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A little fall back to the future...

OffPeak

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Just got back into skiing(started in the late 60's) so I spent many yrs on skis like Knneisl White Stars and Rossi STS.

In 2006 I bought Volkl Supersport 6 Stars and took them out to Steamboat. Definatly the wrong ski for all the powder.

Fast forward to now, In Nov. upon moving to Concord,MA from Richmond,VA I recommited to skiing Downhill.

At 60 i didn't want to work as hard as the 6 Stars had me doing. The Tech Rep suggested 2012/2013 Line Profit 90's.
I started skiing them as soon as there was snow at Wachusetts. Totally differant type of ski very nice in hard packed powder and now the new soft machined groomed. I didn't like how the skis held on the iceier hard pack.

For comparrison, I snagged a set of Volkl 5 Stars off the web at a very decent price skied them up in Killington on Presidents week they felt great on Mon/Tue and back to the Profit's on the the warmer Fri.

Just tried the 5 Stars at Wachusetts yesterday, what alot of work in the wet soft snow.

Anyone else use a similar two ski quiver?
 

wa-loaf

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I've got 4 skis in my rotation.

Volkl Racetigers for Night league 180
Fischer Progressor 9+ former night league racer now just icy day ski 175
Salomon Enduro 85 all mtn ski, gets used most 177
Fischer Watea 94, powder/soft snow ski 186 (would like upgrade with Atomic Alibi or Blizzard Bonifide soon)
 

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Im kind of similar, I have my Volkl AC 50s for my carving / Ice Crud skis and used them out at Steamboat at Christmas.
They were good but not Excellent, so I just bought a pair of Volkl Gotama's for my Powder skis.
Have yet to get them out west but they have been fun in the powder I have hit here and in the glades.
Im bouncing back and forth between both pair of skis now, trying to figure out what I like better. My 50s are excellent at
everything other than really deep powder, so I may not need the Gotama's until I head back west !!
 

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I have Atomic Crimson TI's which were my single-ski quiver for the past year. I really enjoyed them but felt they were a little heavy, but for groomer work, and especially on sketchier days, they are excellent.

This year I had the chance to demo a pair of Line Sir Francis Bacons (REVIEW).

They were awesome, but might be a little wide for real daily use, and I had the same concern, they were a little chatty on hardpack at high speeds and I would surmise not quite as strong on ice.

What kind of skiing do you primarily do?
 

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Nick, I pooched my lft knee surfing off the obx a few yrs ago and my ortho said no more skiing. My PT didn't agree and he made me sign in blood that I will stay on the blues at most and keep the speed undercontrol. So at 60 I'm happy to be on the boards and the knees are doing OK.

I went to Killington the Presidents week and had a blast, I was in my 20's the last time I was there.


Planning a trip to Attatash next week.
 

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OK good so for your type of skiing there is really no need for a super fat powder / woods / crud ski. You need a strong groomer ski primarily. That might change some of the suggestions on the board here, particularly if you aren't doing high speed steeps.
 

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I guess maybe I was wondering if there was a better choice for ice and skiied off hard pack than the purchase of my "new" old 5 Stars.

The two skis Profit 90 and the 5 Stars are so totally diff in edge management. When I skied the 5 Stars it was really wierd to feel the tails bitting so hard, then I felt like yeah this right.
 

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I guess maybe I was wondering if there was a better choice for ice and skiied off hard pack than the purchase of my "new" old 5 Stars.

The two skis Profit 90 and the 5 Stars are so totally diff in edge management. When I skied the 5 Stars it was really wierd to feel the tails bitting so hard, then I felt like yeah this right.

If the 5 stars are in good shape you can't do much better than that for a hard snow ski. Ski the Profit 90's the rest of the time.
 

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...and especially like most Volkls, Stocklis, and performance carvers of today...the 5Stars want to be driven, not ridden. So much is going from edge to edge with both skis..
$.01
 
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