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  1. #1
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    High pressure Wasatch ski

    Need some reqs on a ski for high pressure (weather) situations. I still ski it all, bumps, chutes, trees, groomers, but the soft stuff is gone and chalk reigns king.

    Ski should be somewhat forgiving for the steeps, and bumps but still fun on groomers

    Currently have a 187 Bonafide, and its either too long or too stiff for me. The 188 QST 106's did good service for a while, but they're just... off a bit, feels like they're stuck between being too narrow and not floaty for soft stuff, and too wide and twitchy for chalk.


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    I use both 180 Rustler 11 and 180 Kastle MX89 for these conditions. When R11 are sized one size down, they are fun in bumps, trees and corduroy. (Eg.: I would usually go with 188 R11 in soft snow, but 180 for hardback, bumps and skied out trees).
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    I have some 180 brahmas that would fit the bill..

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    Quote Originally Posted by schindlerpiste View Post
    I use both 180 Rustler 11 and 180 Kastle MX89 for these conditions. When R11 are sized one size down, they are fun in bumps, trees and corduroy. (Eg.: I would usually go with 188 R11 in soft snow, but 180 for hardback, bumps and skied out trees).
    Me: 5'11" 165lbs
    I've heard a lot about the Rustlers, I'll have to get out and demo a set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukonrider View Post
    I've heard a lot about the Rustlers, I'll have to get out and demo a set.
    I donít think Iíd choose R11ís for those conditions. In fact I skied my 188 R11ís yesterday afternoon in Tahoe low tide conditions just because I hadnít been out on them this year. Theyíre surprisingly good considering the width, but you do notice the width. I would not buy that ski specifically for the conditions youíre describing.

    A Rustler 9 is probably better suited for what youíre describing, but I havenít skied one.

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    Stance 90 or declivity 92 Ti: damp, stable, but not overly stiff/demanding

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    Lp105ís


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  8. #8
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    "I ski it all" makes me think DW, specifically DW104 for low tide.

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    I really like my Nordica Enforcer 88's for days like today. Groomers are fun on them but they still rip bumps and chalk. Not too stiff, not too soft.

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