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Thread: Skis to replace G4's
10-06-2005, 09:07 AM #1
Skis to replace G4's
I just took the wax off my G4's and they're in worst shape then I remember puting them away last year. Don't think they're gonna make it through another season of full time use but they're still usable as rock skis. So what should I be looking at to repalce them? I picked up the All-For-One pass so I'm gonna be spending most of my days at K-mart where it's gonna be a steady diet of bumps, trees and icy groomers. I'm not much into park at all but I've seen a bunch of people riding PE's I'm also considering Karmas
kinda pissed that I missed the steep and cheap for M:EX's would have been a perfect fitFor sure, you have to be lost to find a place that can't be found, elseways everyone would know where it was
10-06-2005, 09:35 AM #2
The PE's arent a bad ski either, and can probably find them pretty cheap.
10-06-2005, 09:55 AM #3
10-06-2005, 10:09 AM #4
karmas are the ticket. HA is gonna have some soon.Harvest the ride.
10-06-2005, 10:10 AM #5Originally Posted by mntlion
Bros are not a replacement for G4's. Two different creatures.
A G41, Explosive and Bro owner.When life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade. Make life take the lemons back. GET MAD! I DON'T WANT YOUR DAMN LEMONS! WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO WITH THESE?! DEMAND TO SEE LIFE'S MANAGER! Make life RUE the day it thought it could give YOU LEMONS! DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?! I'M THE MAN WHO'S GONNA BURN YOUR HOUSE DOWN! WITH THE LEMONS! I'm gonna get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that's gonna BURN YOUR HOUSE DOWN!
10-06-2005, 10:39 AM #6
10-06-2005, 10:51 AM #7
I've been struggling with this decision as well. Thought about the karma but think I want to go up in width more. I was likely going to pick up a Legend 8800. As for missing the M:EX, I didn't think it skied anything like the G4 and was pretty unhappy with it when I rode it.
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10-06-2005, 12:19 PM #8Originally Posted by L8APX
as for big I wasn't thrilled with the 178's I skied, just felt lifeless, dunno if it was just me
Last edited by laseranimal; 10-06-2005 at 12:22 PM.For sure, you have to be lost to find a place that can't be found, elseways everyone would know where it was
10-06-2005, 12:39 PM #9Originally Posted by laseranimal
In fact, you might call them and ask for the snc price. Note: they have 39 pairs on hand.
10-06-2005, 04:59 PM #10Originally Posted by yesIsaidyes"There is a hell of a huge difference between skiing as a sport- or even as a lifestyle- and skiing as an industry"
Hunter S. Thompson, 1970 (RIP)
10-06-2005, 05:05 PM #11
Stockli Asteroids/SS. I made the switch and like them a lot.Merde De Glace
10-06-2005, 05:26 PM #12
really leaning hard towards the Public Enemy's, I'm not crazy about the graphics but the 118-85-109 shape looks about what I'm after. I'll probably be trading away some hard snow performance but I should "hopefully" gain some manuverability in tight spaces. Anyone have a chance to ski the new fatter PE's wanna offer up a review?For sure, you have to be lost to find a place that can't be found, elseways everyone would know where it was
10-06-2005, 05:40 PM #13Originally Posted by Plakespear
10-06-2005, 10:40 PM #14Originally Posted by mntlionFighting foot fungus one public bath house at a time!
10-07-2005, 03:03 AM #15Originally Posted by laseranimal
Another question is whether you really want a G4 kind of ski. In my opinion it is a great piste ski, but is lacking quite a bit off-piste.All work and no play, ... you know...
10-07-2005, 03:41 AM #16sucks on the internet
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Nothing around like it any more - something like Voelkl AC4, Fischer AMC 79 or MAUNGA is probably as close as you can get but not entirely the same.
10-07-2005, 06:56 AM #17
yeah I know I'm gonna give something up changing from a fat-GS type ski like a G4 to a twin tip-park ski but when I got the G4's I was skiing mostly at places like Whiteface, Gore and Jiminy Peak where it was mainy steep icy groomers with a little bit of trees thrown in for variety. I'm thinking at K-Mart I'm going to be seeing a lot more trees and bumps, since the best way to avoid the crowds is to stay OFF the groomers
10-07-2005, 08:22 AM #18
Why not just look for a new pair of AX4? I saw some guy with new G41 (198) for $299. I would even consider Exploders. If you have $$ to burn, look to AC4 or Mantras.
10-07-2005, 08:37 AM #19Registered User
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Another vote for the Stockli DP/SS. It is a bit quicker than the G4 (186 vs 188) and feels smoother to me. More top end as well.
Also agree that is is more of an on-piste ski, especially when mounted at the factory mark; maybe mounting them fruther back would keep the tips up more.
A fabulous ski though.
I would also consider a Bro or Mantra.
10-07-2005, 09:56 AM #20
I think PE's would be the best for tight trees.
You definately want to be able to make some quick oh shit turns.
10-07-2005, 03:31 PM #21
How about atomic sweet daddy's?Harvest the ride.
10-07-2005, 03:36 PM #22
G4s finally giving up the ghost? Glad you gave 'em a good thrashing.In the long run, we're all dead.- John Maynard Keynes
10-07-2005, 03:49 PM #23Originally Posted by Steven S. Dallas
got a chance to shop flex a new pair of 174 PE's against a 177 Karma and I was pretty impressed with the PE, much stiffer overall then I was expecting, tip through underfoot is really stiff but last 12 inches of the tail is VERY soft. Surprisingly Karmas weren't really that impressive, overall they felt really soft, not noodle soft but definately not as burly as the Public Enemy. if I can hook up the 10% discount from BC I think a pair of 179's Enemys are gonna be heading my way
10-07-2005, 08:48 PM #24Typhoid Ryan - the Vector
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What did you think of the G4 in bumps and trees?
If they were good, I'd buy another pair. It's one of the best skis out there.
On "the day after" a storm (or 9:30 AM at K-Mart) you won't be able to do gs turns through crud bumps on a groomer with the PE's methinks.
10-07-2005, 09:31 PM #25Originally Posted by laseranimal
-Volkl Supersport Allstar
-Volkl Karma (this shit gotta beat the PE's)
-Fischer AMC 79
-What Buster said
Hell make sure you try the Volkl Superspeeds, which is the best ice/groomer carving ski I have ever been on."Steve McQueen's got nothing on me" - Clutch