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Quivers can be built over time. I still happily use my 2004 Fischer SC's (slalom-lite style ski). The tech has changed the most on the wider skis.
Then the real questions is - If you are a one pair of skis skier then what now becomes the best tool? I would not want to get a 67 underfoot ski to handle all conditions back east, likewise, I would not want to get a 115 underfoot either. A 90-100 underfoot ski does satisfy a sweet spot for the one ski quiver (hate to use that term).
You just described the Nordica Steadfasts, which is what I ski 80% of the time. I wish I had bought a second pair to "cellar" for when I wear mine out.If I were forced to only own one pair of all-mountain skis for eastern conditions, I'd go with approximately 90mm underfoot.
I think that's about the perfect "Jack of all trades" there.
It's not going to be awesome in the moguls, but it is capable.
It's not going to be a surfing powder ski, but it provides okay flotation for you to have fun.
It's not a 65mm FIS race ski, but you''ll still feel safe ripping turns at high speeds on groomers.
Having recently tried a modern bump ski, I'm really tempted at buying a pair for great bump days. Shocking performance compared to even something in the 80s. The conflict is I also want a hard snow carving ski as I know the performance will be vastly better than my Steadfasts.
Probably not next season, but when I do buy a new set of sticks it will be either a pure bump ski or a race inspired carving ski. Ideally I'd love to find something that splits the difference. The Head irally has reviews that it does just that, but I haven't demoed a pair.
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If what's best isn't always 'best" then why isn't Hart's latest mogul ski 120mm?
Don't get me wrong. People can have fun skiing all sorts of different shapes and sizes of skis. I say go for it. That fact remains is that there is engineering science behind why certain skis are built the way they are. There has been a tremendous amount of "blending" to create that "one quiver ski" in about the 85-105 range over the past ten years with some astonishingly versatile results. However, that one "all mountain" ski always is giving up some aspects of performance that a skilled skier will notice. I guess it boils down to the tolerance of the individual skier as to what performance aspect they are willing to give up.
Personally, my tolerance is decreasing. I really enjoy riding the perfect tool for the terrain/conditions at hand. You ski better with the perfect tool.
So your side edge is 90? What is your base edge at? Just bought mogul skis so am curious what edge bevels most people tune them to. Thanks
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Try the dynastar twisters if you get a chance.
However, I am not the type to hit moguls all day. So at a 64 waist it becomes a functional ski for bumps and ripping groomers.
You can see the side cut but here are the dimensions. 90x64x80Couldn't find the dimensions on those skis, but if they do not have a lot of side cut, they probably won't be much help in ripping groomers. Hart's F-17 classics would be more appropriate if you want a bump ski that performs well on groomers too.
EDIT - Should have scrolled down... Looks like these are pure bump skis. Will be a pain to carve up groomers with, especially if you've been skiing shaped skis for the past 20 years or more.