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  1. #1
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    WTB - Blizzard Rustler 9 180 or similar

    I bought my first seasons pass after many years in the backcountry, need to pick up a one ski resort quiver killer. Im looking for a good ski for groomers and bumps with the occasional first chair pow lap before it gets skied up.

    Rossignol Experience 94 also look good.

    im 5'11" and 170 lbs

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    What do you ski in the backcountry? Have you skied either of those skis? Other than waist size, the Rustler9 and E94 are not similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackattack View Post
    What do you ski in the backcountry? Have you skied either of those skis? Other than waist size, the Rustler9 and E94 are not similar.
    A splitboard.
    I can ski at a fairly advance level though. They both seem like good all around resort skis to me?

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    I can tell you that the Rossi will be demanding in bumps, relatively narrow to be quick but stiff and you'll be poppin outta troughs launching 2 attatime...

    They will be outstanding ripping the groomed and as a DD but will be less fun in soft snow. Still very stable and easy to rip in less than a foot.

    As Jackattack says, not the same kinda skis. Once you start looking at top tier boards, they tend to perform in a more refined manner depending on build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djongo Unchained View Post
    I can tell you that the Rossi will be demanding in bumps, relatively narrow to be quick but stiff and you'll be poppin outta troughs launching 2 attatime...

    They will be outstanding ripping the groomed and as a DD but will be less fun in soft snow. Still very stable and easy to rip in less than a foot....
    If you want that kinda ski, just buy my Kastle MX88s...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djongo Unchained View Post
    I can tell you that the Rossi will be demanding in bumps, relatively narrow to be quick but stiff and you'll be poppin outta troughs launching 2 attatime...

    They will be outstanding ripping the groomed and as a DD but will be less fun in soft snow. Still very stable and easy to rip in less than a foot.

    As Jackattack says, not the same kinda skis. Once you start looking at top tier boards, they tend to perform in a more refined manner depending on build.
    Thanks for the info on the Rossi. Can you recommend a ski that would be more forgiving in the bumps? I will probably get another ski for pow days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by durangobrad View Post
    Thanks for the info on the Rossi. Can you recommend a ski that would be more forgiving in the bumps? I will probably get another ski for pow days.
    Soft and forgiving =\= stable and fast

    In some ways the rustler could be what you seek, if you like a more progressive stance. The rocker profile should make for a quick turner but lay it on edge, with the ti laminate, it should hold.

    My personal favorite low-tide ski from last season is the Dynastar menace 98, sort of an old freestyle design, burly, damp, playful, cheap.

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    Bump still looking for a daily driver for colorado resort skiing

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    If you want to look more into the Dynastar option given, I'm pretty sure the Menace is just a rebranded Slicer and you can get those for under $250 new.

    https://www.corbetts.com/2019-dynast...-factory-skis/

    Price is in CAD on Corbetts.

    Sent from my PH-1 using Tapatalk

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    Where’s your pass?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shredhead View Post
    Where’s your pass?
    Purgatory

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    You should probably be on 95-105mm directional charger.

    If you ever get up to Aspen, I’ve got a bunch I’d sell cheap.

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