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Old 12-06-2004   #1
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What A/T Skis should I buy?

I have BD havocs and would like to get something softer, forgiving, and easier to ski. I'm 45 6'3" and 205. Maybe something 82-88 wide. I ski around Aspen. Thanks for the help.

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Old 12-06-2004   #2
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my little sister might have a pair of skies to give you....

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That's great I'll ask her tonight.
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ahahahahahahahahahahahha - nice one Doc!

Try this board -
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Old 12-06-2004   #5
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Hi Doc,

If cost is important to you, consider this - there are plenty of non-"AT" skis that will work just fine in the backcountry. I'm thinking of some of the more shapely skis (not full-blown shape skis) and earlier models with lots of sidecut that may be sitting in the 50% off sale rack right now. I saw some discounted skis last fall for $75 - $100 that would've worked beautifully as AT skis. If you know that flex characteristics you're looking for (soft shovel and tail) and how to size up a ski, there are a lot more options than a $400 pair of specialized boards.

Nothing in the world is more yielding and gentle than water. Yet it has no equal for conquering the resistant and tough. The flexible can overcome the unbending; the soft can overcome the hard. - Lao Tse
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Old 12-07-2004   #6
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I ski berthoud and the surrounding area quite a bit, and I find that skiing a foam core mid fat ski is pretty forgiving, quick and light. The pocket rocket, the bandit b3 or b4, or the Atomic ex are great skis, especially with freeride bindings. They make good tele skiis as well.

I hope this helps.

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