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  1. #1676
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    Quote Originally Posted by MagnificentUnicorn View Post
    The Invictus 99ti is as stiff as the Brahma and Bonafide.

    What length is your 99ti Danno?

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    Hmmm, Bonafide is stupid easy to ski IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3PinGrin View Post
    Hmmm, Bonafide is stupid easy to ski IMO.
    well, stiffness isn't the only characteristic that makes something fun or not. I am looking for something "stupid easy to ski", that's part of the reason I love my S3s even though they are often poo-pooed by the TGR aggressive skiing crowd.

    I imagine that there are many skis -- and types of skis -- that would make me happy. But i don't need a stiff AF hard charger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    well, stiffness isn't the only characteristic that makes something fun or not. I am looking for something "stupid easy to ski", that's part of the reason I love my S3s even though they are often poo-pooed by the TGR aggressive skiing crowd.

    I imagine that there are many skis -- and types of skis -- that would make me happy. But i don't need a stiff AF hard charger.
    The Bonafide doesnít seem overly stiff to me, but they were used when I got them so maybe not as stiff as new. if you could find a used Kabookie itís the same ski without the metal and still well regarded.

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    Around 90 + fun = Rustler 9 IMO.

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    Telemark skiing is dead.

    Quote Originally Posted by 3PinGrin View Post
    Hmmm, Bonafide is stupid easy to ski IMO.
    Invictus 99ti is cambered, they were a great overlooked charger same as the original Invictus/108ti. I think youíd want the beefiest tele rig to realize theyíre potential.


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    I havenít been on them but I think lots of folks like teleíing the Elan Ripsticks that you should be able to find used.


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    Danno, I'm not looking to sell this setup, but I have some 184 Atris mounted with NTN that I think meet your requirements. Maybe a little wide, but they're super easy and fun to ski. Like effortless easy.

    Atris in the 184 length are really popular in general, so you could probably find some for cheap here or your local FB marketplace.

    Just a thought.

    Edit: I also owned the S3 back in the day...these are as easy to ski, but perform better in every metric.

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    Thanks, but those are a lot wider than what I am looking for; I'm wanting a WROD ski that would fun on groomed and playful if I get to ski on the edges of the groomed, I already have something vaguely similar to those for when the snow gets good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aBradAbroad View Post
    I havenít been on them but I think lots of folks like teleíing the Elan Ripsticks that you should be able to find used.


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    Iíve heard very good things about the ripsticks as an all around tele ski.

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    BC Serpo is the ski I would love to have for WROD and messing around with the kid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3PinGrin View Post
    I’ve heard very good things about the ripsticks as an all around tele ski.
    Can confirm.

    I've used 96's, 96 Black Eds, and 88's, and been happy with all of them. I have a pair of Wingman 86 Ti's that I might throw some bindings on as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teledad View Post
    Around 90 + fun = Rustler 9 IMO.
    Agree.

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    Just get a beater pair of seth pistols. Should fit the bill nicely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3PinGrin View Post
    Iíve heard very good things about the ripsticks as an all around tele ski.
    Iíve been on ripsticks outlaw X for a couple years and just picked up ripstick 106 black edition to ski this year. The OG ripstick 106 is an excellent tele ski for daily Utah skiing. Hoping the black isnít too stiff.

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    For me the neutral ski is the Salomon qst.
    I <heart> hot tele-moms

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhyatt View Post
    For me the neutral ski is the Salomon qst.
    QST 92 would be another good choice in the easy+fun category and can be found cheap (like under $400 new). Not sure why they aren't more popular.

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    Tele snowblades

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    Iím using my old 2013 K2 Coombacks with Outlaw Xs and TX Comps for firm snow. Yeah theyíre 102 underfoot but thereís no tail rocker and the tip rise is fairly modest (giving them a longer running edge) which combined with a burly construction allows them to rail at high speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scharny View Post
    Iím using my old 2013 K2 Coombacks with Outlaw Xs and TX Comps for firm snow. Yeah theyíre 102 underfoot but thereís no tail rocker and the tip rise is fairly modest (giving them a longer running edge) which combined with a burly construction allows them to rail at high speed.
    Nothing against the well loved Coomback, but burly constructionÖ Isnít it a lightweight wood/fiberglass cap touring ski?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3PinGrin View Post
    Nothing against the well loved Coomback, but burly constructionÖ Isnít it a lightweight wood/fiberglass cap touring ski?
    Youíre probably right. Itís just not floppy. Lightweight it is not though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    This is most definitely not the "non-metal" Invictus, and is not really fun on soft groomers, and only likes to go really fast and make big turns.
    yes, not only the "non-metal" version, this one is TWO layers of metal. "Armada Invictus 99 Ti Skis are designed for one very specific type of skiing: going faster than you ever thought possible. . . . Stiff flex in the tail and waist designed for aggressive skiing." Not fun for me. I'm not aggressive enough, I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bodywhomper View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeHuWe View Post
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    gawd, that looks dangerous. would not bang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    yes, not only the "non-metal" version, this one is TWO layers of metal. "Armada Invictus 99 Ti Skis are designed for one very specific type of skiing: going faster than you ever thought possible. . . . Stiff flex in the tail and waist designed for aggressive skiing." Not fun for me. I'm not aggressive enough, I guess.
    If they were the 187 Iíd take them off your hands


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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    yes, not only the "non-metal" version, this one is TWO layers of metal. "Armada Invictus 99 Ti Skis are designed for one very specific type of skiing: going faster than you ever thought possible. . . . Stiff flex in the tail and waist designed for aggressive skiing." Not fun for me. I'm not aggressive enough, I guess.
    Thatís why I brought up the Invictus 95, much softer but still really fun on soft groomers and shallow side snow. Nothing like the ti version. But there are better more playful options out there that would also handle crud/firm conditions better obviously.

    The reason I brought up the Bonafides is that I think they are a very versatile ski that is really fun on groomed and side snow in a variety of conditions, and I suspect easier to ski than the your Armadas. Also, older versions can be found for cheap. They do like speed more than noodling around though. Nothing wrong with a stiffer ski not suiting your style of skiing. Some of the best tele skiers I see are not necessarily the fastest chargers. And I like speed but am far removed from being one of the smoothest skiers out there.

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