View Poll Results: Powder Skis
Nordica Enforcer 0 0%
Volkl Gotama 6 54.55%
Salomon Shogun 4 36.36%
K2 Kung Fujas 0 0%
Nordica The Zero 1 9.09%
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Old 01-08-2011   #1
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Powder Skis

What are some good, 90 to 110 mm underfoot skis for all terrain? Maybe Nordica The Zero or Volkl Gautama? In the 170 to 177 cm range. Thanks.

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Old 01-08-2011   #2
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Look at the shoguns, I have the 182's and they are awesome!

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Old 01-08-2011   #3
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Here is a bunch of reviews from Dogcatching over on Epic ski. He is a veteran reviewer and does a good job. I would see if you could get a demo on a set of Elan Spires but they be difficult to find depending on where you are at. The Watea 94 is another candidate getting top reviews.

Do a search on the member gear review forums on epicski and pay attention to reviewers who give their ability, body attributes, experience.

2011 Mid Fat Ski Reviews By Dawgcatching - EpicSki Community
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Old 01-09-2011   #4
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Old 01-10-2011   #5
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What do you want them for? Do you want a powder ski for inbounds or are you going to be off piste? I really think that the Dynastar Park&Pipe skis offer a great cut for powder and bumps though they're not billed for it and they may be a bit heavy if you're venturing into side country at all.
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Old 01-10-2011   #6
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Gotama or Obsethed
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Old 01-10-2011   #7
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rossi s7, line sir francis bacon, atomic access, and k2 kung fugas are all solid as well. Skied the s7 yesterday in steamboat and they are the most fun of the bunch (like them better than gotomas)
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Old 01-21-2011   #8
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I'm doing Bent Gate's demo program over the next few weeks, looking to get into a pair of rockered fatties, albeit in a tele setup.

This week, it's the Black Diamond Justice and the Surface Live Life. Next week K2 Sidestash and Icelantic Nomad. My buddy's also going to let me give his Rossi S3's a go.

These are all examples of America's obesity epidemic, tending towards the fatter end of your specs, with the Justice coming in at 115 mm in the waist at a 185 length and the rest in the 105-110 range at 181 cm.

I'll report back on my findings...
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Old 01-21-2011   #9
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I've only skied three or four times but the other day I rented a pair of the shoguns for the 17 inches at copper and they were really fun.
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Old 01-24-2011   #10
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I looked at the S 7's because a friend has them and loves them. None were in stock (or expected this year) so I ended up with the Atomic Access - more of an all mountain ski but great in powder. The more I ski them the more I like them. Plus, they are a couple hundred less than the S 7.

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