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Hi so I've just sold my salomon suspect skis I had and I'm looking to get something less parky! Been looking at Nordica Soul Rider 2013 and Patron 2013 models but I'm not sure if the Patron will be a bit wide under foot. I have also been advised to try and have a shot on the Atomic Theory and Alibi as they're apparently excellent this year. Also looked at the Line Bacons and K2 Kung Fujas.

Basically I'm looking for a twin tip all mountain ski with a rocker tip and tail that I can go everywhere on. I go out to BC a lot so want some width for the powder days in and out the trees but at the same time need something that will be solid on a groomer back here in Europe.

I'm an intermediate to advanced skier with a bit of an untidy technique in the trees but pretty solid out making bigger turns. I ski pretty hard but also looking for something not too heavy that is poppy and fun.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, also on ski length. I'm 5'11'' and about 78kg

Thanks
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Praxis MVP. I've got a 20% off code, if you like Twisted Evil
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Serriadh wrote:
Praxis MVP. I've got a 20% off code, if you like Twisted Evil


Where are they available from, google came back with nothing!
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Praxis Skis. Getting their Google rank up is evidently not a high priority for them!

There's a review or two of the MVPs floating around. Biggest downside is that they're a US company, and getting skis posted across the atlantic and through customs is a wee bit of a hassle, so I was only being semi-serious wink They make very nice kit though.

The contact length is probably a little short if you were expecting to spend a lot of time on piste... but then it is tricky to find a ski that will do deep, soft tree skiing and hard icy pistes well. So spend less time on piste!


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Thanks, they do look nice but I'd already looked into my brother ordering me Nordica's direct through the hill he works at in BC but the shipping costs and duty taxes are pretty wild!

Do you find the 110 under foot ok on the harder packed stuff?
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ca1der, Look for S/H 182 Czar, big smearer so rockered skis like a 160, good on piste, trees, slush and powder. Get on the fronts and centre on very hard snow to get edge bite and carve.
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ca1der wrote:
Do you find the 110 under foot ok on the harder packed stuff?


Well, it certainly isn't as good as using a proper piste ski... it is obviously a compromise. Whether it matters to you or not is a completely different issue! If you're expecting to spend a lot of time on harder snow, either get something skinnier or stop trying to find one ski that'll do everything. A sensibly chosen quiver of 2 would sort you right out, and if you use binding inserts it shouldn't cause any hassle when it comes to ski carriage on planes, either.
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