Advice for next pair of skis

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JTG4eva! wrote
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.
Okay.

The guy who calls me an asshole is less of an asshole than the guy who didn't call anyone any names. Got it.

I'm sure Dom is very happy about where this discussion went.
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Peace, love, and tranquility.  

All these recs are very helpful.  I am thinking more about the Head Monster 88 - someone in my clinic uses it and raves about it.  Will research the Kore and other recs here more and keep you guys posted.  

I appreciate you all taking the time to post.  
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DomB wrote
Peace, love, and tranquility.  

All these recs are very helpful.  I am thinking more about the Head Monster 88 - someone in my clinic uses it and raves about it.  Will research the Kore and other recs here more and keep you guys posted.  

I appreciate you all taking the time to post.
I have those skis in a 178 and like them very much. They're awesome on groomed and ski bumps well. On the downside they're turny (so ya gotta be wanting to make turns) and a bit heavy. Solid, though. And they have no speed limit on groomers. I also have the Monster 98, in a 184, which I also like, but not as much as the 88s. In the 98, the weight becomes more of an issue, and it could definitely use more rocker because it sinks a bit too much for me in pow.

I like the Monster 88 for sure. It's a good pick.
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JTG4eva! wrote
Sean Pettit has been taking home big mountain trophies on these things since they’ve been out...
If I was a real asshole, I'd take issue with this, too. Doesn't Pettit ski on the Pettitor? Like he did here?

http://www.espn.com/xgames/video/13754332/real-ski-backcountry-2015-sean-pettit

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Ummm.....I never called you an asshole, MC.  There go your reading comprehension skills betraying you again!

It seems you may have missed it....but it’s not 2015 anymore.  You need me to come over and fix your clocks?  


Good luck with the search Dom!  Whatever it ends up being, I hope you find that perfect ski that gets you to the next level, both skill and fun-wise.
We REALLY need a proper roll eyes emoji!!
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You said he's been taking home big mountain trophies on those skis... What has he won? Let me know. This seems important to you.
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No, it’s not that important to me.  While Pettit’s current setup includes the Marksman, you are right, he hasn’t won anything the past couple of years.  It’s a different skier who has won recently on the Marksman but I can’t find it right now and I’m out of time for your games.  Only you could turn an innocent ski recommendation into a pissing match.  Call that what you will....
We REALLY need a proper roll eyes emoji!!
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Blap.  Nortica enforcer 93. 2 sheets of metal 14 and a half degree turning radius. Great all mountain ski.  Not expensive I use it 90 percent of the time. It's not a great floater... Not great at speeds over 40 but very dependable and predictable. If you're over 5'8 go with the 185. It's a keeper
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Thanks TJ - very helpful data.  I was literally just thinking, 'but can [any of these wider skis] ski when there is boiler-plate ish conditions too.  I love the bumps and trees, but the bumps at Belle are usually icy (I still enjoy skiing them) and the trees are not often in play.  

Sounds like you use your Enforcer the vast majority of your time at WF.  What do you use the other 10 percent of time?

Fair to say the 93 would likely float better than the Powertrack 84 (which floats just fine)?  Maybe not as the PT has a ridiculously early rise in the tips (like at least 7-10 cm early).  

Best - D
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And TJ will the Enforcer handle 5-7 inches of fresh snow?  Even in bad seasons, Belle gets those types of conditions (with refills and some depth) enough that I would care about it.  
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