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SofaKingSickspeaking as a current fellow easterner, i'd personally suggest something skinnier and stiffer than 106. 100s waisted ski will be sick as hell on some days but for the vast majority of east coast days, a little skinnier (90s waist) and stiffer will work better IMO. those are two particularly soft skis and i don't know if i'd want them as my daily driver here in the east where it can be so firm sometimes
just my 2 cents
IsitWinterYet17I have to agree with the previous comment on 96 prob being better, however seeing as you already have a ski that's 88 in the waist, I can see why you would want something more than 8mm wider.
Can you use the 106 in the east? You bet- I did everywhere last year east and west even on some craptastic ice and hardpack with the ARV 106. It was great as far as I could tell, but then again I never compared it to a narrower version of itself or a stiffer ski. Would a 96 be better? Probably for most days
freeskibum82I use 100+ for a daily on the east coast at stratton, gore, whiteface and it works great. It really comes down to the ski choice. Id recommend the 106 over the blend. the blends are soft and will not carve well on hardpack.
arv 106 would be a great second ski to his 88. If you ski the woods, bumps, mixed terrain and then venture into the park some the 106 will work. If you spend more time in the park than in the woods, etc.. and ski groomers and carve go wtih a 96 and you'll never touch your 88s again unless its early/late season.
finderAlso if anyone has '16 Chronics, send me a pm (unknown pleasures is my childhood)
freeskibum82further proof the arv106 is the right choice: https://www.newschoolers.com/news/read/Roofbox-Reviews-2019-Armada-ARV-106
SofaKingSickjust for the record i don't necessarily disagree with you, i think youre right that it could totally work (esp on the good days!). just personally ive found that i like something a little stiffer and skinnier on the east for the average east coast day. but the 106 could work really well esp if it's true that theyve stiffened them a little this time around, as ive heard
Cade2Arv 96s would be a way better choice
ndude.kI get what you're saying, but I feel like a thicker ski would fit my type of ski style. I love doing freestyle all over the mountain and then hopping into the park every now and then.