ski recommendations

  1. C

    Looking to buy my first set of skis

    I live in New England and just picked up skiing this year. I’ve picked it up pretty quickly I think. After only a handful of times out on the slope I am going down blacks and double blacks and hitting some glade trails. One of my buddies let me borrow an old pair of K2 Aftershocks. They seem...
  2. S

    ski recommendation

    I passed down my skis to my growing son (head ipeak pro 172 cm), and need new skis! I am a 48yo advance (not expert) 5'11" 185lbs skier, mostly skiing groomed trails in the east. Since I'm not getting younger, I think I am looking at a forgiving ski, but I still like to carve fast. I am...
  3. LuliTheYounger

    Miniature Woman Seeks Less Annoying Bump Skis - Demo Ideas?

    I'm 5'1 and 95ish lbs. I've been on the Volkl Kenjas for four or five seasons and really like them in most conditions, but suddenly had a moment the other day where I realized that I don't *love* them in bumps.... and bumps are probably 90% of what I ski. Some of it is definitely user error, but...
  4. Wendy

    Ski choice for clinics

    I will be spending a few days a week at my local hill teaching never-evers. My ski school runs clinics every AM which I plan to take advantage of. In fact, I’ll probably do some on days I’m not working there, because it’s close by. I have some twin tips that are fun with kids, but currently I’m...
  5. Dos-Equis

    ON3P Woodsman

    Hey guys, longtime lurker and first time poster here. I’m trying to get a one ski quiver for my conditions in Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland (and trips once or twice a year to Vermont). I ski a lot of groomers where ice and slush are very real concerns. This season I intend to get into...
  6. A

    Big guy sticks

    Now that some deals are starting to pop up to make way for new skis, I'm looking to move on from my Kastle XX110s that I've ridden the past few years. About me: 33, 6'4", 220+lb. I'm leaner than my weight would suggest and am more athletic than most. I don't know how good my form is but, aside...
  7. R

    Intermediate/Advanced Carving Ski Advice

    Hi, I'm 29 165-170lbs 5'10, athletic with total experience 15-20 days. I've always rented skis so far and decided to buy my own skis and got the boots first as Rossignol Allspeed 120 but can't decide about the ski. I love to ski in high speed so stability is something I really care. Other than...
  8. Bill Miles

    Slush/Crud Ski for old legs?

    Me: 5'11", 210 lb, 72 y.o. advanced skier, prefer groomers (long and steep preferred) in my old age. Mountains usually skied: Home Mountain Sun Valley. Usually late season trips to Bachelor, Snowbird, Mammoth Current quiver: Fischer Progessor 950 in 175. Also have an old pair of Rossi...
  9. S

    Candidate “All-(eastern)-Mountain” skis for the lightweight

    Ok, now that we’ve beaten the “width” horse truly to the death and beyond (https://www.pugski.com/threads/why-so-wide.15351/). Here’s a promising demo list of 75-80mm skis for me to take to some man-made WROD next fall. ;) — Stockli Laser AX 78/Motion 85 — Nordica Navigator 80 — Liberty...
  10. P

    I need a new pair of short turn carving skis 61 yo 5'8 145 lbs

    Advanced to expert male 61 yo skier. Looking for a short turn carver without all the effort of a SL race ski. I had a pair of Fischer Race SC I believe a few years back which were fun but eventially ended up with patellar tendinitis, and went to easier skiing Rossi E88 which i still ski but...
  11. F

    Rustler 11 or Kore 117

    Hi guys I'm in the market for my first fat ski and would be keen to hear your views. I’ve short listed the Kore 117 and the Rustler 11 (in 180cm ?) but I’m struggling to make a choice between those 2 skis. Haven’t really found any reviews of those two skis side by side. I’m a reasonably...
  12. R

    First pair of (decent) skis / boots

    Hi everyone, I'm a 5'4" (163cm) 150 lbs male, fairly athletic (build like an English bulldog). Probably a solid intermediate, average speed/aggressiveness. Easily handle blues and content in blacks that aren't super bumpy. I've been skiing for a few years now, mostly on a set of Techno Pro's...
  13. W

    What to Ski in 2020

    Former EpicSki member and first post here. I’ve skied on and off since 1968, but regularly (25-40) days a year for the past 15 years. I’m 71 years old. I ski my local mountain in Idaho and 4-5 days a year at Snowbird/Alta. I’m an advanced skier but reluctant to call myself an “expert” although...
  14. Philpug

    Individual Review Long-Term Review: 2020 Salomon S/Force Bold

    Salomon S/Force Bold X12 LT Dimensions: 132-84-116 Radius: [email protected] Sizes: 170, 177, 184 Size tested: 177 Design: All New After spending a good amount of this season on Salomon's ripper S/Max Rush, I expected great things from the S/Force Bold; what I found out was not what I expected. The...
  15. P

    Liberty VMT82 sound right for me?

    I'm considering getting the VMT82 in 165cm to replace my 12+ year old and very much loved Fischer Progressor 8+ 165cm and to relegate my meh 4 year old Nordica NRGy 80s 169cm to rock ski status. I've read just about everything on Pugski and the interwebby about the VMT82 and it sounds like it...
  16. Ratbastrd

    All Mountain ski advice

    Looking for advice on an All Mountain ski. About me: I'm 53, 6-1", 210lbs. Ski predominately in the Sierras. I grew up skiing at squaw (back when the skating rink was in the parking lot). I'm an L3+, that has unfortunately suffered a couple serious leg injuries that have slowed me down a...
  17. bigskymck

    Suggestions for Taos-specific used skis?

    Howdy: I'm a longtime Colorado Epic skier who now has access to a free place to stay in Taos and a season pass. It's been fun this year exploring the chutes and trees of Taos. But it's clear my Colorado gear (several FIS skis SL and GS and a 190 cm 110 underfoot powder ski) are not ideal for...
  18. Mendieta

    All mountain for 17 year old boy?

    Hi all My son is turning 17 years old this summer. He is still on his first (3 years old) skis: Dynastar Powertrack 79 @166cm. He is now about 175cm, 135lbs, and has skied 50 to 60 days. Time for new skis. He likes slarving, smearing and taking bump runs. I am looking for a longer ski, but...
  19. dovski

    Building out a Quiver for my wife - What ski to get her next

    So my wife asked me the other day if I thought she should get another pair of skis … like she needed to ask I think everyone should get another pair of skis. We are heading to Banff in a weeks time for a 9 day ski vacation and I plan to have her demo a bunch of different skis so we can dial in...
  20. Darryl

    All Mountain Ski for East and West Coasts

    Good Day, This past year I have been trying a lot of different skis to find that unicorn ski that will do everything perfectly, and like unicorns I have not found one. I am debating on what to compromise, or if there are a few more to try. If anyone has recommendations for skis I may have...
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