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  1. #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    - 180-185 cm
    - ~110 mm waist
    - 20-25 m radius
    - Moderate tip/tail rocker and 5-pt sidecut
    - Med/stiff flex
    You are pretty much exactly describing my custom ON3P skinny goats (aka Steeple 108 with Billy Goat layup). 184cm, 108 waist, 28 radius (but with RES sidecut they turn quickly so that's misleading), pintail design, more tip rocker than tail, med / stiff flex. This is my do it all ski. It's not going to be as good on groomers as, say, a Cochise, but if you're just cruising around with your kid they're fine for that and they're way better in powder and tight trees.

  2. #27
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    I would throw out the argument for 2 pair.

    I used my 177 protostellars w the kids until this years fun on groomed, enough early rise and width to ski of piste within reason for a couple runs or next to the runs.

    No substitute for shortness in the tight trees or terrain parks etc.

    Keep the big skis for dad only days.

    Of note, my protostellars are for sale if interested. Pm me and I'll make you a killer deal for another dad
    I rip the groomed on tele gear

  3. #28
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    My spot in the quiver goes to the Icelantic Nomad 105
    "What moves men of genius, or rather what inspires their work, is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough."

    -Eugene Delacroix

  4. #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by detrusor View Post
    I would throw out the argument for 2 pair.
    I'll most likely keep the EHPs. Doesn't seem worth selling them.

  5. #30
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    Kastle FX104 184cm. Sites had em' cheap. Clymb, etc.

    Love mine.

  6. #31
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    Salomon QST 106 or K2 Pinnacle 105. If you a serious about ease of skiing with a repsectable top end. Not full on chargers but both are very capable for all around duty.
    In constant pursuit of the perfect slarve...

  7. #32
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    I bet that you can find a pair of new two/three year old Mantras for a couple hundred. Otherwise, the 1st generation Cochise with metal seems to fit your bill. Kastle BMX 108 should also be worth consideration.
    "My policies are based not on some economics theory, but on things I and millions like me were brought up with: an honest day's work for an honest day's pay; live within your means; put by a nest egg for a rainy day; pay your bills on time; support the police." M. Thatcher (RIP)
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    Judges smoke it, even the lawyer too...So you've got to legalize it..." Peter Tosh

  8. #33
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    What about the J skis The Metal?

  9. #34
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    WTB: Quiver of one

    I'd go for something thats an energetic carver with decent tip rocker and 95-109ish underfoot. Something like the Enforcer or Ranger or Supernatural or MAYBE Chams (the only <110 skis I haven't skied that have been mentioned). They have enough punch and liveliness on boring terrain (groomers) and mellow tight terrain to make them fun. Almost all other skis mentioned so far are not gonna be as fun (K2 Pinnacles, Salomon QSTs, Cochises, Icelantics, BMX 105/108, Devestators, the 110+s), though some will be less hooky (QSTs) and better when charging hard (Cochise/Devestator).
    Last edited by Lindahl; 02-08-2017 at 08:17 PM.

  10. #35
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    You need a pair of these in the 186.. but good luck finding a pair... it simply crushes what you are looking for: http://blistergearreview.com/gear-re...ignol-s6-186cm

  11. #36
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldSchool1080s View Post
    You need a pair of these in the 186.. but good luck finding a pair... it simply crushes what you are looking for: http://blistergearreview.com/gear-re...ignol-s6-186cm
    There is a pair of them (S6s), 186 w/ jesters on my local CL for $300 in good nick. Not sure when I could facilitate in the next couple weeks but there are lots of local mags who might be able to help.

  12. #37
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    Quote Originally Posted by doebedoe View Post
    There is a pair of them (S6s), 186 w/ jesters on my local CL for $300 in good nick. Not sure when I could facilitate in the next couple weeks but there are lots of local mags who might be able to help.
    Got a link?

  13. #38
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldSchool1080s View Post
    You need a pair of these in the 186.. but good luck finding a pair... it simply crushes what you are looking for: http://blistergearreview.com/gear-re...ignol-s6-186cm
    Serendipitously, there's a local guy selling a pair of 186s for $150.

  14. #39
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    Sounds like a job for the Elan Ripstick 106.
    Gravity. It's the law.

  15. #40
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    Serendipitously, there's a local guy selling a pair of 186s for $150.
    Ah yes, just saw those on KSL... pull the trigger.

  16. #41
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    179 Lhasa Pow, 184 4frnt devastator/guardian 13, 166 BD drift w/comforts

    https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url...2&share_type=t

    179 Lhasa pow
    Maybe one of those star 7 188 $250 I think now new

    Nordica heldorado 185
    I need to go to Utah.
    Utah?
    Yeah, Utah. It's wedged in between Wyoming and Nevada. You've seen pictures of it, right?

    So after 15 years we finally made it to Utah.....


    Thanks BCSAR and POWMOW Ski Patrol for rescues

    8, 17, 13, 18, 16, 18, 20, 19, 16

    2018/2019 (24/32)

  17. #42
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldSchool1080s View Post
    Ah yes, just saw those on KSL... pull the trigger.
    He sold them yesterday afternoon before I left work, which is OK because he sent me more pics of the bases and they were hammered. The ones doebedoe found of Denver CL are a great deal, but likely too much hassle.

  18. #43
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    Quote Originally Posted by doebedoe View Post
    OP -- PM me if you're interested. I was planning on keeping them as my "rock powder skis" but that seems a bit silly. I don't currently have brakes for them but STH brakes are pretty easy to find. Pretty cheap -- especially if you don't want the bindings.
    Did you get my PM?

  19. #44
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    I can't resist. The new Mantra would be perfect. It is still a missile, but capable of scrambling in tight spots with way more float than old versions.

  20. #45
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    WTB: Quiver of one

    Quote Originally Posted by Leavenworth Skier View Post
    Cham 107 2.0 is my slot for this. Can rip alpental bumps, mission ridge groomers and stevens pass trees, plus cruise with the wife at all 3.
    +1 on the Cham 107s though I would opt for the 97s if buying again.

  21. #46
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    Kartel 108 but I don't think you'll find a cheap pair.

  22. #47
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    184 Mantras............can't go wrong!

  23. #48
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    Ive got 191 pinnacle 105s and 188 ripstick 106s. Both brand new. Fun skis that can hold their own

  24. #49
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    New season bump, never did get anything.

    Thoughts on the 4FRNT Cody? Local guy has some 186s for sale cheap.

    Anyone sitting on some 184 Mantras (2015-present rockered versions)?

  25. #50
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    I have the Cody and it's a great ski. Super easy to ski can actually charge which surprised me with the softish tip but it stiffens nicely under foot. It floats pretty well, no pure pow ski, but does real well in anything up to a foot. I have better skis for pow days though. It's not turny despite the short radius, it will go straight and make big turns at speed just fine.
    I mainly break them out when conditions are not great and I need to dial the speed down and turn more. They can carve like a mofo as well. They have nice pop to them, super playful.
    I'm 5,10 190lbs 306bsl mounted -1cm.

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