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  1. #1
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    La Nia Tele Ski?

    Cant be too stiff. Want the 110-115 range for versatility. Easy to pivot. Im 64. Dont mind weight. Dont mind used.
    Is there anything better than the 194 QST Blank that I should consider? An old hoji?
    What do you think?
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beeshbeesh View Post
    Cant be too stiff. Want the 110-115 range for versatility. Easy to pivot. Im 64. Dont mind weight. Dont mind used.
    Is there anything better than the 194 QST Blank that I should consider? An old hoji?
    What do you think?
    Thanks.
    My buddy swears by his ON3P Woodsman 108s for Tele. Current build is 110. He says they have the perfect flex (he just has a stock build from the 1st year of production). Hes 62, so not a young Tele skier but he feels like they make things a LOT easier with regards to turn initiation. He also runs Meidjo 3.0 bindings on them and swears by those too (he came off a set of Outlaws).

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    Your size, I’d try a rustler 11.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beeshbeesh View Post
    Cant be too stiff. Want the 110-115 range for versatility. Easy to pivot. Im 64. Dont mind weight. Dont mind used.
    Is there anything better than the 194 QST Blank that I should consider? An old hoji?
    What do you think?
    Thanks.
    Im a similar size, but dont tele, and thought the Blank was a bit soft but ok.


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    Blanks would probably be pretty fun. I had the last generation of heavy Hojis and really enjoyed them, except for landing switch (ow) and low-speed floatation. Be wary of tip dive with skis with super tapered tips and long sidecuts, I guess.

    Do you care about groomer performance at all for these skis?

    I currently have Moment Governors for this purpose, and kind of wish I had something with a more forward mount and more tail rocker--enough so that I skied my Meridian Tours inbounds a lot last winter.

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    Voile V8 in 193cm if you are mostly touring or only want them for deep pow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MHSP1497 View Post
    My buddy swears by his ON3P Woodsman 108s for Tele. Current build is 110. He says they have the perfect flex (he just has a stock build from the 1st year of production). Hes 62, so not a young Tele skier but he feels like they make things a LOT easier with regards to turn initiation. He also runs Meidjo 3.0 bindings on them and swears by those too (he came off a set of Outlaws).

    Another vote for this, I have regular and the tour core woodsman with outlaws and meidjo. You cant go wrong with the shape and the ski releases so much energy upon the lead change. It has a quite a bit of front rocker and a more traditional mount so it planes up nicely in in fresh and its super maneuverable in technical terrain (effective edge feels pretty short) The standard layup isnt a freight train but it really doesnt get bucked around to hard in variable/ 3d snow either.

    Im 58 210lbs and both are woods 110s in a 187cm
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    I use bibbys. Im 510, 155lbs, and ride 184. Lots of fun for me. At 64, Id get the longest length.

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    La Nia Tele Ski?

    I also telemark Woodsmans (and Wrens). I dont find them all that dissimilar in their ease of turn initiation, predictability, stability, and dampness (absorb variability nicely without bucking your mesmerizing tele flow). Wrens just like to accelerate a bit more quickly but both forgivingly shut down the speed they crave. I ski both in the 96 and 108 platforms. You really cant go wrong w the Woodmans if you consider yourself a strong skier. I cant recommend them enough for experienced freeheelers but could see them overpower more intermediate tele skiers. They are not light and want to be driven.

    182cm Woods here in the ec (179cm Wrens) but would go 187cm (184cm) if I didnt primarily ski tight trees. 511 175lbs for reference.
    Uno mas

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    Thanks for the tips yall.
    Ended up finding a 194 Blank for $375, so I spring for it.
    Interesting to hear about the woodsman though. The on3p heavy damp but not wicked friggin stiff set up makes tons of sense. Ill keep those in mind if I dont vibe with the QST for sure

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