Rick Schwartz

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Rick Schwartz

Rick Schwartz wrote a question about on March 26, 2010

New to AT and cant decide between the markers or fritschi. Will be 80% resort & 20% back/slack. I'm 175lb. 51 yr old expert no more out west. Chose k2 backlash 174cm. Ski pretty hard inbounds 20+ days/20+ per day. Duke or Baron make a diff? Taking skis off to tour is a drag but are the Fritschi's worthly of this much downhill? Can release from tour mode easily? Will they hold up as long as the markers or visa versa? Also heard of the plate attached to the ski with the markers being subject to ice build up causing problems in tour mode when boot comes back down to ski and can break off. Bummer unless you want to boot out. I know its alot to ask, just tryin to make the best decision. Thanks

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Rick Schwartz

Rick Schwartz wrote a review of on January 29, 2009

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Kirkwood,Ca. two days after 2 feet of a warm storm. Perfect day to demo fat powder skis in not so perfect conditions so you can see how they preform outside the envelope if you know what I mean.Three runs on my outlaws then to the demo shack for fatty's. 1st, rossi s6 186 to the groomers and tight trees (groomers yes, tight trees heavy snow - no). 2nd, rossi sc97 mid 180cm. Fun ski but to much like the outlaw in dimension but much lighter. 3rd, obsethed 179 cm. Wow! I didn't think fat skis would handle like that. Crud, trees, groomers at speed OMG! 4th, obsethed 189cm. thinking that I would want to ski them long when pow's in town. I was wrong. I'm 5'11" 175 and the 189's were too much for me. I could do absolutely anything I wanted on the 179'S. You could get into trouble on these till you realize you really don't have wings. I should demo some others too be fair but I ran out of time.
After my short time on these skis and in these conditions, I'd buy them in a second. Fun- Fun- Fun

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