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Patrick C

Patrick C
Height:5' 10"
Weight:165 lbs
Shoe Size:US 10.00
Skier Type:Type II - Moderate
Ski Frequency:10 - 24 days / year
My Skiing

Start slow and taper off, I enjoy a challenging day as much as some meadow skipping.

My Gear

Movement Race Pro 85 ski
Plum Oazo 8 bindings
Atomic Backland Carbon boot

Recent Posts

Tom, Both are fantastic, neither is superior to the other is the short answer. The UL 78 may be a bit happier in hard packed conditions with it's tighter turning radius and 85% rocker profile. The X-Alp has a slightly wider shovel, which will stay afloat better if you find yourself in the good stuff. Your skiing style may be what tips the scales as you have picked two very well matched skis in terms of popularity amongst the staff and performance on snow. You really can't go wrong either way!
Travis, If you are looking for better downhill performance and the racing aspect is less of a focus the Blacklight 74 would be a great choice for fitness, volcano skiing and the occasional race as well! It will be more stable than a pure race ski and still come in at a low weight. Hope this helps!
Kate, Thanks for the question! Given how thin the original liners are for the Syborg going with these liners would be a good choice, but I would not depend on them to change the fit of the boot. Hope this helps!
Adam, Thanks for the question! No one here has used the Billy Goats (Verts are more appropriate in the Wasatch). The Billy Goat website does list the Petzl Leopard as being compatible, but we can not speak from personal experience. Sorry we couldn't be more helpful!
Rick, The Wayback 88 will handle itself very well in all but the deepest powder. The slightly wider tip on the MTN Explore 88 will help with float, but for crudbusting and confident edge hold I will give the nod to the Wayback 88. If you do go for the MTN Explore 88 the 169cm length would be my choice for you. Hope this helps!

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