CHOOSING A SKI

Of course we recommend you to ski on our Odyssey, but for second best you might also choose  the skis below if our length and flex don't sound like they are right for you.  Why spend such high prices when you can purchase a good performing ski for wholesale.
Dare to be different...

BUT IF YOU MUST PURCHASE ANOTHER SKI -  

Here are some picks as to the model and brands of skis that I personally would demo if I weren't already skiing on ODYSSEYS.  Remember most of these ski models are made using my patent criteria.  

If you are looking for a well rounded all-terrain ski, and If you are a heavier skier, (over 190 lbs), you may not find any models in a firm enough flex for stability at speed.

Most ski areas have a demo rental in their rental area.   You can try several pair in a day if you take them back after a few runs.   Try them out.  Find out what feels good for you.    If you are an average skier you will instantly note the improvement in your skiing with a mid-fat ski.

Expert skiers are making claim to the midfats and fat skis saying they are the only ones that can handle these widths.  They are wrong,  But they sure like the benefits they get from the midfats.   I sincerely believe that time will bring the industry to the inevitable.  Physics will finally prevail.  But it is going to take the public to speak out to the manufacturers so they get the message that the public needs these wider skis at a reasonable price.   Why should the experts and those willing to pay the high price be the only ones to have the advantage of the wider ski?   

Here is a list of other skis you might want to try.
Remember we are the only company custom flexing skis,  one of the only US ski manufacturers.  Some of the major companies are starting to get the idea so ask your store reps.

If you are looking for a mid-fat ski like the  ODYSSEY, that is not only good in powder and crud, but is a blast on the groomers, you might want to try one or  more of the following  models, they have the right mix of dimensions and are potential alternative if you find one with the proper flex for your weight.  The wider the waist the more flotation for powder.


COMPANY
MODEL
DIMENSIONS
Sidecut Radius
DYNASTAR
Legend 8800
116-89-109
25m
ELAN
MO2
116-76-105
14.8m@165cm
FISCHER
AMC79R.2
AMC76R.2
VISION 76R.2
RIU
RANGI
116-79-104
120-76-106
120-76-106
120-80-104
124-88-112
15.7m @ 170cm

16.2m @ 170cm
23m @ 170cm
18m @ 168cm
K2
Apache Recon
T9 Lotta Luv
Public Enemy
Miss Deameanor
FUJATIVE
World Piste
INSTINX
SHUKSAN

119-78-105
119-78-105
118-85-109
113-80-104
113-85-104
114-78-105
114-78-105
114-78-105
18m @ 174cm
16.5m @ 167cm
17.4m @ 169cm
17m @ 169cm
20m @ 169cm
18m @ 174cm
18m @ 174cm
18m @ 174cm
LINE
Mike Nick
Skogan Sprang
Eric Pollard
Mothership Flite
116-86-109
116-86-109
118-86-111
120-90-110
14m @ 158cm
14m @ 158cm
15.5m @ 166cm
19.5m @ 172cm
ROSSIGNOL
RIP CHICK

120-83-110

15.3m @ 168cm
VOLKL
QUEEN ATTIVA
KARMA
DOGEN
T-ROCK

119-87-111
119-87-111
119-81-111
119-87-111
19.6m @ 170cm
19.4m @ 169cm
21.2m @ 168cm
20.1m @ 172cm

                       


Remember:  Wider is better, and demo skis under 175cm if they are available.  If you start requesting a stiffer flex if you are over 185lbs maybe per chance the manufacturer will become obligated to produce them for us.

Thanks for your indulgence in this long winded explanation of why and how the mid-fat shaped ski should be benefiting you the skier.   I would love to get your e-mails and hear what you have found out and feel.         I will try to return all communications. 

Sincerely,

Paul Nelson
   

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