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  1. #1
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    Please help me narrow down my list

    Pretty much looking for wood-core, playful, 100-110 underfoot. Ski 20-30 days a year in Colorado, Ikon Pass resorts, maybe a trip to Snowbird or Jackson. Don't do much touring or side/backcountry, but seek out the steepest/deepest terrain on the mountain. Looking for something soft snow biased but can bust through a little crud. <25% trees/moguls. I'm 5'9", 180lbs. Thanks very much for any help!

    My list is still pretty long:

    Line Vision 108
    Line Sick Day 104 (can anybody talk about the difference between these two Lines)
    Black Crow Atris 108
    Blizzard Rustler 10 (How much more playful are these than the Bonafide? Not a fan of Bonafide style--too charging)
    Armada Tracer 108
    Elan Ripstick black 106
    Libtech Wunderstick 106
    Atomic Backland 107
    Fischer Ranger 102 (Had Watea 94's years ago and loved em)
    Liberty Origin 106
    Rossi Soul 7

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    Wrong forum.

    Jong.
    Quote Originally Posted by Downbound Train View Post
    And there will come a day when our ancestors look back...........

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    Soul 7
    Its pretty much the pinnacle of design and engineering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    Wrong forum.

    Jong.
    My bad, where should this be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2FUNKY View Post
    Soul 7
    Its pretty much the pinnacle of design and engineering.
    Goddammit... don't give way the secrets that easily
    Quote Originally Posted by Downbound Train View Post
    And there will come a day when our ancestors look back...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2FUNKY View Post
    Soul 7
    Its pretty much the pinnacle of design and engineering.
    This. Especially since you referenced Ikon

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    Of your list, in CO, the Atris or the Rustler.

    The list is all over the road. If you can't wait until demo days start up, try everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mutorq View Post
    Ski 20-30 days a year in Colorado, Ikon Pass resorts ... seek out the steepest/deepest terrain on the mountain. <25% trees/moguls.
    What Ikon unlimited resorts are you skiing where the steepest stuff is not bumped out? Just hiking all day at Copper? Or just skating to the Cirque?

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    Quote Originally Posted by N1CK. View Post
    The list is all over the road.
    How so? Genuinely trying to learn.

    Quote Originally Posted by beece View Post
    What Ikon unlimited resorts are you skiing where the steepest stuff is not bumped out? Just hiking all day at Copper? Or just skating to the Cirque?
    .

    I should clarify--first time with the Ikon pass, so not as familiar with Copper and WP. Usually had the Epic...so just stuff like Horseshoe Bowl, laps on Pali (which does get bumped out).

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    Wrong forum.

    Jong.
    Actually, it's the right forum. JONG

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3PinGrin View Post
    Actually, it's the right forum. JONG
    It was in gear swap.

    Jong.
    Quote Originally Posted by Downbound Train View Post
    And there will come a day when our ancestors look back...........

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    Praxis MVP
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    "If the road You followed brought you to this,of what use was the road"?

    "I have no idea what I am talking about but would be happy to share my biased opinions as fact on the matter. "
    Ottime

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    It was in gear swap.

    Jong.
    Ah, my bad. Don't you have to start afresh unless a moderator moves it?

    Maybe we're JOOGs (Jack Off Old Gaper)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vt-Freeheel View Post
    Praxis MVP
    Actually. This. Especially on sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N1CK. View Post
    Actually. This. Especially on sale.
    Didn't really think about this. How does this compare to a Sick Day 104 or Soul 7?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mutorq View Post
    Didn't really think about this. How does this compare to a Sick Day 104 or Soul 7?
    Nothing, and I mean NOTHING, compares to the Soul 7!

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    There is a big range to the list. I would skip most of the lightweight skis you listed (Line Vision and Atomic Backland). Iím guessing you have not skied a lot of setups before, which is fine but realize that you likely donít understand your own style and preferences.

    You listed that you didnít line the Bonafide because it wasnít playful enough. So maybe think about a ski with a turn radius around 20 meters with a decent amount of tail rocker. The line sick day or Atris are safe choices.

    Maybe read through Blisters buyers guide. Not everyone here loves them but itís a good general site for learning some basics.

    If you wanted the Ďcoolí setup that would work well in a lot of the resorts you listed On3p Woodsan and you just take the time to learn how to ski it.

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    I also thought MVP when reading this.

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    Your list is all wrong, and should only be one ski long.
    Quote Originally Posted by digitaldeath View Post
    Hereís the dumbest person on tgr
    "If you don't got Olin, then your store could use some fixin'"

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3PinGrin View Post
    Nothing, and I mean NOTHING, compares to the Soul 7!
    Shoot Leavenworth Skier a PM.

    He's the Soul 7 guy around here.
    Quote Originally Posted by Downbound Train View Post
    And there will come a day when our ancestors look back...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3PinGrin View Post
    Nothing, and I mean NOTHING, compares to the Soul 7!
    Alright, am I getting clowned here? I've been skiing my whole life but out of the loop as I am now an old man (39) and haven't skied much in the last few years. The reason I ask, is because I was at a ski shop today and the guy was pretty meh on the Soul 7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mutorq View Post
    Alright, am I getting clowned here? I've been skiing my whole life but out of the loop as I am now an old man (39) and haven't skied much in the last few years. The reason I ask, is because I was at a ski shop today and the guy was pretty meh on the Soul 7.
    Old man, lol. I tracked steep powder with a guy in his 80s last year.





    pssst, yes, skip the Soul 7

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    Quote Originally Posted by CS2-6 View Post
    Your list is all wrong, and should only be one ski long.
    AH damn, knew it!

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    Alright, guys...let me tell you how my brain is operating right now: walked into a ski shop with this list in mind today. And walked out with Sick Day 104, Vision 108, Rustler 10, and Atris 108 on top based on input there. Combining with what I've heard here so far, I'm still thinking Sick Day 104, Rustler 10, Atris 108, and now also Soul 7 and Praxis MVP. I know the Vision 108 is light as hell, but I think it's a bit of an unknown quantity--is new and hasn't been skied much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tailwind View Post
    There is a big range to the list. I would skip most of the lightweight skis you listed (Line Vision and Atomic Backland). I’m guessing you have not skied a lot of setups before, which is fine but realize that you likely don’t understand your own style and preferences.

    You listed that you didn’t line the Bonafide because it wasn’t playful enough. So maybe think about a ski with a turn radius around 20 meters with a decent amount of tail rocker. The line sick day or Atris are safe choices.

    Maybe read through Blisters buyers guide. Not everyone here loves them but it’s a good general site for learning some basics.

    If you wanted the ‘cool’ setup that would work well in a lot of the resorts you listed On3p Woodsan and you just take the time to learn how to ski it.
    The On3p--that's the bamboo one, right?

    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    Shoot Leavenworth Skier a PM.

    He's the Soul 7 guy around here.

    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by 3PinGrin View Post
    Old man, lol. I tracked steep powder with a guy in his 80s last year.





    pssst, yes, skip the Soul 7
    Nice, my poor brain

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