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Wanted..Powder Ski

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I will double post what follows here for advice and in Buy/Sell etc in the hope that somebody has something to offer for sale.

Perhaps I am after something that does not really exist...but here goes:

Male
85kg
5ft10in
Good skier, but not yet expert. I can ski pretty much anything (except proper narrow and steep couloirs).

I want an off piste ski that is still competent on piste, it doesn't have to be great...but competent at least.
Turn radius of no more than 20m...that really is the max.

Underfoot? "Enough" but no absolute upper or lower limit.

They key, key criteria is turnability. I want an easy to turn ski, that is MUCH more important to me than a big arching turn charging ski.

To be used in Verbier whenever there is enough snow and for bi-annual Japan trip.

Feel free to suggest something that is not necessarily a 2017 ski because that might be find-able too, and cheaper.


Last edited by Poster: A snowHead on Tue 9-01-18 19:11; edited 1 time in total
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@rungsp, you’re welcome to try my DPS Wailer 112’s. 184 but easy to ski. They just became redundant 😉. They’re in the locker at the apartment if you want to have a try.
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There’s also Millsy’s ex-rental 178´s in there that you can compare with. They are a bit long for her so available for cheap. Same construction as mine but blue colour
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Icelantic Nomad 168, vgc very easy to ski on or off piste. Almost new Salomon STH 13 for 327 boot. Looking for £100
https://www.flickr.com/gp/88030005@N02/5Kp954
Don’t worry about the short length as they are fully cambered and short radius so easy to turn and plenty of float in the deep stuff.
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I appreciate the offer @BertieG, but I am quite sure they are too short for what I want.
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Rossi Super 7 sounds like it was made for you. Sallie QST 118 too.
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agree about the super 7 but perhaps worth saying that radius is not a good predictor of "turnability" in this kind of ski simply because it is rare that you carve them, mainly about pivot and drift. For example my redeemers are extremely nimble in the trees.

That said, I think radius does matter for piste performance which @rungsp's does care about.
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Nordica Enforcer 185/100. Very turnable, very powerful on piste, plenty of float, Radius 18.5. Demo'd a few days ago, thought they were epic and will be upgrading my HnB's this year to them I think. My skier profile and yours are somewhat similar....
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coddlesangers wrote:
Nordica Enforcer 185/100. Very turnable, very powerful on piste, plenty of float, Radius 18.5. Demo'd a few days ago, thought they were epic and will be upgrading my HnB's this year to them I think. My skier profile and yours are somewhat similar....


The Enforcers are unquestionably brilliant and some of my favourite skis... but they're not powder skis and really don't match what the OP's asking for (IMHO)
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Got a brand new pair of Rossi 7s (I think the 180cm model need to check) that you can make me an offer for. Never been skied - bought them but got injured so couldn't go now lying around. Give me a shout if you're interested
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I have some Wailer 112s in 190cm which I’d let go to a good home. They are quiverkillered for Marker frame bindings and Dynafit TLTs so drilling new holes might be a challenge
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Salomon QST 106 sounds like a good match for you. One of those surfy style powder skis that can actually hold a good edge on groomers too.
Nordica Enforcer 110 would be a great choice too for similar reasons.
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Surprised no one even mentioned a Cham 97 or Mantra

https://www.outdoorgearlab.com/reviews/snow-sports/all-mountain-skis/dynastar-cham-2-0-97

https://www.outdoorgearlab.com/reviews/snow-sports/all-mountain-skis/volkl-mantra


This is far from a unique review - you find this stuff being said about them in many places
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dsoutar wrote:
Surprised no one even mentioned a Cham 97 or Mantra



He said he wanted a ski that was easy to turn rather than a charger. I suppose the rockered Mantra might fit that bill, but it wouldn't be my first choice for such a ski. For example I'd take the 90Eight over the Mantra for an easier ride - which is what I actually did for a daily AM ski.
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Atomic Automatics or Backland 117 great ski very versatile I have not skied the others in the range.
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I guess im looking for the same thing! im just a tad taller and a tad or two heavier Very Happy
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uktrailmonster wrote:
dsoutar wrote:
Surprised no one even mentioned a Cham 97 or Mantra



He said he wanted a ski that was easy to turn rather than a charger. I suppose the rockered Mantra might fit that bill, but it wouldn't be my first choice for such a ski. For example I'd take the 90Eight over the Mantra for an easier ride - which is what I actually did for a daily AM ski.


Cham 97 is hardly a charger - it's pretty light, and very turny - I think even in the longest length the turn radius is only 16m.
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Gämsbock wrote:
uktrailmonster wrote:
dsoutar wrote:
Surprised no one even mentioned a Cham 97 or Mantra



He said he wanted a ski that was easy to turn rather than a charger. I suppose the rockered Mantra might fit that bill, but it wouldn't be my first choice for such a ski. For example I'd take the 90Eight over the Mantra for an easier ride - which is what I actually did for a daily AM ski.


Cham 97 is hardly a charger - it's pretty light, and very turny - I think even in the longest length the turn radius is only 16m.


Sorry, I was referring to the Mantra with my comments. I'm not that familiar with Dynastar and they appear to have changed course in recent years from stiff chargers to more user-friendly AM skis.
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High Society Freeride Wide (124mm x 187cm) or PM Gear Lhasa Pow (112mm x 191cm) of interest?
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Mission accomplished.

I borrowed Bobinch's DPS Wailer 112's and they are exactly what I was looking for....and he succumbed to my pleading and sold them to me.

Competant on piste, and superb off piste...easy to turn, really building confidence.

JJs would have been the other choice...anybody with my type of criteria should contact gorilla who has a pair advertised in buy/sell
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