Forums Splitboard Talk Forum OT: Inbounds skis reccmendations? Viewing 10 posts - 1 through 10 (of 10 total) Author Posts March 8, 2012 at 3:11 pm #576547 Spencer 128 Posts So sometimes I have to ski inbounds (kids, family). Can you bc snowboarders recommend a fun inbounds ski? I’ve been on carving/racing skis most of my life and would like to expand my repertoire. Need to be able to at least handle stiff NH conditions but not ice. Those days we stay home. thanks. March 8, 2012 at 5:52 pm #652976 Matt Wood 328 Posts Are you asking snowboarders for advise on skis? I’m confused. March 8, 2012 at 7:27 pm #652977 seeknpow 87 Posts I had the same problem when I had kids (now I can’t keep up with the little fockers on skis) just get your self a pair Volkl Mantra’s- great all around ski. Press the little Backcountry button on SB.com. Skiing is fun but it’s no splitboard fun, I’m guessing but.. kinda like kissing your cousin. March 9, 2012 at 1:52 am #652978 Spencer 128 Posts Thx SnP. I like Volkls. Skiing is fun but its not snowboarding fun and definitely not bc snowboarding fun. And yes I am asking bc snowboarders for ski advice. I figure there must be some family guys and/or cross over types on this forum. And I figured they might have a similar sense of what a fun ski would be. cheers March 9, 2012 at 4:33 am #652979 Taylor 794 Posts Inbound ski query on a splitboard blog… Rad. @sun_rocket March 9, 2012 at 5:06 am #652980 barrows 1490 Posts Yes, odd place to ask, but since you did-I would say the coolest skis around for fun are dps. The Wailer 99 is about as wide as you might want to go for the east coast. It has tapered tips and tails, which will allow for fun surfy turning on the rare powder day, and adequate sidecut under foot for good carving the rest of the time. I am anti corporate ski company as a personal thing, so I am not going to recommend K2/Volkl (same company), Rossi, Salomon, etc. March 9, 2012 at 2:53 pm #652981 aliasptr 282 Posts I think this is a great thread! I ski here and there but on old shitty rentals I bought for $50 with bindings. Maybe some day I will drop a little money on a proper pair of skis and boots. Who better to ask for recommendations than other serious downhill sliders that happen to be splitboard enthusiasts? March 9, 2012 at 4:14 pm #652982 shasta 143 Posts MOMENT rocks! March 9, 2012 at 4:54 pm #652983 PedroDelfuego 758 Posts People in Colorado love Icelantic Skis! They are handmade here after all. Bent Gate has everything on sale now too. http://www.bentgate.com/skisbybrand.html March 11, 2012 at 8:08 pm #652984 fortysix2 112 Posts Same boat w/family and kids. I also learned to ski so I could ski my splitboard on short downhill sections and ski-out terrain. I ski Volkl Mantras w/Naxo 21s. I’m no expert, but 90ish underfoot works well for all mountain skiing for someone like me. The AT binding is a must for me because I can get out and do some slackcountry skiing, take my kids up forest roads, or just do some short tours where splitboarding isn’t optimal. I also have a pair of Faction 3 Zeros (115 underfoot I think) w/Dukes, but I haven’t been on them. Viewing 10 posts - 1 through 10 (of 10 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.