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I've been interested reading some of the comments here about how delighted people are with fat skis and was just reading Easiski saying how good they were for crust.

My main skis are Atomic 11.20's which are generally very good. I'm wondering what to replace them with, I like the idea of something like the Pocket Rockets but I ski quite a few days each year and I'm wondering whether they'd be OK for hard pack piste and moving at reasonable speed or in narrow bump sections etc etc.

The PR's look (to me) so specialised that I wonder about them for an all season ski, how do you fat ski owners get on ?
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I bought a pair of fat skis this season for powder, and have a pair of ordinary width ones for on piste.
PRs are OK on piste, cause they aren't that big a board.
My pistols are about 95 under foot, and my 3Vs are 64.
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Have you tried the mid-fat style skis ? How's that compare to having two pairs ?

It's the logistics of having a couple of pair that puts me off slightly, I'd never know which pair to take in the morning.
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I used to have a pair of K2 Axis X Pros, which I think were about 75 waist. They were stiff skis that were great at crud-busting, very good in most powder, and pretty good on ice.
But they were too stiff for bumps, and in deep, light powder, they just weren't wide enough. It means I travel with two pairs of skis, and in the morning decide on which pair to take.
The decision is based on a couple of factors:
How are my knees/muscles feeling? If they are sore, then forget about the powder skis. Too much work on piste.
How much snow fell overnight/how were the conditions yesterday?

After that, I grab a pair, and go and enjoy the slopes.
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Interesting, your experience with the K2's is about what I'd say about the Atomic 11.20's and add that they're a bit long on occasion.

I suppose the reason I worry about having two pairs is I'd be forever wishing I had the other pair, I already do this with skis and a board
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Ise,

I have four pairs of skis but find myself skiing on a pair of Head Mad Trix Mojo's most of the time. They have almost identical dimensions to the Pocket Rockets making them good for power (but not as easy to ski as the PR's in powder conditions). They are stiffer than the PR's making them much better for piste skiing. Lighter skiers (ca sub 170lbs) tend to get along OK with the PR's whereas heavier/more agressive skiers call them blue noddles.

TP have some in stock .... look under "Skis AT & Telemark"
http://www.telemark-pyrenees.com/e_index.htm

They are very curly at the ends (technical term) so go long.
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DB a good pair of mid fats are Dynastar 74s. The big fat version is just too wide for sensible use on the piste but the 74s are IMHO a superb all mountain ski.
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David,
I've got a pair of Bandit XX's (74mm waist) which are similar to the Dynastars. They are great skis but wider skis are so much more fun in bottomless powder (must be my crap technique).
The Mojos are 90mm underfoot but they feel a lot narrower than the PR's on the piste. The Mojo's gain a lot more against the Bandits in the soft stuff than they loose on the piste.
The only time I don't take the Mojo's out is when it's really icy. They are also stable enough for me to keep up with my Austrian friends on the piste even though they're on race skis.
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DB wrote:
Ise,

I have four pairs of skis but find myself skiing on a pair of Head Mad Trix Mojo's most of the time. They have almost identical dimensions to the Pocket Rockets making them good for power (but not as easy to ski as the PR's in powder conditions). They are stiffer than the PR's making them much better for piste skiing. Lighter skiers (ca sub 170lbs) tend to get along OK with the PR's whereas heavier/more agressive skiers call them blue noddles.

TP have some in stock .... look under "Skis AT & Telemark"
http://www.telemark-pyrenees.com/e_index.htm

They are very curly at the ends (technical term) so go long.


Interesting, a ski described as being for offpiste acrobatics wouldn't have been the first thing I'd have looked at Toofy Grin

I've already got three pairs of mostly useable skis, some Beta Carves (too soft at high speed and visitors use them), some Xscreams (too soft, too long), some Beta Rides which I use mostly. The Rides are getting tired hence I'm looking for some replacement.
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