All Mtn Ski Advice

Discussion in 'Hardgoods: Skis, Bindings, Poles, and More' started by TeamWeasel, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. TeamWeasel

    TeamWeasel At the base lodge Skier

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    First post after some quality lurking...

    I'm in the market for an all-mtn ski. This will end up being a 'daily driver' and a ski I'll spend plenty of time on (so I'm happy taking my time deciding).

    Me: 78kg, 179cm, pretty fit, advanced/expert skier seeking to improve. 70/30 backcountry to resort ratio. Ski both hemispheres (AUS/NZ, CAD/JPN). I don't do tricks, but like to hit jumps and go fast.

    History: Blizzard ZG108s were my favorite skis for past couple of seasons. Recently moved onto Moment Wildcats (which I love). Powder skis are covered, as are lighter touring skis.

    The ski:

    - Basically, an all mountain performance touring ski with resort utility
    - Something around 95-100 underfoot
    - 3.6kg-ish for the pair (as a maximum)
    - versatile in terms of conditions (eg. not weak in any one area like firms or cut up snow)
    - can handle speed and jumps, but is at least a little playful
    - bit of a raised tail (like some of the skis below)

    Current contenders:

    Moment Commander 98 https://www.momentskis.com/products/commander-98
    Renoun Endurance 98 https://renoun.com/products/endurance-98
    Line Sick Day 104 https://www.lineskis.com/en/skis-and-gear/skis/sick-day-104-1819.html
    Atomic Bent Chetler 100 https://shop.atomic.com/en-au/products/bent-chetler-100-aa3195.html

    Anyone have any feedback on the above skis? Particularly interested in the Renoun, but would like more info about their BC performance.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Slaverson

    Slaverson At the base lodge Skier

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    If I were you I would check out K2's new lineup. They have some new options for all mountain skiing.
     
  3. Philpug

    Philpug Enjoying being back on two skis. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Like the new Mindbender collection? Yep. Really good stuff. Link HERE.
     
  4. Analisa

    Analisa Out on the slopes Skier

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    Love my Pandora 95s (women's Sick Days) but can't wait for them to die to grab the 104s. Have you considered/eliminated the Tracer 98 or QST 99? Something like a Black Crows Navis Freebird, Volkl 90Eight or V-Werks Mantra could also be contenders.

    The only ones that I think are tricky are the Bent 100s. They have 3 mount points - 1 like the old Backland 102, 1 like the Bent 120, and a third that splits the difference. If I pulled the trigger on that one, I'd want to have a strong opinion on where to mount the bindings.

    I've heard good things about the Mindbender, but they definitely don't meet your weight preferences - they're over 10lbs a pair for some sizes.
     
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  5. Slim

    Slim Getting off the lift Skier

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    Next year, the Line Vision 98?

    Kore 93, dependent on your definition of playful?

    From K2 the Mindbender are heavier than the Pinnacles they are replacing, so, like @Analisa said, they might be great skis, but way out of your weight range.
     
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