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AT Setup - Havoc vs. Pocket Rocket

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Saw some Norbert Joos for $200 +/- at the Gart Sports off exit 124 or something close to that off I-5 just south of Tacoma on the way back from PDX last Sat. Also had some REAL cheap Volant Machetes >$200 that weighed a frigging ton. It was right before a big sale, so who knows what's left. Was looking for something fatter than the Joos, but way lighter than the Machetes, so I bought nothing.

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Hey- what about the Volkl Outbacks? I found a pair of those for $350 that look like they could be pretty nice. Are they the predecessors of the Norbert Jooses?

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found this somewhere: "Volkl's Outback is an ultramodern touring ski - very versatile in all snow conditions. With a slightly larger 105-70-93 sidecut than the Norbert Joos the Outback packs plenty of punch without being difficult to control when conditions get tricky- a reliable and fun all mountain ski than can be mounted with AT or tele bindings." i think the outback is the predecessor. norbert joos probably had it tweaked to his liking and then put his name on it, but i could be wrong. don't have time to try to find out for sure. the norbert joos also has some kind of supposedly super-special skins and skin attachment system but i know nothing about that. you'll learn to ski whatever skis you end up with really; just pick one you think will work based on your research and gut feelings and go from there. thumbs_up.gif

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Is somthing wrong with me...I tour on bigstix106 and Legend Pros-- weight is a non issue, I want preformance.

Tour? Or Hike for turns?

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Is somthing wrong with me...I tour on bigstix106 and Legend Pros-- weight is a non issue, I want preformance.

Tour? Or Hike for turns?

You mean tour for straightlines?

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BUSTED!!! Im suprised no one asked me how I walk around with 2 pairs of skis on my feet.

 

Yea I hike for turns. But still, I suffer more on the way up and enjoy it more on the way down.

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