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Thread: Moment Ruby vs. Comi
02-22-2008, 03:02 AM #1
Moment Ruby vs. Comi
So I decided to upgrade from the Apache Chiefs to a more dedicated powder ski and have been reading about Moment skis for awhile on here. I am 6' and 205 lbs and am looking for new powder boards. I am an aggressive skier (level 8?) that likes to ski all sorts of runs (chutes, trees, bowls, hucks up to 20', etc.). I want to be able to turn in semi-tight places, but still able to straight line. These will mainly be used at Baker for powder days and some bootpacking (from untracked to the chopped up shit at the end of the day). Not into lots of tricks, but landing switch is a plus. These were the skis I was thinking about with Moment skis being at the top of the list:
Moment Ruby (i know its out of stock)
also open to suggestions
Also what size to you suggest for those skis?
Last edited by FOX3R; 02-22-2008 at 03:04 AM.
02-22-2008, 06:33 AM #2
I'll play and be the first to recommend the search function
At your height and weight:
Moment Ruby - 188
Moment Comi - 1 size only 186
Hellbent - 189
For a dedicated pow ski you have a ton of options, think about what you want in a quiver ski (funshape, etc. - I'll also be the first to recommend you check out Praxis) and you'll find enough info here to make a solid decision...
02-22-2008, 09:03 AM #3
If you like a real soft powder ski, the Ruby's are the way to go. I'm 5'11", about 190 lbs and loved them as a dedicated pow ski. I skied the 180's and found them very manageable in tight trees.
02-22-2008, 09:26 AM #4
Skier666 was on the 08/08 Ruby this past weekend. You might want to send him a PM. And not that it matters, but I recently sold a pair of Nordica Blowers (also 110 underfoot) to make room for the Ruby and will be throwing Dukes on them. Next year's ski is supposedly slightly stiffer (flex between the Tahoe and the M1) which would make the ski more versatile than being for powder only. Tails on the 180 and 188 are pretty big and would be a bonus for your switch skiing.
Some reviews of the 188 Ruby:
02-22-2008, 10:11 AM #5
02-22-2008, 10:13 AM #6
02-22-2008, 11:00 AM #7
Thanks for the responses. I am also wondering if the Comi are too much underfoot for small days (2-6" new). This ski is going to be used only on days with new snow. I have skis for old powder and hardpack and also bc skis for days with more hardpacked snow.
02-23-2008, 10:50 PM #8
190 Rubys sound like best bet to accommodate the small pow days.I ski therefore I am.
02-24-2008, 03:05 AM #9
It sucks being a broke college student cause I want them both
I think I am going to go with the Comis most likely cause I want a dedicated powder day ski. And those graphics are freakin sweet
02-24-2008, 09:59 AM #10
At your height and weight I think a 186 Comi might not be enough ski for you. I ski my comi's pretty much everyday (I don't have any other skis mounted right now besides my spats) and I love them, but I am 5'7" #140.
I think an M1 would be pretty perfect for you.
02-25-2008, 11:10 PM #11
So, I was wondering if there is any place in Montana (all over the state, but for sure near Missoula for the first couple of days) to demo Moment skis? I am going to be there the last week in March for spring break and wanted to check them out. Also wondering if shops in the area have any other powder skis (like Hellbents or Praxis)?
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