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  1. #51
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    Yes, buy fat skis. Now. On those epic days it does make a big difference. You will be amazed what "surfing" pow really means. Sure they won't be in use that often, but when the conditions allow it its a blast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kopi_Red View Post
    The Salomon comp ski was the El Dictator. It was flat underfoot with tip and tail rocker.
    Ahhh, youíre right.

    But still, OP, buy some Rens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eluder View Post
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    I mean a guy could do this on 110 waist skis but why if you donít have to.
    IMO, 110 underfoot seems just about perfect for that snow and terrain.
    I remember a bottomless freedom...

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    Quote Originally Posted by glademaster View Post
    IMO, 110 underfoot seems just about perfect for that snow and terrain.
    I mean you could... but why?
    a positive attitude will not solve all of your problems, but it may annoy enough people to make it worth the effort

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    Yes, it definitely makes a difference on deep days, especially when you hit lower angle pow on run outs, but also more fun on the steep and deep. For reference I have some 122 Noctas. You don't need to go up to 120+ but it's definitely noticeable once you get over 115 or so.

  7. #57
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    Quote Originally Posted by altacoup View Post
    SFB might have mentioned this earlier in the thread but super fat skis are also very efficient when new snow fall is minimal. They give you that extra float to stay off the bottom especially if theyíre a softer flexing ski.....
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    Fat skis in minimal snow are underappreciated.

    For chop, go bigger and faster and you'll just skip across the top of the chop. A glorious feeling. Of course Utah chop is pretty forgiving

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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeJ View Post
    Yes, it definitely makes a difference on deep days, especially when you hit lower angle pow on run outs, but also more fun on the steep and deep. For reference I have some 122 Noctas. You don't need to go up to 120+ but it's definitely noticeable once you get over 115 or so.
    ^^This. I had some 128's and they were awesome in the deep, but they deflected a bit too much in chop. Now I ski 118's on pow days (and lots of other days because I love them) and that's about perfect for pow and chop IMO.

  9. #59
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2FUNKY View Post
    ďMy skis are heavyĒ cry me a fucking river. All you people bitching about heavy inbound skis are the fucking reason our inbound charger selection suuucks right now. Ffs. I even like my inbounds pow skis on the heavy side to bust through the shit. The one and only place a heavy inbounds ski sucks is hanging from a lift if not equipped with a foot rest, other then that they rule. Fucking weakling beaters.....
    Fight me! Lol
    If given the option, you choose to use foot rests on chairlifts?

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    I would use footrests but my legs are too long.


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    yeah, did they make those things for fucking midgets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eluder View Post
    I mean you could... but why?
    Because you can. One could also ski that (and have fun) with 65mm waist width skis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One (+) Sentence View Post
    If given the option, you choose to use foot rests on chairlifts?
    Weird question. And?

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    I don't use it cuz as a small azn man I can't reach it
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    Some people say there are no dumb questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2FUNKY View Post
    Weird question. And?
    Just curious. My feet actually don’t hurt when I ski. Also, foot rests are generally in conjunction with a safety bar and I’m usually not worried about falling off a chair. YMMV.

    edit: don’t get me wrong. I definitely lower the safety bar every single lap when I’m skiing with my 5 year old, and I have no problem lowering it if I’m riding with strangers who feel more comfortable with it down. But I still don’t really use the foot rest part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conundrum View Post
    Some people say there are no dumb questions.

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    Feb 2019?

  18. #68
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    I demo'd the Bent Chetler 120's a number of years ago on a non-pow slushy spring day and they were a ton of fun even without any fresh snow. I'd say go for it, the bigger the better.
    my head is perpetually in the clouds

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    This day wasn’t as deep... but still worth it
    a positive attitude will not solve all of your problems, but it may annoy enough people to make it worth the effort

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    Quote Originally Posted by One (+) Sentence View Post
    Just curious. My feet actually donít hurt when I ski. Also, foot rests are generally in conjunction with a safety bar and Iím usually not worried about falling off a chair. YMMV.

    edit: donít get me wrong. I definitely lower the safety bar every single lap when Iím skiing with my 5 year old, and I have no problem lowering it if Iím riding with strangers who feel more comfortable with it down. But I still donít really use the foot rest part.
    The foot rest more had to do with the weight of the skis on the knees, pulling down from hanging off the chair, as my feet donít bother me skiing. Super goats with pivot 18ís are crazy heavy and rule inbounds. I have other big heavy skis and some skinny super heavies and the weight gets annoying by the top of the lift. On the down they truck and I donít notice the weight as a negative.

  21. #71
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2FUNKY View Post
    The foot rest more had to do with the weight of the skis on the knees, pulling down from hanging off the chair, as my feet donít bother me skiing. Super goats with pivot 18ís are crazy heavy and rule inbounds. I have other big heavy skis and some skinny super heavies and the weight gets annoying by the top of the lift. On the down they truck and I donít notice the weight as a negative.
    Interesting. Iím not familiar with Super Goats. Must be pretty heavy...

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    So awkward, Anyhoo....
    The stoke pics are rad, well done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2FUNKY View Post
    The foot rest more had to do with the weight of the skis on the knees, pulling down from hanging off the chair, as my feet donít bother me skiing. Super goats with pivot 18ís are crazy heavy and rule inbounds. I have other big heavy skis and some skinny super heavies and the weight gets annoying by the top of the lift. On the down they truck and I donít notice the weight as a negative.
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    life ain't guaranteed, love your people while you can

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