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Old 08-19-2010, 12:14 PM
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This is what I am thinking.

Leave town on Wednesday, ski Monarch on Th, Wolf Creek on Fr and Silverton on Sat., head back Sun moteling each night along the way in between.....
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Old 08-19-2010, 02:23 PM
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Keep your eyes peeled on www.steepandcheap.com

Basically a deal at a time website for ski gear. Occasionally they have beacons on there for 50-75% off. Not to mention all the other stuff you will want to spend your money on.

I haven't been able to spend the money on a rockered ski yet, but I just got a set of K2 AK Enemys which are my 1st pair of "wide" skis (110mm) which I'm anxious to try out.
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Old 08-19-2010, 02:44 PM
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www.tramdock.com is more specific to ski gear.

www.brociety.com is more for snowboarding

www.whiskeymilitia.com kinda more clothes but has helmets n stuff.

I'm a boarder but i'd love to hang with you knuckle draggers sometime.
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Old 08-19-2010, 03:26 PM
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That's odd, I'm sure I posted again with the tramdock site...

A good site to watch all of the deal at a time sites is

www.gearbum.net
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Old 08-19-2010, 06:24 PM
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This is what I am thinking.

Leave town on Wednesday, ski Monarch on Th, Wolf Creek on Fr and Silverton on Sat., head back Sun moteling each night along the way in between.....
Not meaning to keep changing the subject but I completely agree with the statement above. If we nail it on a good snow cycle, it could be sweet.
-Lets go make some turns.

As for my views on skis, they are slightly skewed abit due to terrain and skiing style. My thought on width for all mountain type riding are stick to 95-100mm underfoot minimum. If your skinning i can justify going skinnier for some conditions, distance and terrain. The Pontoons only come out with 7+ inches of new and not skin friendly.

ROBBIE -- I feel the Mantra would be a great choice for you if it were made in the US.
My suggestion for you would be to go with a ski at least 95mm underfoot with a layer of metal in the construction. I think all wood core skis like K2's would be to noodly for you, you would over power them. I know I have not skied with you but I have a good idea based on the background you mentioned earlier. I think you push your equipment, within reason. Rocker is fun and helps the initiation of the turn in the soft snow but dont get new boards just cause they have rocker. Feel free to pick my brain on any options you come up with.
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Old 08-19-2010, 08:52 PM
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Funny you would say I push equipment Brent, I have spit ski from tip to tail in half down the center of the ski, I use to torsenally rip the old merril Comp boots, in 10 days of skiing(on a very small part of my season back then). It was a god send when Scarpa and BD got together and worked on the plastic boot(i was lucky to comp a pair for a season).
fun to watch the guys racing Tele cut apline boards down and work with steel door hinges to make Apline boot bend at the ball of the foot. Fun day those were.
Metal can be good, but if ski's bend, they will(had too many of those in the past). I do not like bumps much, but do have some fun in them. Powderpig is from skiing, not from playing with cruisers in snow LOL.
If I could afford a set of ski(And I just may), I am considering the DPS carbon Ski in the Wailer in the 95 or 105 (yea I spent way too much time on the net today).
Maybe a Icelandic in the nomadic, Anyhow still on the search to replace my old Kongor's that still have some life in them.
Yes, I ski fall line, skis work best when at sped and you work the natural flex for which they are designed.

Dave, grins are what snow is for, giving us the ability to laugh at one's self. I have laughed a bunch at the funny stuff I have lived through.
cool thread, I think as well, if I could work a Hall pass, a good ski trip through some epic snow is just what the Doctor ordered. Nothing like powder to make a person grin from ear to ear, if you can see the person grin with a snorkle in his mouth.
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BTW, I only tele but I suck.
x2 on the suck part. I picked it up when the kids started, but never really got passionate about it. As soon as they were good enough, I ditched the Stinx to get back on my Burton.
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Old 08-20-2010, 11:39 AM
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I'm in on silverton. They get hit early, but I still would like to get a few resort days to get the shakes out of the system.

P.S. I'm still looking for a few people to share the house in Breck!
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This is what I am thinking.

Leave town on Wednesday, ski Monarch on Th, Wolf Creek on Fr and Silverton on Sat., head back Sun moteling each night along the way in between.....
Schweeet! make it a week! monarch, CB, Telluride, silverton, WC, Taos

all the best ski areas in the state -1/2 and +1 in NM
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Volkl Mantra ski(not so interested any more, made in China, I could rant about this, but will not, but really disapointed in Volkl).
the gotama's are made in china the mantra's are made in germany. I dunno about last years stuff...
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