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Chris Rueli wrote an answer about on September 6, 2013

Adam,

Check out the Marker Jester Schitzo binding.. They allow you to push your mount up or back several centimeters with a key.. I used them for a season. I'd push them back on deep days, and forward when it was hard pack or I planned on hitting the park.

As for now, I am on the regular Marker Jester. The idea of having cables linked into my bindings seemed a bit weird, but it is a good product.

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Chris Rueli wrote a question about on January 15, 2013

Can The Shoguns Handle the East Like Colorado? I Lived in Colorado in 2009-2010 and skied the 182 Shoguns through anything, including packed, ice and crud, and feel like they could handle the terrain in the east. (I'm 5'9" 155 lbs). I'm living on the east coast now and am tempted to purchase the 173's.

I'm coming off a pair of 184 Salomon Sentinels, which were too long given their architectural characteristics (flat tail would clip bumps and prohibit me from making tight turns in the woods).

Would you recommend the 182 or 173 for the east, and occasion trip out west, if I'm skiing maybe 10-15 days a year. The thing that turned me off most about the Sentinel was the fact that I'd always be tempted to stop my line in the woods because they were too hard to move around.

Of course, I could rip the 182s, and they may be a bit better for the mountains out west, but for ripping groomers and skiing bumps and glades in the east, would the 173 be a better weapon? I definitely ski aggressively and charge, which is why I wonder if the 173 will provide sufficient stability while screaming down a groomer at 50 mph.

I initially wanted to try the Salomon Rocker2 108, but after learning about its instability at high speeds due to its design, I think I can rule that ski out for the east -- would you agree?

Thanks!

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Chris Rueli wrote a question about on January 11, 2012

Are these much stiffer compared with the Hestra Heli gloves? I see the extra leather inserts on the thumb and index finger, and know there is a Gore-Tex layer, in addition to somewhat different materials used. I'm just wondering if this glove is going to feel too stiff while gripping ski poles compared with the Heli gloves.

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Chris Rueli wrote an answer about on December 22, 2011

I'm 5'9 155 lbs. and since they are out of 177's I'll be skiing the 184's for in the east this year. I consider myself an expert skier and love glades and bumps. Will the extra 7 cm hold back my maneuverability much?

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Chris Rueli wrote a question about on December 20, 2011

Should I Buy The Shoguns or Sentinels for the East? I Lived in Colorado in 2009-2010 and skied the 182 Shoguns through anything, including packed, ice and crud, and feel like they could handle the terrain in the east. (I'm 5'9" 155 lbs). I'm living on the east coast now and am tempted to purchase the 173's, but I'm not sure that's the best choice given what I'll be skiing in the east.

I ski aggressively and had no problem with glades and groomers (and powder, but that's beside the point) in Colorado on the Shoguns. They turned well and the rockers made them extremely poppy. I figure if I back down in size I'll have no problem skiing the east, but is there another ski I should be buying?

I know the Sentinel will handle the east better, but I'm looking for some opinions. I'm undecided as I enjoy bumps and glades, but also love cruising in powder, which the east does occasionally see. There could be the occasional trip out West.

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Chris Rueli wrote a question about on December 20, 2011

Can The Shoguns Handle the East Like Colorado? I Lived in Colorado in 2009-2010 and skied the 182 Shoguns through anything, including packed, ice and crud, and feel like they could handle the terrain in the east. (I'm 5'9" 155 lbs). I'm living on the east coast now and am tempted to purchase the 173's, but I'm not sure that's the best choice given what I'll be skiing in the east.

I ski aggressively and had no problem with glades and groomers (and powder, but that's beside the point) in Colorado on the Shoguns. They turned well and the rockers made them extremely poppy. I figure if I back down in size I'll have no problem skiing the east, but is there another ski I should be buying?

I know the Sentinel will handle the east better, but I'm looking for some opinions. I'm undecided as I enjoy bumps and glades, but also love cruising in powder, which the east does occasionally see. There could be the occasional trip out West.

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Chris Rueli wrote an answer about on November 21, 2009

Just bought the 182s and im 5'9" 155-160. The ski has a rocker skis on the shorter side, from what I've heard. As posted in a previous comment, "If you want the ski for what it was truly designed for, go 182." It also depends where you will be using these beasts. VT or out west? Makes a difference. You will have more control with the 182 and will become a more burly skier w/ the larger sticks.

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Chris Rueli wrote a question about on November 16, 2009

I just moved to Breckenridge for the season and plan on skiing back country, bumps, glades, bowls and hopefully lots of powder. Im stuck between the Shogun 173 and the 182. I'm 5'9" 155 and am an aggressive/expert skier. I'd like to be able to do some spins in the park, but def don't want to compromise what I really came here to do and end up drowning in pow on a short set of sticks. Would 182 be too long for the late season bumps and the thick woods? Would 173 be too short and will I sink when we get dumped on? What do ya think? Any info on the turning radius between the two size differences? Ive heard these are slow to turn so I am not sure about the larger ski.

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