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View Poll Results: What is your favourite brand for ski's?
Salamon 1 5.88%
Atomic 2 11.76%
Fischer 3 17.65%
Rossignol 4 23.53%
Head 2 11.76%
Other 5 29.41%
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Old 21-05-06, 05:55 PM   #1
 
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Poll - What is your favourite brand for skis?

Wheter you just rent ski's or you have bought a pair of ski's you must have a favourite brand of ski's. Vote in the poll above.

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Choose from the following top brands;

- Salamon
- Atomic
- Fischer
- Rossignol
- Head

Or you can select the "Other Option" and then post in the thread what your favourite brand of ski's are.
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Old 21-05-06, 06:00 PM   #2
 
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I have made my vote. My favourite brand of ski's is Atomic ski's. Any time I rent ski's I always hope to get atomic skis. I don't know why it is but I have just grown fond of them.
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Old 21-05-06, 06:01 PM   #3
 
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My favourite brand is Fischer, I have got them a few times when I rented ski's and I might buy a pair of Fischer Ski's.
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Old 03-09-06, 07:03 AM   #4
 
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If i could pick two i would say it was a tie between fisher and head.
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Old 04-09-06, 03:15 PM   #5
 
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Quote:
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If i could pick two i would say it was a tie between fisher and head.
Do you own a pair of ski's at the moment, if so what make and model are they and how do you find them?
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Old 04-09-06, 04:03 PM   #6
 
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If i could pick two i would say it was a tie between fisher and head.
I agree with you here, I love Fisher ski's
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Old 06-09-06, 04:49 AM   #7
 
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I currently own a pair of fisher Atua's which are the greatest big mountain/powder skis i have been on. I also own a pair of Stockli Laser SC which are great if you love fast speeds and smooth turns, unfortunatly i am selling them. As soon as i can though i am purchasing the new Head IM 82's. I demoed them last year at Mammoth MTN at a dealer show last year and found them to be the best of the show.
How about you?
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I currently own a pair of fisher Atua's which are the greatest big mountain/powder skis i have been on. I also own a pair of Stockli Laser SC which are great if you love fast speeds and smooth turns, unfortunatly i am selling them. As soon as i can though i am purchasing the new Head IM 82's. I demoed them last year at Mammoth MTN at a dealer show last year and found them to be the best of the show.
How about you?
I currently rent skis, mostly because I do not live near any ski resorts and have to get on a plane to ski. Then you have the hastle of brining the skis on the plane . But when I rent I always seem to get atomic ski's and haven't had any problems. What ski would you recommend for an intermediate skiier, a mid range priced one?
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Well, it all depends on where on the mountain you ski the most, and what the normal snow conditins are. If you are primarily on hard pack or icy snow or you stay on the groomers, you want something less than 70mm wide under neath your foot (this measurment is called the waist). If you plan on venturing off trail, or want to get better off trail but still want a good ski for the groomers go with a waist measurment of 71mm-85mm. The best ski for that area, in my opinion, is the Head IM 77. It is a full wood core ski, not synthetic, which makes the ski stronger and more solid. From my experience with synthetic skis, they do not last as long unless you really shell out the big bucks for a pair of Stocklis or Atomics. Wood core remains king in my mind.
The IM77 is the best ski for the intermediat skier that counts on his ski to perform in any snow condition but will not let the skier out ski it, meaning you will not get better than the ski. The flex of the ski is light enough that you can turn it easily, and the torsional stiffness (twist strength) is as strong as any race stock ski (when your skis twist, they chatter). This is the best ski for someone who does everything.
If you stay primarily on the groomers or hard pack get a ski like the RX6 by fischer. Its a great fast cruising ski that you can still ski slow when needed. Again, wood core.
Before you buy skis though, make sure you buy good fitting boots. You can ski any ski on the wall but there is ussually only a few boots that are the right shape for you foot.
If any of these skis dont interest you let me know, i have a few more to share with you.
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Old 05-01-07, 02:16 PM   #10
 
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the winner for us is>>>>

We did ski on HEAD's, Rossignol's>>> but now we love ATOMIC'S

We have a pair of Metron's, Atomic 9.28, and Supercross SX9>> they are all great skis.

Just a note: there are so many models nowdays that you probably can find a great ski in the line of products from any manufacturer!!!!

Our vote goes to ATOMIC.
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Old 13-12-07, 01:15 AM   #11
 
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i love line skis. they are very good in the park. but they are good all mountain skis too.
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Old 13-12-07, 01:30 AM   #12
 
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why no line or k2?
my favorite is line, they are just so good and progressive.
i don't think you should judge a brand by rentals, most are the lowest quality skis. The companies most rental places have like head and atomic have great skis and terrible skis, and which you get from a rental you never know
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