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9 Comments

  1. Avatar Art Blattner says:

    Thanks
    I’ll be going out this Season after back surgery last Spring and the people at Pedigree Ski Shop recommend the Blizzards you have on your list.

  2. Avatar Donald MacKay says:

    Disappointed no mention of DPS skis which are made in Utah. I am 78 and ski at Alta; groomers and trees, love deep powder. The best skis I have ever owned are my DPS Wailers. They carve beautifully on groomers and surf in deep powder. Additionally, thanks to their Phantom process, their skis NEVER need to be waxed. A great ski for seniors.

  3. Donald, please post what model of wailers you have, I’m interested in doing a demo
    Thanks

  4. Avatar Cracked Edge says:

    Boy….that really narrows it down.

  5. I have found that skis too wide beat me up in the afternoon when even the groomers turn to “harbor chop” as a sailor friend of mine calls it. Skis with about 90 or a little less underfoot seem to cut through better, yet with today’s wide tips and early rise etc. ski just fine in powder.

  6. Avatar George Acker says:

    Really surprised that a mature group of experienced skiers would support and promote the “fat ski” revolution. Turning is as much a product of length and radius as it is of width underfoot. Skis in my quiver range from 68 to 105. The softer the snow, the wider the ski. Wider skis on hard surfaces overwork my ankles and put me into a flat footed stance to gain edge angles !!!! What say the rest of you ??? George Acker/midwest/East.

    • Avatar Jon Weisberg says:

      George, You may hav missed last week’s piece on the research linking fat skis to knee injury, especially when use on packed surfaces. Look at this week’s article again, and you’ll see that 101MM – 113MM skis carry the caveat that they are “inadvisable for regular on-trail use.” The >113MM powder skis are “specialty skis for use in deep powder only.” Jon

  7. The narrower the ski the quicker the edge angle the sooner the carve. Anyone over 40 learned to ski powder on soft narrow skis. Now that we are older something shorter and a little wider but still soft. Do you want to ski on the powder or in it?
    Anything branded DPS requires soft snow. If you ski East of Alta probably not.

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