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  1. #1
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    Current playful twin tips

    Iím way out of touch. Havenít shopped skis in years. I stumbled onto a setup I loved and just kept riding them well past their due date. Now they are feeling a bit haggard and could use a replacement. 190cm Kastle XX110. 110cm waist, fully symmetric (flex, sidecut, rocket etc), 24m single radius edge, mounted on the all mountain line (-7cm from true center). They are super light, very poppy, hold an edge shockingly well in the resort, float well off piste, ski switch great, and I like the progressive flex. They are my favorite skis Iíve ever owned.

    I thought I would get something like a Mr Pollards Opus but it turns out they havenít made those in an eternity either.

    Any suggestions for me? Faction 3.0?

    Want: poppy and playful twin tip that can hold an edge in the 105-120mm range. Preferably 190cm+

    Skis Iíve liked: Kastle XX110, Rossi S3 and S7, ON3P Jeffrey (with the biradius) and Pillow Fights

    Skis I hate: ON3P Kartel with the progressive radius sidecut, dead feeling skis

    Iím 6í4Ē 180lbs, 75/25 resort/backcountry (expect a backcountry increase with covid restrictions), use alpine wreckers or Guardians, alpine boots
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    192 Dynastar m-free 108 or 189 m-free 118

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    Candide 3.0?

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    slow pitch.
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    >>>200 cm Black Bamboo Sidewalled DPS Lotus 120 : Best Skis Ever <<<

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    What about the K2 Reckoner 112? Looks fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    slow pitch.
    This is why I stopped by, yet we're on 6 posts and no takers. I'm setting the over-under at 9.

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    Iíve traditionally loved Dynastar skis but after reading about those on Blister would probably want to demo a pair first.

    CT 3.0 and Reckoner 112 both sound fun.

    Slow pitch = jong? I deserve it for falling out of touch.

    I made a new thread because I like to ski in a similar way to many of you but have somewhat unusual ski tastes for the forum. I donít like damp or care about mach speed. I like to have fun. Wasnít having much luck sorting through the large brand-specific threads.

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    FWIW I also was not a fan of the Kartels and didn't click with the CT 3.0's...

    I love the Moment Wildcat 108's however. They are light and easy to swing around, playful, but can still charge pretty hard.

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    Any particular reason they didnít click? Checking out the Moments now

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    In general I like to drive the tips of my skis. I don't mind a centered stance so long as the shovel can take some real input.

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    Thatís really valuable input, thanks. In general I suspect we ski similarly.

    I didnít know the Wildcat is the new name of the Bibby/Blister. In the past Iíve stayed away because they seemed burlier than I was looking for based on reviews and hand flex, but Iíve never ridden a pair. Might have to just bite the bullet and give them a go.

    Itís either that or hope for the best with the CT 3.0 and push the mount point back if I have trouble with the tips.

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    The current Wildcat -- while just about the same stiffness as the old bibby (and the same shape/rocker profile -- is lighter. It skis more playful IMHO.

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    Black crows anima or atris
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    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.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasGortex View Post
    Thatís really valuable input, thanks. In general I suspect we ski similarly.

    I didnít know the Wildcat is the new name of the Bibby/Blister. In the past Iíve stayed away because they seemed burlier than I was looking for based on reviews and hand flex, but Iíve never ridden a pair. Might have to just bite the bullet and give them a go.

    Itís either that or hope for the best with the CT 3.0 and push the mount point back if I have trouble with the tips.
    Bibby won't ski burly unless you ask it to. The 108 is super easy to throw around / noodle / bend in tight spaces. The 118 is very manageable for a bigger ski. Super predictable, easy to break loose, jib, just fun. Oh and the big one can rage if you ask it to

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    slow pitch.
    Still nothing. Disappointing.

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    Id go with the red ones. Rontele is selling a pair in B/S/T right now, id toss him a PM if i were you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ::: ::: View Post
    I stand corrected, BFBs are definitely the Rx for what ails the OP.

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    a pair, one might say

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    Quote Originally Posted by EWG View Post
    Still nothing. Disappointing.
    Praxis RX?

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    You might like the Moment Deathwish as well. It has many of that aspects that you described. Light (though believe the 20/21s are a bit heavier than the pre-20s), pretty poppy and the triple camber gives it really really good edge hold (though a slightly less smooth carving feel). 112 waist, comes in a 190, though it feels more like a 187 to me.


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    Part of me, the fatherly side, wants to explain to readers why this question is getting beat to death.

    The other side of me will just ask for another wedge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nolan312 View Post
    You might like the Moment Deathwish as well. It has many of that aspects that you described. Light (though believe the 20/21s are a bit heavier than the pre-20s), pretty poppy and the triple camber gives it really really good edge hold (though a slightly less smooth carving feel). 112 waist, comes in a 190, though it feels more like a 187 to me.


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    This is a great fat all mtn ski. Lots of the qualities you seek. It gained weight for 2021, but not all that much. Still very light within the class.
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