DSKooner100156296

DSKooner100156296

Pdx. Play in the Hood

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DSKooner100156296 wrote a question about on November 10, 2014

Hey everyone,
Well, I recently bought a pair of the Scouts, by Blizzard, which have the same dimensions, etc, as the Cochise, but are absent the metal of the Cochise, making the Scout a softer ski.
My dilemma: First, I have an older pair of the Atomic Nomads, approx. 87 or so in the waist, very good for groomers, etc, and I have a pair of newer(thanks to my son convincing me!), Atomic Bent Chetlers for the deeper days. I'm basically looking to fill the middle ground between the two skis, something on the order of a 100+cm. waist, all-mountain ski, to give me a little more stability/floatation for crud busting, etc, than the Nomads. So, I demoed a pair of the Cochise last spring, (one run only, unfortunately), but let them rip on a high, wide open slope up at Meadows on Hood. Loved the feel of them, that cross between the soft and surfy feel of the Bents, and the metal, stiffer ski of the Nomads.
So, my dilemma, I bought the Scouts, a softer version of the Cochise, at a ski swap, as I took the advice of a friend that the Cochise was "meant for younger, harder chargers," and that the Scout would be more lively, friendlier for someone with my legs.
I am 53, just over 6ft, weigh about 185 on a good day, and ski fairly aggressively/fast, at least on the groomers. Can I keep up with my 19 yr. old son? Maybe not, but I'm not far behind. Anyway, got home, began reading the reviews, and while the Scout does appear softer/bit livelier, it sounds like it might not hold up as well at speed, or power through the crud like the Cochise, etc. I got the 185's, btw. Sounds like it's a good, soft ski for soft snow conditions, but maybe not as stable at speed. .
So, sorry to write a small novel here, but, I honestly don't know what to do, ie, whether to turn around and sell these and go for the Cochise, or another similar ski, or just keep these Scouts.
Advice/insights would be most appreciated!
Thanks in advance!

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DSKooner100156296 wrote a question about on April 28, 2013

Hey everyone,
I have a chance to get me a pair of this years' Bents, demos, w/bindings, for a very good price. 183" in length. However, after reading some of these reviews. . . I'm left a-wondering. . . Atomic Auto's? Armada JJ's? etc. . .
I currently ride a pair of Atomic Nomads, which are fine for the harder days, etc, but, watching my 17yr. old son absolutely shred on his pair of Bents, and listening to him talk about how they've made him a better skier, etc, I decided I prolly needed a more dedicated pow/potato ski. I am a 51yr.old father, but am still a decent charger(not as much as him!), just in a more traditional way. I also realize I might have to "learn" a new way of skiing with these, or any other fatty rockered ski, but. . . I'm ready to take that on, I spose. . . Anyway, just feeling a little nervous before pulling the $$ trigger on these, and wanting to get the right pair of skis! Thanks for your opinions!

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DSKooner100156296 wrote a question about on November 18, 2011

Alright, comparing this now to the Arcteryx Atom SV hoody.
Looks like the Atom SV is slightly heavier than the micropuff, different insulation with the Coreloft vs. the Primaloft. How is Coreloft compared to Primaloft?
So, what do you all think? Looks like the Atom may be built a bit better, ie, less stiching, etc. Tell me what you think between the two jackets. Thanks!

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DSKooner100156296 wrote a question about on November 9, 2010

Wonder how this compares to the Northface Redpoint Optimus?
Anyone compared the two? They look pretty similar. I had been leaning toward this Micro puff, but the Northface looks pretty nice as well, and possibly more weather resistant. Opinions?
Thanks.

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