GregMiller wrote:Must ... keep ... the ... ski ... thread ... alive!
Yes, please. This thread makes me smile.
GregMiller wrote:This last year I skied on Freeride Plus's on Salomon Sentinels (95 mm), liked them well enough, but man it was a heavy setup (that was mostly in the skis though - definitely NOT a BC ski). Still have them around, might keep them primarily as resort gear. I did like the 4 levels of adjustment on the Freeride binding, though.
Hmm, I went in the opposite direction last season. Ditched my lightweight (Waybacks - 88mm) and midweight (Coombacks- 102mm) backcountry skis in favor of a sturdy and versatile resort ski (107mm). The weight difference turned out to be minuscule, but the quality of skiing has improved dramatically. I read somewhere on Lou Dawson website (after the fact - lol) that skis should be the last thing for weight savings in your setup. Everything BUT the skis I have now is lightweight (bindings, boots, skins), so trade-off to me is worth it. My chubby sticks are worth every ounce of their weight on the descent. But just from looking at men/women version at the stores, women's skis, including resort versions, tend to be much lighter than men's.