Advice for next pair of skis

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The guy likes bumps and is looking at 84mm waisted skis with less rocker and metal, and you jump in and recommend a 106mm waised ski with big rocker and no metal?

Come on, man. Listen to what the guy wants.
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I respectfully disagree.  The fact that he’s asking for advice obviously means he doesn’t really know what he wants.  Duh!

If you read what was being said, instead of what you want to read, you might be more open to expressing opinions/options to him, which he is ASKING FOR!  If all you ever recommend to someone is something they are already on, or something they think (but don’t know) they (might?) want....well, how the hell are they ever going to learn anything, of find something different they might very well enjoy?  I’m simply suggesting he take a look.  Guess what......every “106mm waisted ski with big rocker and no metal” might not be what it seems to a closed minded person such as yourself!

Yes, he’s “looking at” 84mm waisted skis......because that is what he is used to.  He didn’t say he was closed to other options.  As for the “big rocker”, the Marksman doesn’t have the tail rocker that the Powertrak 84 does, so it keeps more ski to snow.  Oh, and just maybe a little wider ski would also eliminate some of the “I’m only on 3/4 of a ski” feeling.  Here’s a tidbit that your level of reading comprehension might have caused you to miss....he seems to be looking for something with a LONGER turn radius, which the Marksman would provide.  Longer turn radius, on a more stable platform, constructed with a swing weight that keeps it nimble not just in the park, but also in the bumps and trees.  Darned if that doesn’t sound like something he’s looking for!  Another clue for you....in today’s day and age of advanced materials metal isn’t the only way to achieve a degree of stiffness and energy.  I can name a number of expert level skis over the years that have come in both metal and non-metal versions....with many expert testers preferring the non-metal.  Oh, and I’ll bet you I love bumps and trees more than he does (90% of my time when available) and I love the Marksman in the bumps and trees.

Fact of the matter is the Marksman doesn’t ski like your typical 106mm waisted ski with big rocker and no metal.  It’s a fairly unique and quite versatile ski.  Have you skied it?

No....ok then, why don’t you quit bitching about my suggestion and provide one of your own.
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As for the “big rocker”, the Marksman doesn’t have the tail rocker that the Powertrak 84 does, so it keeps more ski to snow.  
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What do I recommend? How about the Blizzard Brahma? How about the Head Kore 93?

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Umm....that’s straight from K2.

SKI shows every ski with any rocker/camber/rocker construction the same, but of course they aren’t all built the same.

Ok, tell us the benefits of those skis, and how they address what he is looking for.
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Okay, I just looked at a couple of shop websites, and I guess they were wrong on the tail rocker.

Still amazing that you'd recommend a ski that prefers long turns to a guy that likes bumps.

The two choices I made have good edge hold on groomers, good recommendations from friends, shorter turning radiuses for bumps, and some kind of stiffening agent in the ski (metal in the Brahma, or Graphene in the Head, which I enjoy on my Head Monsters).

Anyway, if someone tells you what they want, you should probably believe them, and not tell them that they *actually* want a 106mm waisted long turner that excels in powder.
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Still amazing that you'd recommend a ski that prefers long turns to a guy that likes bumps.
Still amazing that you don’t seem to be paying any attention to what he said, that he wants a ski with a LONGER turning radius, one that is still nimble and agile in the bumps!  I told him about a ski he could check out that I’ve personally skied on and know checks both those boxes.  You are good at looking up words on other skis, maybe you should do the same regarding the Marksman!  It’s much more than just a longer radius ski that excels in powder.  Fuck, do you even know who Fujas and Pettit are?

The skis you suggested, based on words on paper and from your friends, are fine, although not much more than a wider, stiffer version of what he’s got now.  They are the very kind of ski I bought years ago, sans the rocker.  I guess you didn’t really notice....it hasn’t been very long and Dom is in the market again, obviously not currently satisfied with what his current skis can do for him.  Given that, recommending something other than a slightly evolved version of same didn’t seem so crazy to me!

Listen, I’m not “telling Dom what he wants”.  I’m simply a guy, who was him a bunch of years ago, giving some data points and observations on a ski I’ve ended up on that I really enjoy.  One I think might actually fit him if he tried it and finds he’s comfortable on a little wider ski.  Not everyone is, I know.  However, my input was well though out and valid, and putting the info out there didn’t cause harm to anyone....other than you, apparently.  So, why don’t you lower your leg there big dog!
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Fuck, do you even know who Fujas and Pettit are?
Wow, you don't know me at all.

Keep making dumb recommendations and extremely long posts to justify your dumb recommendations. You're doing great. More jump turns, and you can ski on anything!
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Why is it you can follow me and pick a fight anywhere I go?  I’m really starting to worry about you, man!

Hey, I know you are no skiing dummy.....but when you go around saying Pep Fujas is out there designing purely powder skis...well, it seems your sense goes out the window just so you can give me shit!

Hey, you apparently like SKI mag, I think it might have been thems that just had a technique article on the.......jump turn!  (Insert middle finger emoji)
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Why haven't you mentioned that your favorite ski is asymmetric, meaning you have to tune it twice as much (cause you can't just switch skis when one set of edges gets dull). Don't you think that Dom might want to know that?

And I'm not picking on you. I'm just responding to posts I consider to be poor posts. If you feel attacked, maybe it's because you're making a lot of poor posts lately.
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Ummm....I did, and I think if he decides to check them out he might be able to figure that out.  Talk about poor posts.....

Really, to anyone but you I come across like someone trying to share information I think could be useful (even if it isn’t), whereas you just come off like an asshole.
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