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07-29-2012, 07:10 PM #76I want to be prepared to face varying conditions (Jackson's powder to PNW's slush). Spec range: 170cm-180cm (unless you suggest longer), 110mm-125mm underfoot, ideally under <25m turning radius. The ski(s) needs to be able to handle [#1 fresh, untracked powder, #2 some hardpack with the occasional case of frozen granular, #3 groomers]; [#1 open bowls, #2 nimble tree skiing, #3 pillow lines/kickers, #4 mini-Seth big mountain charges].
08-01-2012, 06:21 AM #77
I didn't see it mentioned in the first few pages but..... if you are on the cheap try finding a pair of Line Motherships (prob in the $300 range used). Great ski, I use it as a Do everything ski mostly. Pretty good in Powder, great on hard, quick and nimble in tree's and bumps and lets you run through all but the hardest frozen chop. Bit heavy for touring but the versatility is killer.
I use a Marker Chizzo binding that I can adjust fore and aft on the ski on the fly. Personally I wouldn't own this ski as a everyday ski without it. For Pow 1.5 - 3 CM back depending on consistency, and hard days in the middle.It ain't skiing till your a$$ is puckered
08-01-2012, 02:09 PM #78
The Line Mothership isn't really a pow ski, it's a submarining charger - in the same veign as the Head 103, Legend Pro/XXL and B-Squad.
The Billy Goat definitely fits the bill, but it sounds like you already knew that. Got a buddy (jbski) who's got about 30lbs on you, but also really tall, and he loves his 196 Renegades.