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The last couple of BB's I've hired Slalom skis (Redster Edge SL) 170's and they've been great.

But, I'm wondering if I should try something a bit more 'all mountain' - or at least a bit wider than a slalom. I ski on piste, don't mind a bit of the soft stuff at the edge or to cut a corner, 20 weeks or so skiing so technically fairly good but not overly confident if it's gets tricky or steep. 6ft and 16st. Love going fast on cruisey runs snowHead snowHead

Previously I tended to have GS ski but the slalom (to my surprise!) felt really good.

What does the collective think?
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Head titans or Salomon xdr84s
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Head Supershape are certainly great fun. Also consider the iRally.
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So what sort of shape/style are they? And should I find them easyish to turn?

And of course are they likely to be in the hire shops!
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I’d say worth trying something like the Blizzard Brahma, or the Mantra M5 just to see what they’re like...
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If you hire, then why not? Try out as much as you can and get an insight into what different skis handle like, what they reveal about your skiing preferences and style/technique, etc. You've got different widths/waists, different stiffnesses and different radii, never mind whatever other clever stuff they do these days.
Get a "VIP" hire package so you can swap them over every day if you want.
I always used to ski SL type skis, 70 waist and short, then bought some longer 85 waist twin tip all mountain rockers on spec. Took a while to get used to, but has opened a world more of fun and improved my technique (maybe wink ) by their differences.
Go forth and enjoy!
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@martinm, having read loads of reviews whilst researching for skis for myself; the new Rossignol Experience 88 ti gets very good reviews. They all say it carves really well, but there's enough under foot to have some fun on the sides.

The Titans are nice skis. I found them easy to turn at the Oktobertest, but they were a little to stiff for me, cos of the titanium plate and I'm not very heavy. You'd have no problems. No offence intended. Very Happy

This review is worth a read, and the video imbedded is also worth watching. http://www.skiessentials.com/Chairlift-Chat/2018-90mm-Ski-Comparison/
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@martinm, if it’s the hire shop at the BB in Arabba you’re thinking about, unless they’ve massively upgraded their range, I’m not sure you’ll get the kind of thing @under a new name suggests Confused

I went in there with someone two years ago after a couple of days fresh – he asked for the fattest thing available... I think they were maybe 85... The Dolomiti Italians are not big users of anything remotely long or fat.

You should get some piste skis though.
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@martinm, Get over it. Toofy Grin Twisted Evil wink

Review of the 88 ti - http://www.skiessentials.com/Chairlift-Chat/2019-Rossignol-Experience-88-Ti-Ski-Review
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@martinm, It's not just where you like to ski, it's also how you like to ski, one of the guys that skis with us likes to go everywhere in a 50mph side slide and I'm at the other end of the scale, obsessed with carving every turn, requiring two very different skis for the same terrain.
When I was looking for a wider ski for offpiste, I looked for a small turn radius too, so they would still be fun to carve at silly angles on piste.
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martinm wrote:
So what sort of shape/style are they? And should I find them easyish to turn?

And of course are they likely to be in the hire shops!

The Heads are versatile, easy to turn recreational "Slalom Feel" skis.
Hire shops are likely to have the Magnum.....which are similar, but a little narrower than the iRally.
They all have a tight radius of around 13m - 14m. https://www.head.com/shop/en-GB/ski/skis.html/
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If you are talking for next BB I would say ski nico by the burz lift has best rental selection in town, he is also happy to bring in kit from his 2 other stores if you know what you are looking for.
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