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Gear Review

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Great first pair of "fat" skis

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

If you've been skiing for a while and are starting to get a little curious about all that deep, fluffy stuff, these are the perfect sticks to get you rippin powder like the pros.
It's not a very stiff ski, so if you're already a really experienced/aggressive skier, look elsewhere.
I'm 5'7, 135lbs and a pretty experienced skier. I ride these in a 171cm, and use them as a resort/side-country setup with some Marker Barons.
They hold well edge to edge and make nice arching turns with a little pop coming out.
I do feel myself out-skiing these on really deep days, and find myself wishing for a stiffer pair of skis for the really gnarly days.

For everything else, these skis work great. Again, I would suggest these for an intermediate/casual advanced skier looking for a first ski for powder.

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One more ski-
the Line Prophet 90's would also be a killer ski for east coast conditions

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Hey Jack,
These skis would be great for you if you think you'll be getting into some powder out there.
They do pretty well on the hardpack here, but they are a little wide, so it's a bit trickier to get them on edge to turn(I'd even go as far to say it gets a little tiring to turn on hard snow).
Ask yourself this- how much time are you going to spend on groomers vs off trail?
If you'll be more on groomers, the Atomic Alibi and Rossi Experience will be a little bit better. They're slightly more narrow, and have a Ti laminate that will make them a little better for hardsnow

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Nice review. I'm looking for my first pair of skis and I'd consider myself an intermediate skier. I'll be in vermont next year so could you tell me how these skis will do in icy conditions?