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.
- 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)
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!
All Mtn Ski Advice
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.Slim likes this.