Seth Ferguson

Seth Ferguson

Park City Utah

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Heidi's Bio

I am a skier. Every thought that runs through my head is about skiing. I've been skiing since I was very little and I still can't get enough of it. I'm constantly stoked about how I live in Utah, only an hour from Snowbird, Alta, Solitude, Brighton, Deer Valley, Park City, The Canyons, and our local mountain, Sundance.

My park skis are Surface No Times. My Pow/BC Jib skis are Surface Live Life 2's.

Check out my vimeo. I got some stuff on there.

http://vimeo.com/user1220963

Also, if you've heard of Newschoolers, here's a link to my profile:

http://newschoolers.com/ns/members/profile/member_id/116236/

ALSO if you ever wanna ask me something my email is:

utah free skier at gmail dot com.

Seth Ferguson

Seth Ferguson wrote an answer about on October 26, 2009

It might be a little stiff for effortless butters, but I think you could probably muscle some butters, because they really aren't THAT stiff compared to a lot of other park skis. If you want a really buttery ski, the line invader is as soft as it gets.

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Seth Ferguson

Seth Ferguson wrote an answer about on October 7, 2009

I own anthems, and I'd say afterbangs are more snappy, and a little stiffer. Anthems are just soft and buttery. And DEFINITELY get 177's. 166 is TINY.

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Seth Ferguson

Seth Ferguson wrote an answer about on October 3, 2009

I highly recommend the Marker Jester binding. It has proven to be very reliable and durable over time. I have had the same Jesters since the 07/08 season (I probably have 200+ days of park skiing on these), and they have held up well and feel great every time I step in.

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Seth Ferguson

Seth Ferguson wrote an answer about on September 15, 2009

Are you going to be skinning on your new skis in the backcountry, or just hiking, etc...

Because it kind of depends if you are using skins, I'll assume you're not.

Have you looked at this years JJ? Steller all around ski, you should put some consideration into that. But EP pros are gonna be way softer than hellbents, both do alright on the hardpack, and survive the park. I'd say the main difference, is that the EP is way more forgiving, and playful, and the Hellbent is stiffer and can charge harder. I'm almost positive the EP pros are lighter than Hellbents just for reference. Hope that helps a little.

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Seth Ferguson

Seth Ferguson wrote an answer about on September 15, 2009

A bit wide, but I've seen people ski the park on them. They are actually pretty close to symmetrical, so I'd imagine they wouldn't be half bad. A lot of people rep fat skis in the park nowadays, you could give it a try.

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Seth Ferguson

Seth Ferguson wrote an answer about on September 15, 2009

There are a LOT better park skis out there, and if you're spending about half your day in the park, you'd probably want something better. There are a LOT of choices of skis that fit what you're looking for.

I would recommend the Line Chronic for a similar type of ski, but a lot better than the S2. I have had experience with them and they do really well all around, and kill the park.

But I personally ski about 90% park 10% mountain, and I ski the Line Anthems, which hold up actually pretty well all around. I've skied them in waist deep fresh at Snowbird, and I got to the bottom, so they must be alright.

Bottom Line: Money better spent elsewhere.

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Seth Ferguson

Seth Ferguson wrote an answer about on August 31, 2009

The size for you would really be a tough call, because k2's run pretty long. The 169's would probably run about as tall as you, or a little shorter. The 179's would be above your head a good amount. I found from experience that k2's generally run around 3-4cm longer than printed. I think you'd be happy with both sizes, but I think the 169 will be enough ski for you. The 179 might just bog you down.

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Seth Ferguson

Seth Ferguson wrote an answer about on August 31, 2009

I'm 5'10 180lbs, so that's pretty close to you, but I would definitely recommend the 179 size for you, the 169 would feel too short because of the rocker. As for a mounting position, if you are planning to ride switch in the pow, mount center, if you are planning to ski it mainly forwards, a good safe call is around 2 or 3 cm back from center, because the ski is designed to be ridden more in the middle, it just skis better like that.

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Seth Ferguson

Seth Ferguson wrote an answer about on August 2, 2009

I don't know much about skiing east coast, because I live in Utah, but I actually have both of those skis laying around my house, and I have a lot of experience with both. They are both super solid skis, they have similar flex, and are very similar on the snow. The Chronics really pull ahead in the park, because they are closer to symmetrical than the Extremes. Chronics do a lot better center mounted, and overall are more of a park ski than Extremes. You really have to decide if you would rather have a ski more oriented towards the park, or more all-mountain. The Chronics can still rip the whole mountain, but the Extremes are more oriented to it. If I were to buy either pair, I'd go with the Chronics, becaues I'm willing to give up a bit of all-mountain performace for a better park ski. There is not really a ski out there that is "best for doing everything". And also, a lot of what your ski does best depends on where you mount your binding, which is a whole different topic. But the bottom line is, if you choose a ski that is "better for everything" that kinda means that it "sucks at everything" too. Because the best skis in every category are super specific to what they're designed for. Just choose something that you want your skis to be good for, then live with them when your skiing everything else. Thats what it really comes down too. Wow, long rant, Hope it helps a bit.

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Seth Ferguson

Seth Ferguson wrote an answer about on August 2, 2009

Definitely get the 161's. Especially if you are planning to center mount the ski, because they will feel a lot lighter and shorter when they're mounted center. 151's would seriously be too small.

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Seth Ferguson

Seth Ferguson wrote an answer about on March 26, 2009

It really depends on your weight. You should look up how high of DIN you are with a DIN calculator (you can find these searching in google) to see what setting you need. If it's not too overkill for your weight, I recommend the Marker Griffin binding.

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