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Piste Skis - downhill type

 Poster: A snowHead
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Hi all,
First post here - used the forum in the past for reading but not for posting

I've owned a pair of Fischer all mountain skis for nearly 5 years - Fischer Motive 86 (175cm) - and I really like them - been good on all the trips ive been on
But I am beginning to get a little bit bored of them - the salesman did tell me the skis will likely last 10 years but you may be bored of them in 5 - seem he was right
I dont do a huge amount of off-piste skiing but the fischers have been good off piste when i have
- but could happily do a trip all on piste if i was on main piste skis and if i went to a resort which was big on off piste could take the fischers instead
Am not a huge fan of the big carver skis - quite like the straighter ones - more like a downhill/gs race ski - though not going to be doing any actual competition racing

Was looking at the Head World Cup Rebel skis - found a few that are nearly the sort that i like the sound of but nothing quite right
Looking for something a bit longer than my current 175cm skis but don't think I want to get anything much longer than 190cm.
Dont want to spend a fortune if i can avoid it, and ideally dont want to have to get bindings drilled afterwards - happy getting skis with adjustable bindings

This was probably the closest i'd found:
http://www.snowleader.co.uk/en/wc-rebels-igsr-ab-pr11-2017-HEAD00113.html?size=180%20cm

I guess am after some suggestions - can give more info to help narrow it down but want something a bit different
Ideally i guess would like to go with a ski ive tried but happy to go on ratings/reviews

Thanks in advance
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@stonysleep Very Happy

No suggestions on skis (not enough experience) just wanted to say welcome to snowheads.
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@stonysleep, on a more serious note, you don't actually say why you're bored with them, nor what you really want.

Difficult to buy a poor ski these days.

Do you think you have just outgrown them and want something a little more performant?
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Thanks all and apologies for not replying back till now

Very valid questions under_a_new_name:
I tend to agree that am sure I will be happy with whatever I go for
The reason I think I am getting bored with them is no criticism of the skis more that skiing on the same skis each trip while I know that the skis will be good I am almost getting too used to how they perform. In addition to the realisation that I am spending most time on piste, having all mountain skis are not taking advantage of the piste as much
To satisfy both and because i feel like buying new skis i thought something different, something longer, something more designed for the piste, and because it could be fun something faster.

So in answer to you last question not necessarily grown out of the or more performant, just different
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@stonysleep, how heavy are you? that will affect the length of ski you go for.

Sounds like a GS cheater ski maybe fun but you will need to "drive" them rather than park and ride? I have this model (from a few years back) that I am very pleased with.

http://www.skiclub.co.uk/skiclub/membersonly/skitests/ski.aspx/2016/Volkl-Code-Speedwall-L-UVO

this ski was also on my shortlist, but got a very good deal on the Speedwall L Smile

http://www.skiclub.co.uk/skiclub/membersonly/skitests/ski.aspx/2016/Atomic-Redster-XTi
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I am almost getting too used to how they perform


Why is this a bad thing? I did circa 360 days on my last skis and other than being delighted from an economic view, the fact I knew exactly what the skis would do given control inputs meant I had one less thing to worry about.

Fischer Motive 86s are not true all mountain skis afaics. Bit piste oriented, bit intermediate.

Different skis aren't faster. You just might feel more comfortable going faster. I back to backed Blizzard Bonafides vs Elan Ripstick 98s (?) or something at the start of the season and the Blizzards gave me as much confidence as my 203 SGs and the Ripsticks as much as my Mum's 1970s Compact 150s. I still can't find the red line on the Bonafides.

How heavy are you? 175s not necessarily that short...
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They are almost giving away 35m radius GS skis at the moment wink
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