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willie2272186 wrote an answer about on February 5, 2009

I think the Bacon is far more versatile than the ObSETHed. It's great in the POW but it also tears up the groomers and terrain park. It's my quiver of one. Great in the terrain park on rails and jumps, awesome for POW shreddin with plenty of width for float and good at straight lining big mountain lines. It has in my opinion the perfect flex, soft enough for the POW yet stiff enough for the groomers and straight lining big lines.I agree, I think the bacon blows the obseth away as a overall ski, I also use it as my one ski quiver, in powder, super stable in the park and lands it's self on jumps and loves to carve on groomers, very nimble for its size, why bother looking else where.

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willie2272186 wrote an answer about on January 31, 2009

If you have leg problems you sould be riding a soft ski. the AR6 is softer then the foil and blows it away, you won,t get that chatter on hard snow that you do with the foil, another ski you might want to look at is the line invader or anthem both are real soft ski's but not as versital as the AR6, the armada arv is a little fatter then the ar6 but is also a little softer it's also a great allmountain ski.

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willie2272186 wrote an answer about on January 30, 2009

Yes they do, imo not as much as the bacons, If you want a less turney powder ski how about the 4frnt ehp or vct. the obseth's are fun all over the mountain and if you loved the 189's you will also love the 179's they ski the same you just won't have to work as hard with them, they are longer then the bacon's because k2's twins all run about 5cm longer then they say, so that might help with the float as well. Both ski's are fun but i think the bacon's are more energetic. This has been a odd winter so far in the sierras also , it dumps 3-4ft. and then gets real warm for 1 or 2weeks and then dumps again and gets warm again, very odd. oh well at least their is snow.

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willie2272186 wrote an answer about on January 30, 2009

I think you kind of missed the point of the design of the bacon, It is ment to ride like a snowboard or surfboard in powder with that quick turning radius and snappiness, it is ment to be fun playful, toss it around ski, not a charging big mountain ski. At your size you are getting at the max size for them unless you mount them -2 or 3 from rec. The recomended mounting point is farther foreward then you would see on a typical powder ski. If you mount at rec or foreward you do have to lean back a little or they tend to dive some, maybe because of the early taper. The obseth will do better in crud because of the slight rocker to them and you can charge a little harder with them but overall IMHO i think the bacon is a funner ski.

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willie2272186 wrote an answer about on January 28, 2009

If you look over at newschoolers website there is a bunch of talk about the suspects falling apart after 10 to 15 days of park use. I would steer clear of them, the ar6 is a way better ski. I would go for them.

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willie2272186 wrote an answer about on January 26, 2009

Nope, not at all. After a while it's less noticeable because the weaker cover is chipped away leaving the harder materials. Both my K2 skis are like this, but after 2 years on my PE's, they have no performance issues, at least not from the topsheet.A trick to help with chipping is to file or sand the top edges of your skis at a 45% angle so when they hit together they are not as sharp so they chip less, it makes a huge difference.

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willie2272186 wrote an answer about on January 23, 2009

the bacons are way under rated on groomers, in all honesty they carve very well on groomers and only start to loose an edge and chatter when it is icey but more then make up for it when in the powder where they float like a dream, flex wise they are similar to the obseth, maybe a tad softer.

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willie2272186 wrote an answer about on January 23, 2009

They would be fine for you, they measure out at 179mm and with the early taper i feel that they ski about like about a 175mm or so ski. i,m 5'7" and use them as my all mountain. I would prob. recomend that you mount them at +2 or 3cm from the mounting line because your kind of light.

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willie2272186 wrote an answer about on January 22, 2009

The czar,obseth and goats are similar, the bacons are fatter and softer then the other three and more of a playful powder ski then a big mountain charger. If you love softer playful skis the bacon is the best, it also just happens to carve very well on groomers and does real well in the crud, its my all-mountain ski.

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willie2272186 wrote an answer about on January 22, 2009

The bacon is the softest of the 3 and would be noodles compared to your legends, its more of a playful powder ski. The prophet 130 is a more directional powder ski and the softest of the prophet line, it's pretty quick for its size yet you can charge really hard on them and carves pretty well for a fat ski. I have not skied the fatypus but would love to try the fattest one i can't remember its name. If you charge real hard the bacon would be to soft and small but the 130 would serve you well.

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