in pow? I know they have a slightly wider shovel and a thinner waist so I did t know how that translated on the snow.
For an everyday ski, the Jeffrey would be a solid choice, or you could step it up and go with the 191 Caylor. I've used the 191 Caylor as my everyday ski and it does wonderfully considering it's size. I know there are several others on here who also ski a 191 Caylor as their everyday ski in the PNW and for good reason. It is so much damn fun. The 120mm waist definitely made me skeptical about how it would perform in shitty conditions, but the Caylor is surprisingly versatile and can pretty much go anywhere.
It would definitely be a better choice than a 185 JJ or SFB for someone your size. I'm 6'2" and 190lbs give or take and 185 JJ's were way too soft and unpredictable for me. No personal experience on the SFB's because I will not support a company making skis in China.
Support a local company making amazing skis here in the PNW! You could always head down to Portland and demo some skis if you get the chance this summer.
i have the caylors and love them for up in the pnw. however, if you are getting the magic j's, they might be a bit of an overlap. i would look into the on3p jeffery for something different and a bit more versitile, or if you dont mind having two pow skis, the caylor is an awesome choice that is surprisingly versitile
The Magic J wasnt designed to float on the snow. I know it sounds weird! But when t hall designed it he was thinking there are so many skis that float perfectly on top of the snow. But he wants to get back into it. So it sinks a little more for those epic pow turns. I'm a little skeptical though.
If you know you are going to get a pow ski (magic j) why not just go with an all mountain ski like the ARV. They are pretty sick on groomers, you can ski them legit in the park, and if you get a little snow and its not enough for the magic js they will be solid
This. I have my ARV's as an everyday ski and they are perfect. Then get a pow ski whichever you choose and you really have the bases covered:park, pow, all-mountain. Oh and my pow skis are JJs but I'd rather sell them for some Caylors.