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Dec, 4th, 2013, Whistler "Backcountry"
« on: 12/05/13, 10:22 AM »

Lots of windblown in the Alpine, but cold smoke still resides in sheltered locations. Got new skis and a younger partner to carry all my weight!


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Re: Dec, 4th, 2013, Whistler "Backcountry"
« Reply #1 on: 12/05/13, 10:27 AM »

New Stuff


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Re: Dec, 4th, 2013, Whistler "Backcountry"
« Reply #2 on: 12/05/13, 04:41 PM »

Love those GS turns on the left!
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Re: Dec, 4th, 2013, Whistler "Backcountry"
« Reply #3 on: 12/05/13, 05:11 PM »

looks like a pair of K2 Sidestash.  care to give a small review?
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Re: Dec, 4th, 2013, Whistler "Backcountry"
« Reply #4 on: 12/05/13, 11:18 PM »

Just got them and so far so good. I skied both good and bad powder and they were as good as anything I've skied. I think their waist is 108 and the previous widest ski I've owned was a 98 waist (Salomon Sho Guns). For me the sweet sport is somewhere in this area. They are very light. On hardpack in the ski area, they feel light with very little cush. A bit shaky on ice, but I am not used to even a little bit of rocker. I closed down Seppo's on the last day there and lucked into fresh groomer tracks all the way down to the Creekside Gondola. They turned like a dream. Not a Sports Car - but a solid, well made SUV. I haven't had the chance to ski them in any bumps yet and I may not want to do that to them. I just question their fitness for that. They are sooooo light!
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