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1080's

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Probably the best PISTE ski on earth.

Last year I had PR's in foot deep powder every day and they are STILL the perfect ski for those conditions.

This year I started on PR's but the piste was a little to hard and the off piste was trashed by over use so I swapped for Atomic skiercross thingies. These were to stiff, heavy and only any good for going FAF GS style down blues and reds (not my bag).
Took them back and got 1080's......Good god almighty!
Hard pack, moguls, packed off piste, contours, natural 1/2 pipes, you name it these things rocked my skiing world.

If you get the chance give them a blast.
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It's not surprising U liked them when you're a PR fan - I think they have pretty similar characters to them.
Call me a Nu-skool-stick-in-the-mud but I'll still take the PR's though.

BTW, what lengths were U using in each?
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Told you they were brill - was I right or what? (I use 171)
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My son has been using them all season and thinks they are great too! He does say that if it is very icy they are a bit limiting and he uses his Atomics then.
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PR's are great in the deep but poor on the hard pack that was evident on some runs in La Plagne last week - I think it's due to the wide waist.
They are very similar to 1080's the way they ski (nice soft flex with a high rear tip)
1080's have a firmer flex and are a little thinner than the PR's and would certainly not get my vote in off piste powder (too thin) but they were awesome on the piste and in the bumps.
The atomics had to be ridden hard and stomped into the snow - I'm too lazy for all that crap. They had fantastic stability at high speed though which was quite a turn on at times.
I discovered PR's in Avoriaz last year where we had a 12-18" of NEW powder to play in each day. I thought I had won the lottery when I found that ski. It did everything I wanted and a whole lot more. This year I was dumb struck and dismayed when I found that they were really bad for piste bashing. The 1080's gave me the feeling that the PR's had the year before - absolute joy! Very Happy
I am using 175 for the PR's and 170 for the 1080's
In the last two seasons I've tried Xscreams, screams, head impulse, crossmax and a few others and PR's and 1080's win by a mile. If I was to buy a pair of skis (which I won't) it would be PR's AND 1080's
Only 4 week to go till my next trip..
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Me too.
Bought some SX9's this year and took them to France (expecting hard pistes), unfortunately (not!) it snowed hard so loads of powder - wished I had my 1080s rolling eyes
Went to Tahoe laste weekend expecting powder - pretty icy - wished I had my Atomics rolling eyes I love my 1080s though so it wasn't too bad (just not as good on hard stuff as the SX9's) and Tahoe skiing seems to involve lengthy treks across the car parks so the much lighter 1080s were definitely suited for that!!
Going to Whistler next week so I think I'm going to try and take both!! Confused

Stuart
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stuarth wrote:

Going to Whistler next week so I think I'm going to try and take both!! Confused



Good choice of resort!

I host the KGB er SCGB rep for Whistler at my house.. Fantastic skiing here this week, clear blue skies today. Very Happy

If you want a fun day in the backcountry then we normally get folk to rent skins etc from the Escape Route in Market Place and venture far out on Thursdays. (No charge for the guiding, but mine's a pint) Confused

Colin McCubbin
BASI CSIA CAA
Whistler
1-604-905-4618
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Hi Colin,
Thanks for the tour offer, unfortunately at the moment it seems to take me all my energy to get down the mountain - without having to walk up it too Smile At the moment the trek from the T-bar to the blackcomb glacier is about as far as I've walked up!! Embarassed
Still if you and/or the scgb rep fancy meeting up on the slopes (mainly just to ski down) or in the bar afterwards, then let me know. Cool

Stuart
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Had a great day in the coast mountains on the Jimmy Jimmy Galcier West of Squamish today with an A star helicopter, way easier than walking up hill! Very Happy

We'll be outside Black's Bar at 9 am in the morning, Thursda meeting up with a group to go touring for the day.

Friday is a down day for me to try and let our bodies recover, but the rep, Mark Smith will be meeting at 9 at Blacks on Friday to ski. He has his office hour at The Brewhouse from 4.15 to 5.15 so drop by and see him if you can.

Best wishes,

Colin McC
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