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  1. #1
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    Looking For: Mid-Fatty That's stiff as nails

    Hey all,
    I'm looking for a mid-fatty (105-115 underfoot) that can plow through pretty much anything at high speeds. An ideal length would be ~186cm long, or a running base around there. Some skis I've been looking have been the Scott P4, Rossi S6, and am open to any suggestions of skis that are of similar type. Can anyone comment on the stiffness of these skis or recommend a stiff one?

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    a little longer, but how about some 192 bro's? Mine definatly love charging fast through anything. Rumour has it (ok, splat actually said it in my 192 review) that the new ones will have a lhasa tip but the same 192 running length. sound fkn sweet
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    187 XXL= Stiff, Damp, Cadillac ride. Still my go to ski out of a quiver of 14 for charging at Alyeska. A Hall of Fame ski.
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    I've got P4's. I really like them, but I wouldn't describe them as stiff as nails. XXL's might be a better bet.

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    2009 192 BD Zealot? The 2010's are softer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canada Guy View Post
    2009 192 BD Zealot? The 2010's are softer.

    This is a good call as well as the XXL...
    http://www.firsttracksonline.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by vivelafrance! View Post
    Some skis I've been looking have been the Scott P4, Rossi S6, and am open to any suggestions of skis that are of similar type.
    Those aren't that stiff; I'd call them medium in flex.

    If you want stiff, plow through anything type skis:
    - Rossignol Squad in the 19X cm lengths
    - Atomic Powder Plus, esp. the 190cm
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    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

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    I've got some new 187 XXL's if anyone is interested...on Gear Swap as a feeler.
    Decided I'm sticking with the longer 194XXL as my go to ski.

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    What about Ninthward THA187, as I remember when handflexing them next to XXL's, they seem stiffer (especially in the tip) and can be had cheap. I sold mine because they where too stiff.

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    110mm-115mm waist = mid-fatty? Fuck, that makes me feel old.

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    I have a pair of used 183cm Head Supermojo 103s w/ 916 LABS for sale. This ski definitly fits the bill and they're in good shape. PM me if interested.

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    RC112?...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Steve View Post
    110mm-115mm waist = mid-fatty? Fuck, that makes me feel old.
    We at Epic will always welcome you with open arms.

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    Mothership?
    focus.

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    ON3P wrens.

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    I am selling the exact specs you are looking for

    [ame="https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php?t=187412"]FS: Rossignol 185 SC108s w Salomon S900 - Teton Gravity Research Forums[/ame]

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    P4 and S6 are not particularly stiff chargers, but of course a skilled pilot can make them charge.

    Quote Originally Posted by vivelafrance! View Post
    stiff as nails
    105-115 underfoot
    can plow through pretty much anything at high speeds
    ~186cm long
    Stiff with metal plows well:

    185 Mothership
    188 Rossi RC 112
    185 Rossi Phantom SC 108
    180 or 190 Powder Plus
    187 XXL

    Or if you don't mind slightly less than 105 waist:

    189 Squad/B104
    183 Richie 102 (a.k.a. m103, Monster 102, Supermojo 103)

    Or you might also like these:

    182 or 192 M1/Garbones
    182 or 192 Zealot
    180 or 190 Igneous FF
    181 or 191 ANT
    187 Kastle MX108
    190 Igneous LG (El Gordo)
    183 Prior Overlord
    183 Axiom
    190 Ninthward Nick Greener Pro
    187 Ninthward THA (might be stiff enough)
    189 VCT (I think stiffer than P4, S6)
    185 Igneous FFG (a.k.a. FFGS or GS Double Wide) (<105 waist)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustonen View Post
    Mothership?
    Was first ski that came to mind for me.

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    Rossignol B-Squad?
    They're crazy stiff and the 189 at Backcountry.com is selling for $320
    http://www.backcountry.com/outdoorge.../ROS0122M.html

    Moment Garbones might fit the bill as well.
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    x3 for 185 Mothership...

    Fucking rail and destroy any chunder in their path.
    You should have been here yesterday!

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    I should mention as well, Tramdock has had the 09 192 Zealots on for around $300 US every so often.

    thats the first ski I thought of as well, and gearX has 2009 BD Zealots in 192 with cosmetic blemishes for $199 with free shipping (I'm waiting on mine right now...)

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    All of these suggestions come short of these

    [ame="https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2783112"]FS: Rossignol 185 SC108s w Salomon S900 - Teton Gravity Research Forums[/ame]


    Have wanted to try them longer 195 MoShips though...

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    Kastle 108, XXL, Garbones, Bro super-stiff 188, B-Squads if you can find them.

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    Not stiff as nails,but in the LP/im103/stökli category :

    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/s...hlight=1010alu

    That in 190cm length = Money.

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