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By cjon3s
From Sterling, VA
Oct 4, 2012
Hanging at Seneca
So I'm looking for recommendations for an east coast one ski quiver. I don'tbneed a ski that does everything perfectly, just something to use until I can afford an actual quiver.

This will be my first ski and as I said, I'm based on the east coast. I'm about 6 foot and 140 pounds. I can ski almost any blue and many black diamonds. I'm interested in a twin tip so I can play around in the park and switch.

Some ski's I'm looking at:
Icelantic Pilgrim 169
Bluehouse MR 171
4frnt MSP 171

Would these be too fat for an east coast ski? Seems like between 80 and 90 mm waist is good for the east.

So let's hear it, any thoughts or experience you have would be great!

-Chris

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By Ben Brotelho
From Albany, NY
Oct 4, 2012
Epic free solo with a pack on
I have k2 Seths (169)...which are definitely overkill for around here (fat), but have not held me back once. I love them! They're stiff enough for fast skiing on groomers, and chop up the death-cookies pretty well. I ski at Whiteface a lot and they're pretty good for that, but would really excel at backcountry and out west resort skiing...plan on taking them out backcountry in the Adirondacks this winter

If you want one ski to do anything this might be for you if you find a good deal on an older model which is what I did

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By Ben Brotelho
From Albany, NY
Oct 4, 2012
Epic free solo with a pack on
the older volkl katana's would be pretty nice too

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By Boots Ylectric
From Roselle IL
Oct 4, 2012
Goofin on the Frogs Head Arch before I rap off.
These. Period. End of story.


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By JoeP
From Littleton, CO
Oct 4, 2012
Not sure about any of those specific models, but at 6 feet tall, why are looking at lengths for someone 7" shorter? You should be looking at skis 177 (at least) to 185, especially considering you want twins.

And you need to eat a hamburger.

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By Evan S
From Erie, CO
Oct 4, 2012
Me, of course
I've skied a lot of brands, and the only ones I've consistently had fun on, and no not-fun, is K2. Find anything they make/made in the last 4 or 5 years that fits your criteria, and buy it.

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By cjon3s
From Sterling, VA
Oct 4, 2012
Hanging at Seneca
I actually started on 150's... and just made the move to 170's this year. I don't actually remember where I got 170 as an appropriate, but I stuck to that.

Glad I'm asking before buying..

Thanks for the help so far!

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By KevinCO
From Loveland, CO
Oct 4, 2012
I agree that 186 is a better length, especially if you get a rockered ski.

My vote is Rossignol S3. I skiied a little more hardpack and icy patches last year in CO than normal. They never lost an edge in ice. Very stable at high speeds; no problem in crud; nimble; great in powder; not too heavy for climbing with AT bindings...a one quiver ski!

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By cjon3s
From Sterling, VA
Oct 4, 2012
Hanging at Seneca
I wish I could find a day to demo skis. Considering I think the rentals they provide are great. The only issue I've had is finding the proper length and getting a boot that fits me right.

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By JoeP
From Littleton, CO
Oct 4, 2012
Check out the TGR forums or EpicSki for a boot fitter recommendation in your area. Get your boots dialed, then worry about the skis.

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By Morgan Patterson
Administrator
Oct 4, 2012
Topo - Cliffs in Green
I ski a ton in the East... and am the admin for Jay Peak on Epic Ski.

Atomic Nomad line is an amazing all mountain ski... I've got 3 pairs of the Crimsons. It's the best ski I've ever been on for all mountain. Volkl is good too... but I much prefer Atomic for the killer carving and incredible edging ability. NOTHING skis like an Atomic on Ice.

Def check out the Nomads... And if you're skiing blue/black mostly getting a twin tip park ski kinda seems like a stretch. I would focus more on you ability to carve and ski properly before getting a park ski. They tend to be two different breeds.

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