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10-01-2011, 04:48 PM #1
I haven't been paying attention
Is there a reasonably priced ski out there that is
1. Long (195-200cm),
4. 115-120 underfoot.
5. Designed well
Did the Super 7s live up to the hype? I've been in a cave for a while. That might be an option. The Llhasas too, obviously, come to mind, but I sort of like the heft of metal.
10-01-2011, 06:18 PM #2
How reasonable? Rockered tip and tail? Long, stiff, cheap, metal 115-120, Bluehouse shoots (tight shoots) come to mind.
Some debate here re: designed well."We need sometimes to escape into open solitudes, into aimlessness, into the moral holiday of running some pure hazard, in order to sharpen the edge of life, to taste hardship, and to be compelled to work desperately for a moment at no matter what. -George Santayana, The Philosophy of Travel
...it would probably bother me more if I wasn't quite so heavily sedated. -David St. Hubbins, This Is Spinal Tap
10-01-2011, 06:23 PM #3Registered User
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10-01-2011, 07:07 PM #4
Faction ThirteenIt doesn't matter if you're a king or a little street sweeper...
...sooner or later you'll dance with the reaper
Kaz is my co-pilot
10-01-2011, 07:46 PM #5
Salomon El Dictator?Putting the "core" in corporate, one turn at a time.
Metalmücil. We've been giving people pink ear since 2010
10-01-2011, 08:49 PM #6
movement super turbo?
(probably not too cheap).In search of the elusive artic powder weasel ...
10-01-2011, 08:54 PM #7
Since you briefly mentioned. 196 lhasa and just ask Pat to build them according to Maxim's specs. I don't recommend them for normal human beings.
10-01-2011, 09:38 PM #8crudstud
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go talk to mntlion on this forum. Big Dumps for 300
10-01-2011, 11:00 PM #9
10-02-2011, 01:13 AM #10
191 Billy Goat? They're as long or a touch longer than 195 Super 7s.
10-02-2011, 02:17 AM #11one-track mind
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- back in NorCal
Don't limit yourself to the newest releases---reasonably-priced is not always easy to find on new skis. A good ski is a good ski, whatever year. You are huge, with limited options. Just get an affordable used pair, and if it doesn't have the rocker design you like, then home-bend whatever rocker you need.
207 Fischer Duke 207, saw off that tail crap (no metal, but hefty)
200 Iggy FFF (no metal, but hefty---but even used pairs are not cheap)
199 Kingswood models (no metal, but maybe hefty enough)
198 RC112 (no matter how beatup, it will likely still be stiff enough)
196 Lhasa with custom heaviest layup
196 Scott Stunt
195 S7 (skis short with a fw mountpoint, so if you count this as "long", then you might as well be open to shorter but HEAVY burl like 191 Shoots, 192 Big Dump, or 192 Praxis BigMtn120, or even 192 Sally Rocker)
194 El Dictator
194 Faction Thirteen
193 Prior Overlord ??? (but even used pairs are not cheap) They don't weigh very light on the scale, but somehow don't ski very "hefty" to me---lively instead of damp.
191-192 shorter ones are listed with the 195 S7 above
Getting to the shorter ones now, so I'll quit there.
If you don't require super-damp, then I'd say just pry a 198 RC112 from some previous owner's hands and you're done. Probably skis better after its beatup anyway.
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10-02-2011, 12:43 PM #12
10-02-2011, 02:11 PM #13In search of the elusive artic powder weasel ...
10-02-2011, 07:10 PM #14
196 Lhasa Max with new layupLife of a repo man is always intense.
10-03-2011, 10:04 AM #15
10-03-2011, 01:56 PM #16
RC112 or Big Dump.
You should be able find either ski lightly used or on clearance for under $400 USD.
10-05-2011, 09:24 AM #17
Surface New Life or Live Life are a solid choice. Both list at $599 but EVO.com usually has last season's on their site. I ski a couple different Surface skis and love them.Five minutes into the drive and you're already driving me crazy...
10-05-2011, 02:01 PM #18
Whitedot Ragnarok XII, 193cm, 143-120-130, 30cm tip rocker. Will post a review this season.
10-05-2011, 03:10 PM #19
10-05-2011, 03:33 PM #20pura vida
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^ do those actually meet his #2 requirement? I've been told they don't.
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