The "Once in a Decade" Ski

Discussion in 'Hardgoods: Skis, Bindings, Poles, and More' started by Philpug, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. ADKmel

    ADKmel Instructor & Ski Bum Skier

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    I can't wait! and Oh how I wish I was near you, I'd love to go skiing. was just lamenting (whining) to my DH how much I miss skiing... may have to go to killington
    I wish I wasn't so busy at work or I'd hop a flight out west to ski more.. make turns for me please :)
     
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  2. Jed Peters

    Jed Peters World's Most "Okayest" Skier Skier

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    "Release the tails"? Not so much. At least not making GS/SG race turns on icy conditions with a .7 base tune.

    Needless to say, I would suggest a 1* base grind.

    As for sizing, the 180 will take you faster than I'm able to go or comfortable with, along with the HDT. The stuff really works.
     
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  3. Jersey Skier

    Jersey Skier aka RatherPlayThanWork or Gary Skier

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    How do the Z90's compare to the MX89's? I might have missed the comparison if it's buried in this thread. I've skied the Z90's and plenty of Kastles, just not the MX89's.
     
  4. skibob

    skibob Out on the slopes Skier

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    Wow, I got them yesterday! I am going to try to get them to Bluezone for mounting this afternoon and try to ski them tomorrow. Usually I wouldn't consider brand new skis this late in the season, but, yeah, coverage is . . . good.

    Here is a picture of the tails for @Jay Townsend :

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    My thumb is on the point where they touch the table.
     
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  5. Started at 53

    Started at 53 You can call me Jay Skier

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    @skibob

    Photo is not showing up, but it could be me as I'm in China and the internet is a bit weird here

    Thanks for posting it though! Hope you enjoy the skis
     
  6. Started at 53

    Started at 53 You can call me Jay Skier

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    I'm reading all this love for the Z-90, anyone skiing the Z-77?
     
  7. Philpug

    Philpug Gathermeister--Utah Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    We have. The 77 is the the 90, just 13mm narrower, tip to tail. The differences are as you would expect, quicker edge to edge with a bit of loss of versatility in softer snow.
     
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  8. skibob

    skibob Out on the slopes Skier

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    General consensus seems to be that it is "just" a skinnier z-90. And that's a good thing. I haven't been on it yet. I don't believe @Philpug has a demo of the z-77?

    Here is a collection of what's been written about it here:
    http://forum.pugski.com/search/3771195/?q=renoun+z-77&t=post&o=date
     
  9. Philpug

    Philpug Gathermeister--Utah Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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  10. skibob

    skibob Out on the slopes Skier

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    Hmmmmmmm. /scratches beard and thinks dreamily of next season . . . .
     
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  11. Andy Mink

    Andy Mink Experience level may vary during the run Skier

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    Dibs.
     
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  12. skibob

    skibob Out on the slopes Skier

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    Dreaming of November WROD, Andy?
     
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  13. Andy Mink

    Andy Mink Experience level may vary during the run Skier

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    Heck, I'll try it right now! Heading to Rose today. How mushy can it be?
     
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  14. markojp

    markojp mtn rep for the gear on my feet Instructor Industry Insider

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    Phil, Z-77 vs Titan cage match...
     
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  15. Started at 53

    Started at 53 You can call me Jay Skier

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    That would be a good read
     
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  16. skibob

    skibob Out on the slopes Skier

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    WOW, i was thinking exactly the same thing. Especially as I want to add something like this to my quiver for next year . . .

    Don't forget to use @Philpug if you want to hail the pugmeister . . .
     
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  17. James

    James Out on the slopes Instructor

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    Well maybe at Abasin. Though sizes will be an issue. I believe Phil only has the Z-77 in 180. I'm think @FairToMiddlin might have a Titan.
     
  18. skibob

    skibob Out on the slopes Skier

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    Or maybe @Philpug @Andy Mink @Sierrajim @Jed Peters @TahoeCharlie @Unpiste @textrovert @Mendieta and myself and others could get together sooner to A/B them . . . We are all big enough and/or skilled enough skiers.

    It would be a fun format to put something like that into a conversation that revolves around a day of several people actually skiing these (and perhaps others) together.
     
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  19. Mendieta

    Mendieta Master of Snowplow Moderator

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    Hell, yeah! I call a day at Rose now in May. I am perhaps big enough, not skilled enough, but I can give the perspective from the lower end of the spectrum. Important to keep in mind that a late Spring day will very likely mean 2 hours of real skiable groomers. 10 to 12 or so ...
     
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  20. markojp

    markojp mtn rep for the gear on my feet Instructor Industry Insider

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    FWIW, neither the 180 Z-90 or 177 Titan ski 'long' at all. I'm assuming the Z77 is similar in that regard. The Z90 would be a great western OSQ for many, so if eliminates the need for extra skis, then the $$$ is worth it. With the 77, you're really into more competitive piste product a la the supershapes and non FIS race skis.
     
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